Category Archives: All Things Financial

Retirement: A Time to Engage or Disengage from Life?

A retiree’s pursuits can be localized and modest or global and massive. It just depends on how you wish to spend your time. Continue reading

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Single Woman Going to Chiang Mai, Thailand

I was doing a tour to Thailand in November, but my friend backed out. I am debating whether just to cancel it and do Chiang Mai on my own. Any advice/suggestions welcome. Continue reading

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Get Out of Debt Using “Loan Forgiveness” Programs

SoYouWanna pay off your student loans? Consider Wiping Out Your Loans With Some Do-Gooding. Continue reading

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What to Do with Mail on Long-term Travel?

Between your automatic payments and your online check writing ability, you can manage just about anything. Continue reading

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I’m Not Yet 30 and Working on Retirement

Things are going well. I’m very happy that I found you when I was 25 and when I was not very happy about my job or my life. Continue reading

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Rising from the Ashes to Newfound Freedom

Sometimes retirement doesn’t come in a neat package – it can be thrust upon us in the disguise of uncomfortable circumstances. This is what has happened to you and we invite you to look at this as a great opportunity to reinvent yourself. Continue reading

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The Power of Having a Plan

I am so happy the day I ran across your blog, I don’t even remember how that happened, but I have been a faithful reader ever since. Continue reading

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Mexico Retirement Locations – Comparing San Miguel de Allende to Chapala, Part III

One thing for sure is there are fantastic expat communities in both of these places, and both are extraordinary places to live. In my opinion, anyone wishing to explore Mexico as a retirement destination would be well advised to… Continue reading

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A Reader’s Comments on Retirement in Tatters

I too read the Joe Nocera article in the New York Times. It was surely bleak, and frightened a great many people. Your take on the article was quite unusual. Continue reading

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Important Steps to Finding Your Trusted House Sitter, Part II

In Part I, I spoke about how to list your home, whether or not to have a vehicle available to your sitter and how trust is a priority on both sides when finding your perfect sitter. These are my tips this week. Continue reading

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