Finance

How I Overcame the Loss of My Paycheck

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Disruption As my retirement date drew closer, I contemplated a future without my paycheck which not only provided financial means but also symbolized that I was valued, independent, productive, and “in the game”. My comfortable, predictable life was about to change big time! Expectations When it came to my future spending, my expectation was that […]

Podcasts

RH 014 Route to Retire and Wells Banana Bread Beer

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Show Notes Retirement Segment Has been working for same company since late 1990s and is the engineers’ manager Worked his way out of debt which included $30k of student loans After his daughter was born he discovered Joe from Retire by 40 and FIRE Financial Independence Retire Early Jim’s ready to be done working and […]

Podcasts

What Facebook Knows About Me

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With the dust not yet settled over the Cambridge Analytica user privacy scandal, I decided it would be a good idea to look into what information Facebook has on me. Getting a copy of my information was easy. I went to Settings where I saw “Download a copy of your data”. I clicked on Download […]

Lifestyle

Death Valley and Joshua Tree

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Watch a 4 minute slide show on our March 2018 trip Death Valley and Joshua Tree Some Thoughts… Death Valley Death Valley was given its name in 1850 by a group of stranded miners who after being rescued reportedly said “Good-bye Death Valley”. Death Valley is the largest park in the US outside of Alaska. […]

Podcasts

RH 013 That Beer Guru and Adroit Theory

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Show Notes Retirement Segment Jeff Barger worked 37 years for Consolidated Natural Gas Last position was VP of Operations Retired April 2014 at age 58 Jeff is fortunate to have a pension which offers him more flexibility and security Over the course of 37 years the business changed from having a family feel to becoming […]