Do You Have a Vision Board?

True to form for artistic things, I was late to the party when it came to creating a vision board for my future. After decades without a vision board, I wondered if I should waste my time planning and envisioning my future, or what’s left of it. But one of … Read more…

Time to Downsize?

At some point in our lives, we all have to downsize our living arrangements. In our younger years, it might not have even been something we chose to do. Job promotions, for example, may come with a price. Just thinking about moving to a metro area anywhere on the East … Read more…

To Move or Not to Move

As life changes, we sooner or later have to mull over the pros and cons of changing our residence. Maybe the move “just” involves downsizing, a huge project in itself. Or it may require relocating to a completely new zip code. Near or far, that kind of move has a … Read more…

Downsizing — Not for the Faint-Hearted

There’s something about downsizing that really makes you wonder how you ever accumulated so much junk! Americans, especially, are known for their voracious consumer appetite for stuff, for wanting the latest of everything. Of course, most of us had plenty of help in that department. We didn’t buy or inherit … Read more…

Chasing Riches?

As other writers have discovered, it’s always interesting when acquaintances find out an “older person” is taking classes, especially online classes. Reactions vary, as anyone would expect: Good for you! is quite common, though more frequent is You’ve got to be kidding! Haven’t you had enough of that by now? … Read more…

Looks Like I’ll Never Retire…How about You?

They’ve brought a lot of studies to bear in recent years on the question of retirement and whether any of us can ever afford to go down that long-awaited road. “They” include AARP, Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and many other financial experts. (Google for more.) If you’re … Read more…