Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lifestyles in military retirement: Empty nester

There’s a persistent rumor among early retirees that you can only achieve the ambitious ER goal if you eliminate all discretionary spending– including the money “wasted” on raising a family. The reality is that you have to focus your spending … Continue reading

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Book report: Dilemmas of Family Wealth

      Judy Martel was a senior editor at BankRate (a partner of Dollar Stretcher).  She still blogs about financial news for the site. Her book “The Dilemmas of Family Wealth”  was published by Bloomberg over five years ago. … Continue reading

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Introverts, extroverts, and retirement

A persistent claim about retiring early is that it favors a certain personality type. This rumor started over a decade ago with a survey comparing personality types with financial-management skills. It was an informal query, not a statistically significant study, … Continue reading

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More on caring for an elder’s finances

Thanks for all your feedback since my first post on my financial lessons learned from caring for an elderly parent.  Frankly, writing about it helps me make sense of the situation. I also appreciate your backup! My Alzheimer’s research led … Continue reading

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