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How Do Relationships Change During Retirement?
This is one of the questions that blog readers ask most often. After finances, what to do all day, and where to live, what retirement does to relationships is top of mind for most of us. We realize there will be changes in how we interact with others. But, ...
This is one of the questions that blog readers ask most often. After finances, what to do all day, and where to live, what retirement does to relationships is top of mind for most of us. We realize there will be changes in ho...
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Health Care Costs: Is Next Year Going To Be Bad?
credit: Huffington post.com I guess we should be thankful we won't be surprised: the warnings about a major increase in health care insurance costs are hard to avoid. Several leading insurers have already announced they will not participate in the Marketpla...
credit: Huffington post.com I guess we should be thankful we won't be surprised: the warnings about a major increase in health care insurance costs are hard to avoid. Several leading insurers have already announced they will ...
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Last Minute Travel Deals: Where To Go?
One of the benefits of retirement is the ability to travel on our schedule. No longer must we wait for   our annual two week break from work. Sure, we can take trips during the summer, but then so does everyone else, making for crowded roads, airports, and ...
One of the benefits of retirement is the ability to travel on our schedule. No longer must we wait for our annual two week break from work. Sure, we can take trips during the summer, but then so does everyone else, making for...
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Being a Beginner - I Hate The Feeling
As I was reading a book I had been sent to review, there was a phrase that jumped off the page for me and became the basis of this post. I can relate  completely  to the concept of fear when beginning something new. I wrote about it from a slightly differen...
As I was reading a book I had been sent to review, there was a phrase that jumped off the page for me and became the basis of this post. I can relate completely to the concept of fear when beginning something new. I wrote abo...
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Can You Enjoy Doing Nothing In Retirement?
The short answer is, No. Can you enjoy doing nothing no matter what stage of your life? Probably not. But, I understand the questioner's intent: without work and a schedule can you simply relax and do nothing meaningful during retirement? It that an OK choi...
The short answer is, No. Can you enjoy doing nothing no matter what stage of your life? Probably not. But, I understand the questioner's intent: without work and a schedule can you simply relax and do nothing meaningful durin...
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Feeling One Step Behind The Technology Curve
credit: wikipedia An enduring image from Star Trek: moving at warp speed. Whether from the original TV show, one of the spin-offs, or from all the movies that boldly went where no man had gone before, warp speed was always available to escape something, or ...
credit: wikipedia An enduring image from Star Trek: moving at warp speed. Whether from the original TV show, one of the spin-offs, or from all the movies that boldly went where no man had gone before, warp speed was always av...
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How Do Relationships Change During Retirement?
This is one of the questions that blog readers ask most often. After finances, what to do all day, and where to live, what retirement does to relationships is top of mind for most of us. We realize there will be changes in how we interact with others. But, ...
This is one of the questions that blog readers ask most often. After finances, what to do all day, and where to live, what retirement does to relationships is top of mind for most of us. We realize there will be changes in ho...
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Can You Spend Part Of The Year Away From Family?
This is  an intriguing question posed by a new reader. I have addressed something similar in a past post, but from the perspective of the kids who are left behind when parents or grandparents spend part of the year somewhere else. This time let's turn our f...
This is an intriguing question posed by a new reader. I have addressed something similar in a past post, but from the perspective of the kids who are left behind when parents or grandparents spend part of the year somewhere ...
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Satisfying Retirement Planning: Thee Keys To "Success?"
credit: Huffingtonpost.com There are a few pieces of "common knowledge" about retirement I'd like to modify. They may holding you back from deciding to retire. Or, maybe, they are forcing you to live in a way that isn't really satisfying. Certainly, they ar...
credit: Huffingtonpost.com There are a few pieces of "common knowledge" about retirement I'd like to modify. They may holding you back from deciding to retire. Or, maybe, they are forcing you to live in a way that isn't rea...
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From Adversity Comes Something Special
This post is part travelogue, part inspirational story. It is about a place that was almost destroyed by natural disasters, but fought back to find new life and a new direction. Betty and I just returned from a trip to Silver City, New Mexico. About five ho...
This post is part travelogue, part inspirational story. It is about a place that was almost destroyed by natural disasters, but fought back to find new life and a new direction. Betty and I just returned from a trip to Silv...
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What We Teach Our Grandkids Matters
While we're on a brief vacation, I thought this post from 4 years ago was worth a re-posting. A few days ago Betty, my amazing wife, and I were talking about the power of a parent's or grandparent's words on others. After my mom died I discovered several no...
While we're on a brief vacation, I thought this post from 4 years ago was worth a re-posting. A few days ago Betty, my amazing wife, and I were talking about the power of a parent's or grandparent's words on others. After...
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Phoenix Film Festival
This is becoming a trend.  Betty and I spent the first week of the New Year in Palm Springs for the International Film Festival. Last week, we took part in the growing Phoenix Film Festival about 35 minutes from our new home. Palm Springs is fun every year ...
This is becoming a trend. Betty and I spent the first week of the New Year in Palm Springs for the International Film Festival. Last week, we took part in the growing Phoenix Film Festival about 35 minutes from our new home...
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Was Top 40 DJ for a dozen years, then researcher and consultant to hundreds of radio stations. Great Job!
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Leading blogger and author for experiencing a Satisfying Retirement Journey
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Contributor to series of books on retirement praised by Wall Street Journal. Interviewed by Money Magazine
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