About Retirely

Welcome to Retirely, your one-stop resource for making your “part two” the best adventure of your life. 

You might face this phase of your life with some uncertainty — that’s normal. But it’s also a time of excitement, possibility, freedom, and fun. 

You don’t need to drift through your retirement years, wondering what to do with yourself without the structure of work or kids to keep you engaged. We can help you clarify your vision for this next phase of life and discover a new purpose, identity, and goals for the years after you say goodbye to the 9 to 5. 

Whether you’ve already retired or you’re planning ahead, you’ll find the answers, ideas, resources, tools, and inspiration you’re searching for here at Retirely. We provide in-depth articles on topics related to:

Financial Planning and Investing

Income Opportunities and Side Hustles

Lifestyle and Travel

Health, Fitness, and Beauty

Hobbies and Activities

Family and Relationships

Who We Are

We are Ron Clendenin and Barrie Davenport, a married couple and online business entrepreneurs, living in beautiful Asheville, NC. Nearing retirement ourselves, we founded Retirely to share our dream of enjoying a different kind of retirement — one that sees us continuing to enjoy our work online while having the freedom to travel, learn new skills, and stay as active as possible for as long as possible.

In a sense, we’ve been “retired” for a while, having built a network of online sites and profit centers from the comfort of home over the last ten years. We love our work because it feels like play, and fortunately, we can do it from anywhere in the world. Even once we officially retire, we don’t see ourselves stopping this work altogether. We’re having too much fun!

We both bring unique skills and interests to the table here at Retirely. Ron has experience and a background in online site-building (blogs) and growth, investing, financial planning, cryptocurrency, marketing, motorcycling, and fitness. 

Barrie’s background and experience include writing (multiple books and thousands of articles), creating online courses, personal coaching, parenting, fashion, and travel. 

Together, we have built and grown several online platforms related to personal development, mindfulness, self-publishing, crafting, and now retirement. 

We look forward to sharing this adventure with you and sharing what we’ve learned as quasi-early retirees planning for the next few decades ahead. Let’s make them the best yet!