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The Slow Evolution of a New Home

When my beloved and I purchased our “fixer-upper” retirement home last year, we weren’t thinking The Money Pit – we were seeing possibilities. We had a home inspector and a contractor go through the house with us to help us make a realistic … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Could You Live Overseas?

Challenge #24 Have you ever thought of living in another country – or retiring to one? My beloved would love to move around – getting a flat for six months or so in each of the cities and we’d love … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – What Possessions Are Nearest to Your Heart?

Challenge #19 Moving is always a little traumatic. But moving from a larger home to a smaller retirement home may be even more stressful. Certain memories and  possessions won’t make the cut for the new home. If you had to … Continue reading

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To Keep or Not to Keep? The Trials of Downsizing a Household

OK, fellow boomers – let’s say you’ve been living in your house (or carrying stuff with you from house to house) for thirty, forty, or fifty years. You probably have things stored in the attic or basement that you haven’t … Continue reading

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Kiss Today Good-bye, and Point Me Toward Tomorrow…

Tomorrow, I’ll wake up, get in my car, and drive with my husband to visit our son in Upstate New York.  I won’t be going in to the office tomorrow, or on any other day from now on. Today, after a … Continue reading

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Countdown to My New Life

Four more days….  that’s all that’s left of my career.  I had other jobs before I started down this path, but I started as a temp in an insurance office in 1974,  and signed on full-time in 1975.  I briefly tried something else, … Continue reading

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