Two Roads

From: The Road Not Taken I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.                           -ROBERT FROST…

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2034 Is Sooner Than You Think

There is no way to talk about planning for retirement without mentioning the 800 pound gorilla in the room – the long term prospects for social security. For years we have been hearing that at some point in the future social security will become insolvent. The dates move around, but the closer we get to…

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Living In Paradise

One of the things that many people dream of doing when they retire is traveling. Seeing the parts of the country or the world that they never got a chance to see due to various commitments. But the reality is that doing a lot of traveling can be very expensive. If you haven’t been able…

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Live Forever

I have said for years, mostly in jest, that my plan is to live to be four hundred. That way I can live to see the fruition of so many of the dreams that I grew up reading about. I remember especially wanting to see humanity colonize the asteroid belt (I can’t tell you why.)…

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It’s Magic… Right?

One of the things that really trip us up when it comes to retirement is magical thinking. That is, the thought that if we just keep on with our lives, being good people and doing the best we can, that “our time will come.” Certainly there are things that we should be doing when we…

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Money is Money, But…

Money is money. And face it, when you are closing in on retirement there is only so much you can do about how much you will have. With a little dedication you can certainly improve your financial situation heading into retirement, but you can’t back up and be 20 again. What you can do is change…

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