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3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

Vote with Your Fork! Eating Earth-Healthy

Things have changed. The fork is now mightier than the ballot box. Sounds crazy? Let’s look at some facts about climate change and our food. 1600-page National Climate Assessment concluded that climate change threatens our health by extreme weather, new diseases, more pests and insects, and damage to food and water supplies. The National Academy of...Read More

Why Are So Many Baby Boomers Getting Divorced?

Contrary to popular belief, the divorce rate in America has been steadily declining in the last 20 years. Unless of course, you’re a Baby Boomer. So, why are we still getting divorced at a record rate?

5 Reasons to Move to a Retirement Community

Those who know my parents, who have always been active types, know that the word “retire” was never part of their vocabulary. So you can imagine my utter shock when they brought up the subject of retiring.

Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Mother Nature in All Her Glory!

Pagosa Springs is a picturesque little resort town in the heart of Colorado’s beautiful San Juan mountains only 35 miles north of New Mexico. With many impressive mountain peaks in the San Juan range nearby, it is where the high desert plateau meets the western slope of the continental divide. It is also adjacent to the I.8 million-acre San Juan Na...Read More

Flexibility in Retirement – an Asset Worth Investing In

If you are reading this, you are probably saving up for your retirement, have run countless numbers, and are looking forward to the day when you are financially independent. In our articles, we have mentioned many times that retirement must be based on good money sense, but we have also emphasized that it’s the emotional component of this new lifes...Read More

Let’s Stay Vigorous, Vital! 5 Yoga Poses That Help

Life is busy. We tend to take care of everyone and everything else before we take care of ourselves. As a result, healthy lifestyles and exercise programs often get left behind. What if there was a way to improve balance, coordination and strength while reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and improving sleep quality? An estimated 11 million A...Read More

10 Hours

10 Hours – The total length of time I spent in the Emergency Room at Newton Memorial Hospital. Four of those hours I sat in the outer waiting room where my complaint of being unable to breath was accepted as trivial compared to that of the man who walked in carrying his finger in a jar. Three of those hours were spent on my back, on what the ...Read More

Could You Become Car-Free?

It wasn’t a decision we took lightly. In fact, Billy and I discussed the idea of becoming car-free for several years. There were good reasons to do it: no more maintenance and repair costs; no more fees for insurance, license plate renewal, or registration; no more fuel expense; and no more worry about storing the vehicle here in the States w...Read More

3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

Forget the Russians….The Beeps Are Taking Over!

Beeps are on the attack. How many are there in an hour? Let’s count. I cooked dinner in the microwave – two beeps to choose the time, one for the start button, and a double beep when the food was hot. Two more beeps when I didn’t take it out it fast enough. While waiting for dinner there were two beeps when I left the refrigerator door open t...Read More

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