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“Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.”
- George F. Burns

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
- W. Somerset Maugham


Keeping the Golden Years ...Golden

Everyone's dream of what, when, and how they will spend those Golden Years is different. Some will focus on family, others service opportunities, but whatever the case we want to make sure that the finances match the dreams. Quite possibly, we may need to change one, the other, or both to get there.

Videos -- Living Your Dream

NBR | Ready for Retirment | Your Retirement Lifestyle

...Source: PBS

Retirement lifesytles Joe Collum and Connie Hicks discuss the importance of understanding the type of lifestyle that you want and then getting those finances in order to allow for the planned & unplanned. 4:24


NBR | Ready for Retirment | When to Retire

...Source: PBS

When to Retire Choosing when to retire is an importance choice that will impace income streams, lifestyle, etc. 4:24




Being Ready Financially

How to Retire with $1 Million

...Source: U.S. News & World Report /

One weekend a few years ago my brother-in-law was visiting. We sat on our back deck, sipping iced tea and talking about early retirement. He was 60 at the time, and looking forward to retiring from his engineering company at age 62.

"Yeah, we've made our number," said his wife.

"Your number?" I asked. "What's that?"

"The money you need to retire," she explained... Read more


Are You Your Retirement Plan's Worst Enemy

...Source: The Wall Street Journal

It seemed like a great idea at the time. The couple, in their mid 70s, had a spacious home in New York but felt they were ready to move to Florida. Central to their retirement plan was downsizing their house and reducing their spending.
... Read more


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