Some Advice On Downsizing

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.comLast spring at about this time I was in the throes of preparing to move to Wake Robin. It was the downsizing of a lifetime, the move before the final move to that tiny house that awaits us all--you know, the one where there’s no room to even stand up, not that we will want to stand up then....more

Why Stay-at-Home Moms Need Retirement Plans

Being a stay home mom has some great rewards. Not only do you get to care for your children and family, but you also get to be a very active presence in their lives. Psychologically, it is an important part of the healthy growth of children. In the fast paced world where most parents lack quality time with family and especially children due to the constant requirement to be working or on some other errands can be a bit overbearing and sometimes too overwhelming. But that is a matter for another day....more
CindyRitchie Thank for the kind words. Yes these are two nice options too.more

5 Essential Tips for a Happy Retirement

Leaving the workforce is a huge change that can be difficult to undergo. People spend years dreaming about retiring, but they often feel overwhelmed by their newfound spare time and freedom. Worried you will feel the same? Check out this article for five crucial tips for a happy retirement....more

Bedroom Marmalade

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Flip side of the day

Once again, the morning reminded me why I am retiring.Suffice it to say I won’t be teary-eyed about leaving the local transportation systems and some of the riders on it.Coming home was a different story.While we were down at Undisclosed over the weekend, my neighborhood was busy.Below are a few new shots of Christmas light shots I took while coming home off the bus.Enjoy!...more

Year End Financial Checklist

 It's that time of the year again. Everyone is in the holiday spirit, parties are in full swing, dinners are being planned and the wish lists have gotten quite long! This is the exact time of the year when it seems that everyone starts to ignore their spending. Don't let holidays ruin your financial progress; this can be a great time to review the financial strides you've made this year. By analyzing your spending and following these key steps you will place yourself in a better financial position for the New Year. Here is my Year End Financial Checklist that will help make your season brighter!...more

Useful Tips for Parents Saving for College

The cost of earning a college education is on the rise. Besides tuition, students also have to pay for housing, food, textbooks, and entertainment. Check out this article for a few tips on how to start saving early for your kid’s college expenses....more

Debunking 4 Myths of Retirement

CarlyT Wonderful and valid points, thank you! I'm interested in reading the stories you've ...more

Daily Public Transit: The Good, Bad and Ugly

I am climbing on my soapbox again to talk about my daily commute.Back in my prior life, when we lived two blocks away from the train station, life was sunny. A nice morning train, a brisk walk to work;in short, no worries.Then our house sold and we moved two miles further from the train.There lies the rub: the bus....more

Retirement Planning: 10 Things You Need to Know

  Hello Everyone! I am still in way over my head with this move (moving is really one of the worst experiences ever, even when the move is the best possible thing for your family)....more