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Retiring Tina

    Aunt June, Uncle Amos, & Veteran's Day

    Nov 06, 2015
    This week I visited with my Aunt June, a kind, wonderful and very loving lady. She’s called an assisted living residence home for about a decade now, and she gets along so well with the staff there that she considers them family...
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    TIS THE SEASON...ALMOST

    Nov 02, 2015
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    HAUNTED HOUSES AND 401K STATEMENTS

    Nov 02, 2015
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    WHAT I'D TELL MY CHILDREN (IF THEY'D ONLY LISTEN)

    Oct 19, 2015
    “I’ve been around awhile…” Whenever I start a conversation out this way, my children respond with a collective groan...
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    WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT: RETIREMENT WORRIES

    Oct 12, 2015
    When it comes to retirement, this is what I visualize: warm, sandy beaches mixed in with my grandchildren’s laughter...
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    Retirement’s Not as Far Away as You Think

    Oct 05, 2015
    Darrow Kirkpatrick seems to be living the dream. He retired in Tennessee with his wife Caroline at age 50. No, he’s not a dot-com millionaire or a real-estate flipper or even a stock trader. He’s a planner. “I did it the traditional way—hard work, frugality, prudent investing, and patience,” says Kirkpatrick, a former software engineer.
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    Starting Charity Work a Little Bit Early: A Fun Way to Donate

    Sep 29, 2015
    There’s more to retirement than simply figuring out your finances; you also need to figure out what you’ll do with all the extra time on your hands. I can’t wait to have more time to spend with my grandkids, more time for travel, and more time for reading. And I can’t wait to give back.
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    Risk, Reward, and Losing Sleep: What to Expect from the Stock Market

    Sep 21, 2015
    I remember the first time I experienced a drop in stock prices and the corresponding sticker shock of my earnings. I was 41 and had just started taking a real interest in my retirement plans. In my 30s, I was mostly focused on paying for a mortgage and paying down debt, not to mention raising a couple of kids. My statements would arrive, and I'd file them away. I don't know how many I actually looked at before that appointment with my financial adviser opened my eyes, but once the 2000 crash happened, I probably would have avoided some gray hairs and late nights if I stuck to the "ignorance is bliss" routine.
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