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We Won’t Retire and Move to Timbuktu or Other Obscure Places (Real or Not)

By H.A.R.D. Wears on March 17, 2022

Man, this morning when I woke up in Idaho it was 27 degrees and threatening to snow. The forecast showed a high of 33 and more snow. Windy and gray skies, I knew it’d be a great day to stoke the fireplace and plan some warm-weather vacations. And while I do that, I know the […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By H.A.R.D. Wears on November 30, 2021

I don’t know about you, but man, there’s a briskness to the air that screams at me every morning, threatening to snow and bury my sun-lovin’ soul (and whispering that I need to travel south). Not that I don’t enjoy winter, but really, I only like it when I’m playing in it, not when I […]

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All We can do is Laugh

By H.A.R.D. Wears on November 9, 2021

Okay, folks. Are you laughing now more that you’re retired, or less? We think we’re laughing more. Maybe it’s because we’ve more time on our hands. Maybe it’s because if we didn’t laugh we’d cry. Perhaps it’s because we’ve learned to take life less seriously than we did 20 years ago. We’re not sure why, […]

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Create Your Own Retirement Schedule

By H.A.R.D. Wears on September 21, 2021

Before being retired, we were excited for no more schedules, more free time, and more opportunity to do what we wanted when we wanted. Man, we quickly realized that retirement did not guarantee any of that! Sure, we don’t have to get up for the grind of the work week, but we still have to […]

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Best Places for Retirees in the Fall

By H.A.R.D. Wears on September 14, 2021

We love to travel at H.A.R.D. and we’re exploring the best places for retirees in the fall. We’ve seen the country and continue exploring our nation.

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Reel in Good Health in Retirement

By H.A.R.D. Wears on September 7, 2021

At H.A.R.D., we relish the time we have in retirement for fishing! We know it’s not for everyone, but man, we love it! It’s something we’ve done our entire life, and being retired, we’ve made it one of our priorities. There’s nothing like being outside, in the sun, hanging with our favorite people, practicing catch […]

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Retirement Should Never be Boring

By H.A.R.D. Wears on August 31, 2021

ugh it’s something we work our whole career for, it tends to catch many of us by surprise. We think that as one starts the financial planning of retirement, they should also start a hobbies list that combines socializing, physical activity, creativity and personal growth opportunities.

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Solid Social Life in Retirement

By H.A.R.D. Wears on June 2, 2021

Do you ever miss the office or the “daily grind” when you’re contemplating what to do in yet another day of retirement? Yeah, we don’t either, at least not most of the time. We don’t miss the endless pile of nonsense in our “in box”, or the daily sales call to create enthusiasm about reaching […]

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Boomer’s or Bust

By H.A.R.D. Wears on May 18, 2021

We’ve noticed that there is an expectation of retirement age Baby Boomers, and we don’t really appreciate it! People tend to think that if you are a “Baby Boomer”, you should be fragile, sitting in a rocking chair, playing Bingo at your local senior center and barely existing with one foot already in the grave! […]

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Remember What H.A.R.D. is All About

By H.A.R.D. Wears on February 5, 2021

Well, we retirees and those in semi-retirement made it through another year and another president! Not sure where we’re headed now, but it’s great to just be along for the ride. We’re missing our travel, our adventures, our people! How about you? How are you getting along? Have you been healthy (relative, I know, considering […]

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2020, Putting Things into Perspective

By H.A.R.D. Wears on January 6, 2021

Whoa, what a ride! 2020 took us (and our generation) by storm and tried to beat us down, tried to take away dreams of sandy beaches and pig roasts, holiday get-togethers and family celebrations. But boy-howdy, we are showing COVID-19 what for! Our generation has been through the ringer and back, but we persevere. We […]

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How to Safely Do The Holidays in 2020

By H.A.R.D. Wears on November 20, 2020

How to Safely Do The Holidays in 2020 Holiday season is in full bloom, much like the COVID-19 cases. As we’ve dealt with this strange virus for most of 2020, many grandparents and retirees are ready and eager to visit with their family for Thanksgiving but are anxious about the safest way to do the […]

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The Best Gifts For Retirees

By H.A.R.D. Wears on October 28, 2020

Holiday shopping for a recent retiree can be challenging. They’ve already gotten the greatest gift ever-retirement!

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Expectations and Communication in Retirement

By H.A.R.D. Wears on September 28, 2020

So, you’re thinking about retiring or trying out semi-retirement. It’s not an easy choice to make. Your friends and family might not agree with your retirement choices, and your finances must be in line with your on-going lifestyle. However, retiring is very personal choice and it’s your decision. Though it affects others, their opinion should […]

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The Book of Dudes

By H.A.R.D. Wears on June 3, 2018

   The Book of Dudes – Version 4  Life can be HARD, but it doesn’t have to be. 125 Life Lessons of biblical characters that can still be applied today. (extracted from the NAS Life Application Study Bible) Click here to download a free PDF copy of: The Book of Dudes Book of Dudes-v4

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H*A*R*D – Military Design Shirt

By H.A.R.D. Wears on January 17, 2016

H*A*R*D Series – created for the man that wears a uniform. This classic one color design is perfect for the ARMY, NAVY, MARINE, AIR FORCE, POLICE, FIREMAN retiree. The Half Ass Retired Dude salutes you. A percentage of H*A*R*D series sales is donated to Wounded Warrior. June is around the corner, #1 Father’s Day Gift […]

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Chillin’ Palm Shirt

By H.A.R.D. Wears on January 15, 2016

For those days when your chillin’ under the palm trees with your favorite drink in hand. Inspired by the islands, make everyone jealous of your Half-Ass Retired Dude status. June is around the corner, #1 Father’s Day Gift This design is available in both short sleeve and long sleeve varieties.

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The Classic Buoy Shirt

By H.A.R.D. Wears on January 15, 2016

The Classic Buoy – It’s a great retirement gift for the guy that has a sense of humor and a love of all water sports. Weather you live by the coast or by the lake, this simple but yet bold design is guaranteed to get laughs. June is around the corner, #1 Father’s Day Gift […]

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The Half Ass Retired Dude brand is trending and becoming the most popular retirement gift for men on-line.

By H.A.R.D. Wears on January 13, 2016

The Half Ass Retired Dude brand is trending and becoming the most popular retirement gift for men on-line. Originally, the shirts and hats were available only at street shows and festivals. They became an immediate hit conjuring up smiles, giggles, laugh-out-louds and even screams. Today, these gift items are available at www.hard-wears.com and recently a […]

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The sweet spot

By H.A.R.D. Wears on March 6, 2014

Don’t wait till it’s too late.

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