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sunk cost

Don’t throw good life after bad

In business, a sunk cost is a cost that has already been incurred and can’t be recovered.  Economists tell us that we shouldn’t factor these costs in when making a rational decision about how to proceed.  Since we’re human and hate losses, however, we often use these previous costs as justification to invest more. The […]

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The best tool for retirement health expenses

There is a lot of uncertainty with healthcare lately, but two trends will likely continue: It will continue to get more expensive and you will continue to be responsible for more and more of the costs.  Even with Medicare, it is estimated that the typical retiree will need between $200,000 and $400,000 to pay for […]

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My 5 favorite travel tools

The family and I have been traveling in Iceland for the last few weeks.  We had an amazing time (more in a future post), but I was again reminded that whoever said “The joy is in the journey” never spent much time flying coach.  If you do any amount of traveling, you know that travel […]

Systems and Habits

Systems and Habits

Quick review I’m doing a 3-part series on how to overcome obstacles and achieve the real, significant and lasting change necessary to live the life you want, both now and in retirement.  It’s a 3-part series, because we’re covering 3 big ideas.  Idea #1 was minimalism: Deciding what doesn’t belong in your life—stuff, expenses, obligations, […]

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You will probably retire sooner than you think

Hi all.  Life got busy and Part 3 of my series on simplifying your life and executing on the things that are most important to you is taking a bit longer than expected.  I know.  Ironic isn’t it? Anyway, that post will be up soon.  Meanwhile I wanted to give you a few quick thoughts […]