Podcasts

RH 022 The U Curve of Happiness and Brut IPA

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Show Notes Retirement Segment A large world-wide study describes happiness as tracing a U over the course of one’s life. The theory is that we are happy when we begin our careers and get our lives off the ground. However, when we reach middle age, the realities, disappointments and stress catches up with us and […]

Finance

Be Very Deliberative When Considering an Annuity

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Personally I’m Not into Annuities And I’m not alone. Dave Ramsey, personal finance author and radio show host, also isn’t a fan of annuities. There are plenty of reasons why. One of the main reasons is that annuities have significant expenses that reduce the growth of your investment. Annuities also have surrender charges on early withdrawals that can […]

Podcasts

RH 021 Keys to a Happy Retirement and Modus Hoperandi

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 Show Notes Retirement Segment This episode marks the start of season 2. We have completed one full year of the Retire Hoppy podcast! New tag line for Retire Hoppy: Inform, inspire and entertain The foundation for our program is an article from NewRetirement.com: 50 Tips for Happy, Healthy and Wealthy Retirement Roy and I discuss […]

Health

Try Taking a Deep Breath

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I have a condition called “white coat syndrome”. It’s where your blood pressure (BP) shoots through the stratosphere when readings are taken at the doctor’s office. This makes it challenging to know if you actually have high blood pressure. So what I do is take measurements at home. So far everything has been OK. But in the […]