Overcoming Three Retirement Hurdles

Overcoming Three Retirement Hurdles

Picture the 100 or 110 meter hurdle race.  That’s the one where you have to jump 10 hurdles to reach the finish line. You have retirement financial goals: pay off your mortgage, build your 401k, create a tax efficient income stream.  With the end in mind, how do you...
Are You Dissing Your Dollars?

Are You Dissing Your Dollars?

Ladies – when you “dis” something – you mentally degrade or put it down.  This can hinder you from using your financial resources in retirement to fulfill your unique version of true wealth. In my 23+ years in the personal finance world, I have discovered it is so...
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....