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CCRC Pricing: I don’t get it

Last weekend my husband and I toured a local retirement community. It’s a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) which means it has housing and care options for most of the stages of your life. From what I can tell CCRCs are supposed to be useful for long-term care planning. The contract types vary by community -- some guarantee your monthly will never go up … [Read More...]

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A Friday Roundup: Awesome Emergency Fund Posts

Happy Friday everyone! Before the little ones start knocking on my door for candy, I thought I’d put together an Emergency Fund Round-Up post. When I looked at … [Read More...]

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5 Easy Steps to Restart Retirement Investing, Even if You Feel Overwhelmed

I was reviewing the free-form text answers to my Retirement Readiness survey last weekend, and realized many people are feeling overwhelmed. There were a lot … [Read More...]

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Our Dog’s Retirement: and 4 Retirement Questions You Should Ask (but probably haven’t)

I’ll bet you’ve been avoiding this, but I’m going to bring it up anyway: have you thought about how you want to live  your last couple years? There’s four questions at the end of this post we all need to ask ourselves, but most of us have been avoiding (including me!). I started thinking about my […]

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Retirement: Changes and Community (and Brazil!)

Bom Dia everyone! It’s been two weeks since my last post.  Not because I haven’t had anything to say (my husband agrees, I always have something to say).  But the day job sent me to Brazil. I spent the first days of October prepping the customer’s systems remotely, and then spent all of last week in Sao Paulo helping the […]

Retirement Storms

Weathering the Retirement Storms:  The 2 Critical Keys

In the wake of Hurricane Odile I’ve been pondering how we can best prepare for emergencies.  It’s a skill we need in retirement because emergencies of various shapes and sizes will happen in our retirement years.  It’s not an “if” it’s a “when.” I don’t want to spend my life worrying about what might happen, […]