A graduate of Ohio’s Miami University and co-founder of three companies, Ted Catino's latest venture is GigSmart, a mobile application designed to connect employers with employees seeking short-term, contract work. In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Ted "Theodore" Catino helps individuals transition through the early stages of post-retirement.
Studies have shown that roughly two-thirds of retirees have had challenges adapting to post-retirement changes such as the absence of a regular routine and day-to-day social interactions. However, following certain guidelines and maintaining a positive frame of mind can ease the transition considerably.
Mary Languirand, co-author of How to Age in Place, suggests looking at retirement as an opportunity to spend the majority of your time doing what you love. Adding that research shows those who spend time socializing with others are happier and healthier than people who keep to themselves, Languirand stresses the importance of connecting with others. Eating healthy and enjoying regular exercise can also help enhance your quality of life and develop routines that may have been lost upon retirement. Finally, understand that finding comfort and peace following retirement is a process that requires patience.
Three years later, they bought out the investor and established lines of credit for $500,000. This amount grew over 25 years to some $300 million. The company eventually built ties with several thousand dealers in 30 states and hired 125 employees.