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Four Seasons

The four seasons in New England We are in the middle of winter and it is cold outside. Phil looked at his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. He was right, we have…


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Business Opportunity

My formula for developing a new business opportunity is to pose the five W’s and see if there is market and a real opportunity that needs filling. My five W’s are simple: what, who, where,…


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Downsizing

[cryout-button-dark url=”#”]Downsizing your home[/cryout-button-dark] Once your kids have grown and are independent and you have retired from business, it is time to find a smaller, more appropriate sized home for just you and your spouse.


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Hobby

Picking up a hobby during retirement When you’re planning for your retirement, it is essential that you pick a hobby to replace the time you’re giving up in your primary job. You’re used to working…


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Walking

Ah, the joys of walking I find that I enjoy walking for several reasons: daily exercise, fresh air, a time for thinking & planning, commune with nature, get to know my town, and lose weight. The…


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Movie

If you had to be trapped inside a movie for 5 days, which movie would you pick? Being trapped inside a movie for 5 days would allow me to live my fantasy life and still…


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Public Libraries

[cryout-button-dark url=”#”]Public Library[/cryout-button-dark] There’s a big public library across the street from the park where I go everyday for a walk.  It literally is across the street  so I usually go in browse the new section &…


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Traveling

Traveling on a Budget When you retire, if the travel bug hits you, you can plan to travel to several places each year as the time and budget allows. A lot of people find that…


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Birthday

[cryout-button-dark url=”#”]It’s your birthday, what do you wish for??[/cryout-button-dark] My birthday is today, January 14th  and I will be turning 60 years old this year. It seems like a milestone but it is not. I…


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Immigration

[cryout-button-dark url=”#”]Immigration Reform[/cryout-button-dark] Immigration is such a broad topic that more than one blog is needed to address it. Immigration and the reform of it are both a political and a social issue. Political because…