Are You and Your Partner On The Same Financial Page?

Let’s face it, relationships are tough.  They require constant attention, great communication, and massive compromise.  And while the old adage, "Opposites attract" may make for an exciting, passionate relationship, it can also be the downfall of your financial dreams.  When committing to a major goal, like early retirement, it is crucial that you and your partner are on the same money page....more
That's great that you've made it work out! Just keep those lines of communication open. Thanks ...more

You're a mom forever

On Sunday morning, my son greeted me by saying, "Good morning! I get my allowance today, right?" After his morning routine, I handed him his cash for the week and he went to distribute it into his three jars. He then starting telling me what he was going to use his spend money on (a Batman action figure of some kind) and what he was going to use his save money on (a different Batman action figure of some kind)....more

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

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