Source: PNG Image.net Bylaw 1.7(a)(4-3) of this blog's charter states… 'A topical post relevant to retirement must be published at least three times a year. What, this again?! With all that the pandemic has tossed at us this year, I fully admit to ignoring the above blog obligation. I had hoped that it would somehow … Continue reading Retirement Victory!
"Oh, God. Not another of these posts from him." "Yeah, 'fraid so." "Sneak away for a beer?" " <expletive deleted> yeah! I'm outta here..." My apologies ahead of time to those who come here solely for the inanity and preposterous-laden content; I do promise a return to absurd ramblings soon. But unfortunately bylaw #1.7(a)(4-3) of this blog's … Continue reading Early Retirement: Year Four Milepost
Right in the middle of making popcorn one evening last week the phone rang. A perfect example of snack interruptus. As I continue to mend from a recent surgery, snacks are pretty much the only excitement I have at the moment. The call was from our accountant and her timing couldn't have been worse. The new season of "Humans" was just about to start, and I … Continue reading Tax Refunds and Stress Tests: An Early Retirement Milestone
Recently a former co-worker and I were discussing our respective retirement incomes. She ended one of her emails to me quoting the old adage about money not buying happiness. And she's right, it certainly cannot. But her mentioning this familiar phrase did get me to think about how the choices we make in search of happiness … Continue reading Playing Catch Up
I have been suffering from some rounds of bureaucratic pushback lately. Things that I think are easy to accomplish, or at least not particularly challenging, have instead become ridiculously complicated. They are, if you'll excuse the lame commercial usage, my Maalox moments. Not to get too crunchy on you, but in spite of the setbacks I am … Continue reading The Catbird Seat of Indignation
One of my favorite movies is Albert Brooks' "Lost in America." There's a scene midway in the film when he wakes up in a Las Vegas hotel room only to find that his wife (played by Julie Hagerty) is downstairs in the casino losing all of their nest egg. Wearing his bathrobe, Brooks heads down to … Continue reading Down!