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Time to Retire – What Do I Do With My Time?

By | September 11th, 2018|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Planning to retire? Maybe you’re not quite there yet but you’ve been planning the financial component for quite a while.  What about your time?  Have you considered what you will do in terms of your time? Certainly, finances are an essential piece to every retirement plan, but planning should not end there.  Consider this – you have been working a 9 to 5 job for 40 or more years, getting up at the same time, going through the same, or similar routine day in and day out. You may have had time off over the years from vacations, illness or [...]

What’s Your Reason to Get Out of Bed in The Morning?

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of winnond / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   If your answer to that question is, because I have to pee, that’s not what I mean.  That’s probably the number one answer to that question.  Other answers could be – to get ready for work, or to get into the tasks of the day, whatever those might be for you, or maybe to leave for a much needed vacation.  Those are valid answers, but again, not what I mean.   We all have to make a living, clean the house, do yard work, take care of others, take care of our health, etc. [...]

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Why Think About Retirement Now, I’m Only 22

By | June 16th, 2013|Categories: Planning, Retirement|Tags: , |

When I was first starting out, I would often hear my older family members tell me that I need to start planning now for the future, as well as retirement. I understood that I probably needed to plan for the future, the near future, but retirement? I have to admit, I thought they were crazy. I’m in my early twenties, why do I need to think about retirement now? My thoughts were deeply anchored in how I was going to support myself at that time, not when I’m 65. It was not until much later in life that I realized my [...]

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Downsizing or Rightsizing: Why Using the Proper Term can Make a big Difference

By | October 16th, 2012|Categories: Downsizing, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , |

This may seem a little nit-picky, but terms you use in a conversation can sometimes make a big difference. For example, the first time I heard the term downsizing, it was used as a negative connotation. It was quite a while ago and it was used in the media to describe a strategy that large companies were implementing to cut costs. These companies were laying off large groups of employees to save money because they were not making enough sales to meet projections for the year. That is a very negative connotation for the employees that had to find another job. [...]

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