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 a long winter ahead. But in a few weeks spring will be here, the flowers will blossom, and we will forget this […]
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, when, and how. Answer those five questions and you can find out whether that hobby or opportunity is something worth […]
My Favorite Beach in the world Looking back on my youth, I spent several years in the Galapagos Islands & one thing that stands out from that time is how beautiful the beaches were. One that stands out is the beach at Tortuga Bay. This beach was big, with dunes about 100 ft tall, a quiet […]
[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.
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 40-60 hours a week and focused on your job. Once you retire, you have all that time and nothing to […]
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 walking bug hit me last year around June. I was overweight, looking for a way to lose it, nothing was […]
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 come back to real life. So I would choose a movie that allows me to try different things for 5 days. Picking […]
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 they don’t have the time or money to travel to exotic places such as cruises or far-flung exotic destinations.The best […]
[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 think for me 2013 was the defining year.
[cryout-button-dark url=”#”]Name five things in your toolbox and what do they do[/cryout-button-dark] This is easy as I use all of them on a regular basis and I don’t own many of them. I would like to mention the following five items from my toolbox: pair of pliers, screwdriver, hammer, hand saw, and measuring tape. These […]