The topic for this blog is…The Mortgage Deduction myth When I advise people to pay off their house prior to retirement, I often hear that they feel they need the mortgage deduction and they do not want to pay if off right now. I call these people…wrong! You do not need a mortgage deduction. Here…

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The topic for this blog…Simplicity At age 69, I am not as strong, fast, sharp or organized as I use to be. And yet, I continue to be able to function quite well. How?…it is simple. Linda (my fabulous wife of 47 years) and I decided to simplify everything in our lives. We moved to…

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Topic for today…When to let people at work know you are retiring. This one is fresh out of current experience. I have a close friend who just told two of his favorite people at work the secret that he was going to retire in a year or two. No problem…these are two of his closest…

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Hey, here is a happy topic…the Social Security Administration. Wait…don’t run off just yet. There is good news. I did 100% of my dealing with the Social Security folks, to set myself up to get those huge monthly checks, online. I have never set foot in a Social Security office. And…the online process was easy…

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