Category Archives: Money

Living Wealthy vs. Real Wealth

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou The Creative Caretaker – Paradise on a Shoestring Dylan’s “Times Are a Changing” plays on Jack’s IPod and Bose speakers. How could turning 55 a year … Continue reading

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Too Much Risk Too Close To Retirement

Straight talk never hurts. Too many boomers are part of the underfunded retirement generation, miss-informed, counting on real estate and stock market investment gains to make up the difference between what one saves and one needs to fund a successful … Continue reading

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You Can’t Predict the Future, But You Can Prepare for it!

We recently saw yet another “End of the World Prediction“ come and go. What’s the next Y2 event, the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012? Retirees would do well to ignore doomsday conspiracy theorists and the like. Instead they … Continue reading

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Low Interest Rates, Good or Bad?

The Fed has committed to keep interest rates low for the next two years. This sounds good to most Americans. Many believe or hope it will help improve the economy and revive the depressed housing market and inspire consumer spending. … Continue reading

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The Perfect Holiday Caregiver: It’s all a state of mind

It’s all a state of mind. The holidays are always a wonderful time of year for family gatherings, reflection on what we have and the spirit of giving. The television is packed with specials showing relationships and families coming together … Continue reading

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Invisible Heroes

They live in your city, perhaps on your street or even next door. They serve with courage, perseverance, patience and love. Some give 24 hours a day, with days blending into weeks, months and years. They are family caregivers; heroes … Continue reading

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In Which Community Do I See Myself Living in Older Age?

A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that “people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home.  About 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing … Continue reading

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