Restructure your life rather than retire


This sound advice comes in an article, “Don’t let retirement stress marriage: Plan to be busy,” by Rodney Brooks at This can happen, retired or not, to people who begin full-time RVing. The small space can magnify marital problems if the two of you are not friends.

Couples need to plan for the psychological changes as well as prepare financially. This article also suggests that men, in particular, need to have a hobby or community work. Otherwise, they’ll drive their wives crazy!

Retire to an RV: The Roadmap to Affordable Retirement

Retire to an RV: The Roadmap to Affordable Retirement

RVing does give a focus to life that living in a stix ‘n brix house usually doesn’t. You are planning your travels and then making it happen. When staying at an RV park or resort, there are often activities – in some resorts activities are varied and extensive – or you could be focused on seeing the area or visiting nearby friends and relatives. After a certain amount of time on the road – and that varies by individuals and couples – you need to find a focus. It could be working or volunteering. It could be participating in a hobby like geocaching, biking or hiking or a creative endeavor. In their ebook, RVers: How Do They Live Like That?, authors Judy Farrow and Lou Stoetzer exam this issue. We also discuss living together 24/7 in our book Retire to an RV: The Roadmap to Affordable Retirement.

June 18, 2013
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