The COVID-19 Retirement Readiness Quiz

Eating my third breakfast of the day at I-don’t-know-what-o’clock, I had a frightening realization:  Is this pandemic quarantine what my retirement will be like?   Clearly, I’m not the only one thinking about it.  From memes all over Facebook to this article by Alessandra Malito in MarketWatch (Is quarantine like early retirement? These people think…

Winter Fun on a Budget!

By now, your family has been cooped up together for a few days.  People are getting whiny and so are the kids.  You are broke from the gift giving and planning to put an extra $500/year into your 401(k) (see blog from 2 weeks ago), so you need some cheap entertainment and quickly.   Here…

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How to Throw the Best Garage Sale

That last blog made me think about the best way to get rid of that old crap, er, I mean valuable collections.  Remember, what you get rid of now, your kids won’t have to later.  Plus, it’s summer.  The perfect yard sale weather.   I’ve said before, I perversely enjoy putting on a yard sale. …

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Summer Fun for Seniors

Around this time every year, I usually list some fun summer activities for families with kids.  Why should kids have all the fun?  Here are some fun ideas you older-and-wiser friends to brighten your summer!   Take a water aerobics class – try to find one outdoors now that the weather is nice. See a…