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Retiring in Thailand

Sunday, May 20th, 2018   11:13 am |  Category:   Retirement locations  |  Add Comment  
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The decision for us to retire in Thailand was actually pretty easy. After living in the U.A.E and traveling extensively around the Middle East and Africa during my tenure with IBM, Thailand was a welcome respite. As I traveled through out the Middle East and Africa, I looked at each of the countries for one …more

Six Tips for Retirement Skiing

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018   11:37 am |  Category:   Health, Hobbies/Sports  |  Add Comment  
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I didn’t truly fall in love with skiing until I was … 60! This wasn’t because of a late start. I started in rope tow, lace-up boot days, when a family pass at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood was $6.50 (eight people in my family. Thank you, Timberline.) My skills, however, plateaued at about 17. …more

Don’t Visit Your Loved One in the Hospital!

Friday, April 27th, 2018   1:51 pm |  Category:   Health  |  Add Comment  
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When someone you love is in the hospital, don’t go to visit!   That’s right. Families should not think of themselves as visitors in the hospital room. Families—or sometimes very close friends— bring a wealth of information, background and understanding. They know their loved ones better than anyone else in the hospital.   That counts …more

Quiet Time – Good Habit to Follow

Monday, April 23rd, 2018   10:29 am |  Category:   Health, Life  |  Add Comment  
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One of the things I believe we must do daily, especially as we age, is to set aside a particular – “Quiet” – time for ourselves. For myself, I am referring to a time when I have anywhere from an hour to an hour and one-half of “just me” time. No disruptions, no noise, no …more

3 new ways to manage pain without opioids

Monday, April 16th, 2018   1:08 pm |  Category:   Health  |  Add Comment  
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It has been estimated that 5000 new opioid addictions begin with prescription medication per year. The need for alternatives to manage pain has never been greater. Interventional Radiologists (doctors who perform procedures using imaging guidance) are doing just that – managing pain without opioids.   Specifically, the application of a medical subspecialty (called interventional radiology) …more

Trading heels for tennis shoes

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018   4:08 pm |  Category:   Life  |  1 Comment  
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What woman wouldn’t want to trade heels for tennis shoes? Recently one of my retired friends said that was one of her favorite things about retirement. This light-hearted comment got me thinking about my 6 years of retirement and what I liked and disliked.   Small things make me smile. The other day I realized …more

How much will the new tax bill put in your pocketbook?

Thursday, April 5th, 2018   1:40 pm |  Category:   Finance  |  Add Comment  
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When it was first announced that the new tax bill passed and taxes would be cut by about 25% for many, what first crossed your mind? Finally renovating your bathroom or kitchen? How about paying down debt that’s been dogging your financial picture for some time? Maybe increasing the amount you save for retirement so …more

5 Ways to Pay Your Long-Term Care Insurance Premium

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018   6:18 pm |  Category:   Finance, Health  |  Add Comment  
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It is important to account for your long-term care insurance when making your retirement plans to ensure you are financially well protected in case of an unexpected illness or disability. If you don’t account for your long-term care insurance when planning your retirement savings, you will inadvertently have to dip into your savings to fund …more

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