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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 […]

ways to live a longer, healthier life

9 proven ways to live a long, healthy life

If you’re like me, you want to live a long, healthy life, filled with purpose and surrounded by those you love.  What are some practical ways to make that dream a reality? Best-selling author Dan Buettner, along with a team at National Geographic, think they have the answer.  They scoured the world for communities of […]

things that matter more than money

Five things that matter more than money in retirement

  We put a lot of emphasis on saving enough money for retirement, and rightly so.  Money is important, but as I’ve said time and again, retirement is more than a math problem.  One negative side effect of our obsession with our “number” is that we forget (or never decided) what we wanted all that […]

What one man’s wilderness adventure can teach you about retirement

Some of you know that my wife is from Alaska.  Her dad (pictured above) was a fighter pilot in the Air Force and Alaska was the final posting.  Until my in-law’s recent move to Washington, we would visit the 49th state almost every year.  It is a beautiful place and I highly recommend it, but […]

decisions you will never regret

Seven decisions you will never regret

One of the benefits of my job is that I get to see a large group of people all making decisions about the same thing: Retirement. Over the years, that has given me a large data set of decisions and their consequences. Some of those decisions are minor, while others have consequences that ripple out […]