The topic of this blog is…You matter. I mention in the book that it is quite a shock to the system when you go from being what you have been for 40 years or so to…to what? Who and what is the new retired YOU going to be? You may not know that on the…

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The topic of this blog is…passing along your knowledge. I have watched geniuses…learned people…walk out the door at retirement without ever passing along that which they learned. Oh sure, they did so while working. They mentored. Coached. Helped others along the way. But what about those who come after them…what could they pass along to…

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Topic for this blog…the difference and similarity between my three non-photo books. Smells Like Retirement is about taking charge of your own retirement and steering your retirement to exactly where you want it to go. The Way Up is about taking charge of your corporate career and steering your career to exactly where you want it…

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Not really on-topic for my recent book, but thought this might be of interest to you Michael Frater Visits the Big Island of Hawaii I got a call from my friend, Coach Bowden. “Hey Don, I am up here at the Holualoa Gallery with one of the fastest men in the world, Michael Frater from…

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Topic for this blog…the extremely powerful word “NO” I have always been kind of selfish. By that, I mean that I try to have my first filter to be “is this good for me?” rather than “Is this good for someone else?” It turned out that being charitable and giving time to various causes WAS…

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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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