AARP 5 Secrets To Happy Retirement AARP’s e-newsletter just arrived, with 5 tips for a happy retirement. To which I’ll add a 6th tip: The time to worry and plan for retirement is when you don’t need to. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.