Retirees have decades worth of accumulated possessions and often don't need more stuff. They also have different priorities and generally more time and less income than working people. Here's how to select a gift the retirees in your life will actually want. Social experiences. It's easy for retirees to become lonely and isolated. A gift can provide an opportunity to interact with others. "Generally speaking what retirees want most is social connection.
In addition to the financial preparations, remember to consider how you will spend your time. (iStockphoto)How do you know when you’re ready to retire? You may have a dollar amount, age or career milestone in mind that’s associated with your retirement date. But before you leave your profession, money and lifestyle considerations should be carefully scrutinized. Aim to enter retirement with a comprehensive plan that ensures you’re in complete control of your money and life.
Gradually cutting back your work hours to four days a week and then three or working 20 hours per week instead of 40 or 50 sounds appealing to many people approaching retirement age. You can work fewer hours and have less responsibility, but still have a place to go where you feel productive and have enough money coming in to avoid large retirement account withdrawals. However, phased retirement arrangements aren't common because of a number of obstacles to making these programs work.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".