Do you even retire? In truth, I don’t consider myself an early retiree for a number of reasons. However, I have been observing how I spend my time during the last 4 years and I thought this topic might relate to those who are either taking some time off by choice or if you’re on […]
Top 5 Tweets for Sept 2020
Social Media Marketing I’ve always said that I wish my Twitter stats could be my blog page view stats. Well, unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. If you’re reading this, you’re probably curious about figuring out “what works and what doesn’t”. I might actually make this a regular feature of my blog to […]
After 4 years of what?
You’ve heard it all before I left FT employment in January 2016 and have been in-between several things and various projects. One of the main things I’ve struggled with is figuring out “what’s next?”. I don’t think that’s such a big surprise for most people, because people warn about this pitfall in any type of […]
I was poor, then I was rich and now I’m (feeling) poor again
It’s all in how you see it Ok….so I’m not “poor poor”, but I’ve been feeling poor lately. That is largely because of my wife’s furloughed job, with small prospects of coming back, and the increased competition in the job market, should either of us want to earn a salary again. These kind of changes […]
Is friendship still a thing in the 21st century?
The reality is this, people get their own lives and people die. Those 2 things will ALWAYS be a constant. I’m just not sure where that leaves us with friendship in the 21st century.
All the “What if’s” in the world
When you’re only half way there This is really a story about “wandering” when you decide to take some time off. I’m still in the process of taking some extended time off and left full time employment 4 years ago now. My wife still works a full time job and is the sole income for […]
Favorite app as a non-app person
What is a non-app person? “Favorite app” is really an elusive term. Even as an “IT guy” for more than 20+ years, I am often wary of technology and forever concerned about the security of my data and devices. When everyone started saying “there’s an app for that!” I kind of felt like I was […]
Best Side Hustles to Boost Earnings in Your 50’s and beyond
Did you know that roughly 79 percent of Americans are behind or feel that they are behind in their retirement savings? This is an appalling number considering the cost of living and healthcare costs are on the rise in America. More and more aging adults are not looking for actual retirement, rather partial retirement. And […]
When your heroes collide (Post #3)
It’s a slam dunk A long time ago I used to idolize NBA superstar Doctor J, in many ways I still do. I consider him a gentleman that handled his success with style and grace. My memory of him is starting to transition from legendary to mythical. Some of the things he did with a […]
Changing attitudes and goals in retirement (Post #2 in series 20 posts / 20 pounds)
Why is change so hard? I had a conversation with my wife the other day about buying fresh berries. In fact, it’s the same conversation we’ve been having for a while now. She controls a good chunk of the grocery budget and she is usually reluctant to spend extra money on healthier foods. This has […]