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Just Say Yes! Part I

“Here, try this.” “Oh, no thanks. That’s ok. I’m good.” It’s so easy to say “No” to new things. We get comfortable in our lifestyle, our viewpoints, and in our expectations. Trying something new just upsets the applecart. And who wants to do that? We have our favorite hangouts, the foods we like the most, […]

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Briefcase to Backpack: New Retirement Options

It has been 22 years since we exchanged our briefcases for backpacks and as it has turned out, it’s one of the best decisions we’ve made. Trading an office for the world, opening our minds instead of books, and swapping sandwich lunches for global cuisine, what an experience it has been! The fine people, intriguing […]

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Solving Some Problems of Retirement

We read a piece in Market Watch about the state of retirees today and the problems they won’t tell us about. If Market Watch is correct, and we have no reason to doubt it, then we would like to share some of our solutions to these listed difficulties. Retirees are broke “According to the Census […]

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How to Make Traveling Easier for Yourself

Traveling is not for everyone. In fact, some feel that the whole hassle of traveling is less than inspiring, and the comforts of home beckon far greater. How about opening your perspective and begin to introduce some travel into your current lifestyle? Could you make this easier on yourself? Here are some useful points to […]

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Celebrating 25th Retirement Anniversary-The Secret to Success

You were in your early 30’s when you decided to ‘retire.’ Did you actually think of it as retirement at the time or did you just want to drop out of the rat race? We understood that we were retiring, with the idea that we would not be returning to work. If we had to, […]

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Haunted House Sit in Guatemala

So there I was, in the kitchen of a beautiful home just outside Antigua, Guatemala, speaking to a ghost. After weeks of unexplained events – radios turning on and off by themselves, an intolerable sense of sadness in certain rooms, and a sudden chill when walking between the living and dining rooms, it was what […]

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Cheaper Alternative to U.S. Long-Term Care

Just recently we encountered two troubling personal stories reflecting the costs involved in caring for loved ones who are aged or in need of medical management or assisted living. The first was a woman whose husband has Alzheimer’s. Susan “signed over” their home to a continuous care facility in the U.S. in payment for her […]

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Our 25th Year of Retirement by Age 62

At the age of 62, we are beginning our 25th year of financial independence. That is quite a feat! From the beaches on Nevis, West Indies, to the shores of Phuket, Thailand we have traveled extensively through these decades, and what a ride it’s been! Young and strong in those early years, we were willing […]

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What Every Woman Needs to Know about Retirement

The other day I read an article about women and retirement. In this piece, the number one premise for motivation was that we should be afraid. Very afraid. It said that for the most part, men did the planning for retirement and that we as women rely on them blindly. I dislike reading articles such […]

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Can Millennials Become Financially Independent?

Millennials, those born roughly between 1980 and the year 2000, face a different future than Baby Boomers did at their same age. In terms of wealth building and saving for retirement their challenges are wage stagnation, unemployment, underemployment and a seeming sense of entitlement. Because they came of age during the Great Recession, their faith […]

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