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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 – Whether to Weather the Weather

Challenge #25 Are you a person who loves the heat, or one who needs it cool? Are you OK with air conditioning, or do you need your air to be fresh? My beloved and I have spent a few weekends … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – A New Kind of Budget

Challenge #11 The way we budget our money and plan for the future necessarily changes over time. When we’re younger, we often take on some debt for education, to buy houses, or to otherwise invest in our long term goals. … Continue reading

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2012 – A Year of Expected and Unexpected Change

So in a few days, we’ll leave 2012 behind and start a new year. At the risk of being a little clichéd, it’s probably time for a little reflection, then a look to the future. I’ve had some major events in … Continue reading

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Future Challenge: On Golden Pond

I’m going to on out on a limb here, hoping that if you’re visiting this blog, regardless of your age, you have at least a passing interest in your future and the lifestyles it can bring. Maybe you came for … Continue reading

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Letting Go and Moving On

Reluctance by Robert Frost  Out through the fields and the woods  And over the walls I have wended;  I have climbed the hills of view  And looked at the world, and descended;  I have come by the highway home,  And … Continue reading

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