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Never Would I Have Imagined

One question I’ve always had trouble answering is, “What is your long term plan?” I can organize and implement everything from a small task to a large-scale international project as well as anyone, but setting and achieving 5-year goals for myself is a real stumper for me. Given my history, it makes sense. My mother …more



Simplify …

Spring is just around the corner! Depending on where you live, you can feel it in the air! South Carolina’s weather is fighting for spring to spring forth! I’ve done most of my downsizing and as you recall, I closed my last blog sitting on our patio, admiring the sun set over Lake Murray, asking …more



Another Senior Hiking Adventure. St. Lucia

Age is just a number. If it starts with a ‘7’, you are not eliminated from certain activities. Same with an ‘8’. Regardless of the kids saying, aren’t you too old to take that risk? Bucket list items should never become casualties to a number. Yes, we need to be a bit more cautious and …more



Downsizing … What Now?

Happy New Year! After weeks of packing, unpacking, moving furniture around several times a day, tossing, and donating, I feel like these two REDs* are happily settled in our cozy condo on Lake Murray. New Year’s resolutions? I gave them up years ago. I’d make lists, and then forget where I placed them. However, I …more



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Tips For Old Guys Looking For Love Online

What is perceived as criticism or negativity is hard to take but sometimes, telling it “like it is” is the only way to tell it. Trust me, you will be offended by some parts of this essay and that’s okay. Grow up and take it like a real man, if you know what that means. …more



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Are You As Financially Prepared for Retirement As You Think?

You saved carefully and invested wisely. You believe your plans are in place, and your nest egg is in order. You feel financially prepared for the years to come. But have you considered your medical expenses? All too often, retirement planning is focused on wealth management—a good thing in and of itself. But medical costs …more



What Now?

Like me, you’ve probably asked yourself, When did I get old enough to retire?  I still ask myself, When did I get old? My husband Rob of thirty-one years and I met and married in our early forties. We have a blended family of two sons and two daughters, but through the years we’ve always …more



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Asian Servants

During the 1970s in my international banking career, my wife and I lived in Southeast Asia for five years—two in Jakarta and three in Singapore. Returning to the States, we found that friends were curious about servants and assumed they were like those in PBS British dramas. Before arriving in Jakarta, we had hoped our …more



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