Retirement FOMO – Five Ways To Avoid It

Retirement FOMO – Five Ways To Avoid It

       In your various social media feeds, you see your friends and acquaintances visiting family, traveling to exotic locals, eating tantalizing food, driving their new car, attending a coveted cultural event, enjoying their new retirement home.  It is human to...
The 500+ Piece Social Security Puzzle

The 500+ Piece Social Security Puzzle

I love putting puzzles together. My daughter and I compete every year at Christmas to put together two 85 piece round ornaments. Over time, I have come up with a strategy that works pretty well, and while my eyesight isn’t what it used to be, I can still hold my own....
Retirement – Get Ready To Bloom This Spring

Retirement – Get Ready To Bloom This Spring

This spring, I am prepping to grow hops to provide shade for my western exposed patio.  It is a lot of work to create the structure, prepare the soil and get ready to watch them climb! As I do this, I can’t help but feel that the same is true with our monetary lives....
Three Rules To Consider Breaking In Retirement

Three Rules To Consider Breaking In Retirement

I’m a bit of a rule breaker. I believe that the financial services industry has set people up for disappointment.  Specifically, I have an issue with the hype about building your “number” and the idea that happiness is all about having more as you move towards the...