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Chronically Late? 4 Strategies That Will Keep You on Time as a Mature Woman
5 hours ago

Chronically Late? 4 Strategies That Will Keep You on Time as a Mature Woman

“Wow, your hair smells really good.” It’s an odd thing for someone else’s husband to say to you, but it wasn’t the first time I’d heard it. And when the wife hugged me, too, as we all sat down to our restaurant meal that evening…
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How to Master the Tiny Behaviors That Can Lead to Remarkable Results
6 hours ago

How to Master the Tiny Behaviors That Can Lead to Remarkable Results

In his book, Atomic Habits, author James Clear tells the story of professional cycling in Great Britain which had endured nearly one hundred years of mediocrity…

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The Joy of Letter Writing: Reviving a Habit Long Lost
7 hours ago

The Joy of Letter Writing: Reviving a Habit Long Lost

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Do you remember how years before the advent of the Internet we used to write old-fashioned letters to one another that we stamped and mailed? Maybe we even got creative and sealed the letter with special sealing wax…
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This is the Worst Mistake You Can Make When Retiring Abroad
6 days ago

This is the Worst Mistake You Can Make When Retiring Abroad

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There are many reasons that retiring abroad has become a hot trend. Some of us are looking for a way to live comfortably on Social Security and our limited savings. Others are choosing to seek adventure in far of places after a lifetime of being stuck in a cubicle. Still others are moving abroad in retirement to be closer to family members in other countries. Read More

6 Reasons Living Alone Makes You Feel Rich
1 week ago

6 Reasons Living Alone Makes You Feel Rich

Welcome to another installment of my “living like a millionaire on a retirement budget” series. No matter what our financial situation, we all have budgets. Living beautifully — or luxuriously can hinge on changing a perception or making an attitude adjustment. Read More

How Clearing Clutter Can Help You Find Freedom and Happiness After 60
2 weeks ago

How Clearing Clutter Can Help You Find Freedom and Happiness After 60

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I came across this quote about clearing clutter on – of all places – a medical website, and it struck me as the perfect way to look at the “too much stuff” conundrum I’m still struggling with. Read More

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down
2 weeks ago

14 Easy Ways to Keep Funeral Costs Down

“I don’t want to pay that amount of money for something I don’t want!”

I screamed these words to the funeral director who sat opposite me on the sofa two days after my husband had died. Read More

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less
2 weeks ago

The Upside to Downsizing – How You Can Love Life with Less

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While sorting through my inbox, I came across one email with the subject line “Loving Life with Less.” Given my interest in downsizing, I was very excited to read it. Yes! I thought. That’s exactly the goal. Read More

4 Benefits of Staying in Your Own Home a Little Longer – While Starting Your Next Tree
2 weeks ago

4 Benefits of Staying in Your Own Home a Little Longer – While Starting Your Next Tree

When I moved into my newly built home 10 years ago, the city planted small trees on the front lawns of most of the homes. While many homeowners got spindly young saplings, I was fortunate enough to get a tall…
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6 Insights I Picked Up on My 51st Class Reunion
2 weeks ago

6 Insights I Picked Up on My 51st Class Reunion

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My high school class is not one of the those who have regular reunions. We had one 10 years after graduation, then nothing. So, I was surprised – and delighted – to get an invitation to celebrate…
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