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How Can Thrift be Useful for People About to Retire? How Can it Help Those Who Are Retired?


Do you have a friend or relative who is getting older? Do you know someone who is retired? Have you ever thought of retiring yourself? Do you plan to work as long as you can? These are issues people consider as they get older. Some day, you will as well. 


Welcome to Thrifty Living Today. A special way of life for the Twenty-first Century. 


My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host.


One of the largest issues, faced by people today, is how will I support myself in my retirement?


Some people fee ill equipped to take on the future. I urge you to consider this carefully and to explore what opportunities are out there for you. I am certain that your interest in Thrift will help you. "Dollar Stretcher" has a lot of information on the topic and is a terrific place to start.


Another issue is what will I do once I retire? How will my life change? Consider this now, even if you are years away from retirement. 


Join a club, or start one yourself! I have done it and this can be rewarding. For example, I came to the conclusion that a lot of people know nothing about Thrift. So I asked my local library if I could start a Thrift Club. After some discussion about what Thrift is, the Library Staff allowed me space and I started a club where people of all ages attend. It is now the only Thrift Club meeting in the USA! (verified by the Institue for American Values) In a way, I think this is sad. There are a lot of people who might be helped by a place where they can discuss frugal living, ways to save money, buying for less, saving, and where people support the idea.   


In the mean time, I would like to share some information with you. I have decided to retire myself. Feb. 16, 2012 will be my last day as a clinical nurse. 


In honor of that I have decided to start a new blog. It is called:




This will be an interactive blog. I sincerely hope that people will send in their comments, share their experiences and support each other with their thoughts and suggestions. 


I will continue to write for "Thrifty Living Today,"and for the "Virtual Thrift Club" on "Dollar Stretcher." Note: if you haven't read the "Virtual Thrift Club" give it a try. Scroll all the way down the column that says Forums and look for the topics. Click on one that interests you. 


Lori Blatzheim is a wife, mother, retired nurse, writer, and thrift advocate. She knows that use of Thrift can help people because she has experienced the benefits. 


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