Hepcat Me

Friends and especially former co-workers continue to stay in contact with me on a regular basis.  They ask a lot of interesting questions about pensions, 401(k), health insurance, etc..  And, lucky me, they also provide a fair amount of ribbing about Geritol, Polident, Depend and other such products aimed at seniors.  It all comes with …

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The Perils of Paradise

I have owned homes in Virginia, Washington, DC, Florida, and California.  Homeownership has never truly excited me very much.  I've always considered real estate to be like any other type of investment -- filled with uncertainty.  With ownership comes great responsibility to maintain it, pay local taxes, and protect it against acts of God or other such …

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Polar Vortex Retirement Observations

Watching the news coverage of the so-called Polar Vortex weather pattern hitting a good chunk of the country gives me a little perspective.  The stopping point of this huge storm hits at the most northern part of Florida panhandle.  We saw scenes from the midwest of snow, ice, and cars  bumping into one another, and …

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Dollars to Dunkin’ Donuts

Just up the street from the front entrance of our condo development is a Dunkin' Donuts.  My dietary weaknesses tend to run more towards the salty rather than the sweet (popcorn, cashews, chips, etc.), but to the extent that I ever salivate over sweets, doughnuts are always at the top of my cravings list.  I am embarrassed to …

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