(Photo Details: Hawaii–Doug without his clubs)
I receive a lot of requests from people wanting me to write a guest post on their blog. I know I will never get around to that, I barely get around to posting on my own blog! So I have learned from experience to just say no to that.
I also receive many requests to publish guest posts on my blog. Usually from investment companies or insurance companies, or someone else trying to sell something to my readers. I also say no to that. But I will usually publish a guest-written post to introduce a new retirement blogger.
The following is a guest post by Jared Scharen. Jared is an MBA student at Northwestern who has started a website dedicated to helping boomers figure out where they want to retire. His website eRetirements has a fun quiz to help you pick a place to retire, and also a retirement blog. It’s fun, but truth be told, that’s not why I agreed to a guest post. When he introduced himself to me he said that his parents read my blog. And that made me happy.
So here is Jared’s post: Healthy Hobbies for Retirement: Active Alternatives to Hitting the Links.
It comes as no surprise that many people associate the word “retirement” with “golf.” Early tee times with friends followed by a midday lunch at the clubhouse seems to be a common stereotype of how retirees spend much of their free time. This is a common fallacy that forces many people to unwillingly pick up the game and end up finding absolutely no pleasure in it. So what should you do if golf isn’t your thing?
Despite the common perception of golf as being the main hobby for retirees across the country, there