zen and the art of retirement

Zen and the art of retirement

  I just finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.  It’s a bestselling classic, but I must confess that I wasn’t a huge fan.  It did have a few great nuggets that made me think, however, and today I’d like to share a short passage from the book that could have a profound […]

adventure is worthwhile

Three easy ways to take interesting online courses

When I was in college, I wanted to take a photography class as an elective.  Unfortunately, I was required to take “Fundamentals of Drawing” as a prerequisite.  I can’t draw to save my life, but I gave it a shot, assuming that the teacher would grade according to the “finance student who wants to take […]

changes to medicare

Big changes to Medicare that could affect you

Congress just passed a law that made some changes to Medicare so I wanted to give you a quick summary of those changes and how they might affect your retirement plans. Positives Doctor Pay.  The law repeals the physicians payment cut that had many doctors seriously considering whether they should stop accepting Medicare patients altogether.  […]

decision making in retirement

What science teaches us about making retirement decisions

I think it’s fair to say that most of us believe we are rational beings and we make rational decisions. I just finished reading a book, however, that calls that premise into question. In Predictably Irrational, professor Dan Ariely uses cleverly designed experiments to show time and again that many of the daily decisions we […]

Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago

  Note: This post is part of a weekend series I’m doing throughout 2015 that is focused on fun things to do (or learn) during retirement (i.e. bucket list items). I hope you enjoy them and use them as inspiration for your own adventures. Congrats to Donna from our Facebook page who was the winner […]