And we all know how that went! (Source: Azquotes.com) Bylaw 1.7(a)(4-3) of this blog's charter states… "A topical post relevant to retirement must be published at least once a year"... So, campers, how's everything going in your tent? Just to be clear, I'm speaking of your billfolds and wallets here. Whichever is holding the wad … Continue reading Anyone Got a Plan B?
Source: Healthy Aging Show It's perfectly fitting this week that I find myself with a whopper of a cold. The start of Open Season (sometimes called Open Enrollment) has begun for many Americans. This is the time when one needs to review his/her health insurance for the following year and make changes if needed. For … Continue reading Open Season Roulette
Ah, yes, fall. Sweaters at the ready, school busses on the roads, pigs flying¹, and an early frost is on the pumpkin. Okay, the pumpkin part is merely poetic license. It's 75 degrees outside right now as I sit here typing. Still, it's fall here in Florida. The leaves on some of the trees have … Continue reading Autumn Changes
The problem with giving advice is that you sort of have to know what you're talking about in order to make a difference in someone else's life. It's not a hard and fast rule, though. Many people fake it. They express a noticeable sense of self-confidence and put up strong airs about their superior knowledge. We call such people blowhards, … Continue reading I’d Never Steer You Wrong
As a few of my good friends know, I will sometimes do anything to slip in a Genesis reference into my writing (Hi, S). The "Waiting Room" is a song from their iconic album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Today, as I waited for Gorgeous in yet another of this week's visits to doctors, … Continue reading The Waiting Room
Tomorrow I have an appointment with the person I hope will be my new permanent physician. He is the third doctor I have had in the last four years. When you move too much, and you have constant upheaval because of it, it can lead to inconsistent medical care, differing advice, and too many opportunities for details to slip … Continue reading Turn Your Head and Cough
Earlier today I went to my chiropractor appointment. I went to one regularly when I lived in California because of a pain I had in my neck (provide your own joke here, I've come up empty). I stopped seeing him when we moved to Oregon, and that turned out to be a very bad decision. Once you stop going to … Continue reading Snap, Crackle, Pop
I have until Monday to decide if I'll make a switch with our health insurance.¹ I have been on the same Blue Cross plan for over 20 years. I suspect that when the dust settles with my research this weekend, we'll end up making no changes. That's what normally happens whenever I do this. I spend … Continue reading Tick, Tick, Tick