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$pring Training

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This is an update to a post that first appeared in March 2018. Finally our seasonal spring weather has arrived: sunshine; warm temperatures; longer days; more outdoor activities; wildflowers; the scent of citrus; and baseball. When it comes to baseball I see it as a metaphor for spring: the rebirth of another season when anything […]

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6 Reasons Why Adjusting to Retirement Was Easy – For My Wife

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According to the Social Readjustment Scale[1], retirement is in the top 10 most stressful life events. For some, like me, retirement is difficult and the adjustment takes years. For others, such as my wife, the transition is smooth. I’ve written about my challenges in The 6 Stages of Retirement. In this post, I focus on why […]

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DNA Testing Reveals Surprise

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The genetic genealogy business is growing. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday Anestry.com sold 1.5 million kits! Their database has grown to over 6 million including my sisters and soon me. My sisters have researched our family genealogy for several years so getting their DNA tested adds relevant information. So it came as a huge […]

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Would You Sell Your Home to an iBuyer?

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An iBuyer is not to be confused with internet home listing sites such as Zillow or Trulia. iBuyers, such as OpenDoor and OfferPad, actually purchase your home. And they are not flippers who buy on the cheap, renovate and resell for a hefty profit. This business model is new, evolving and here to stay. Here’s how iBuyers operate. You visit an iBuyer […]

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2017 Year In Review

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It’s that time of year to look back to see how we got to where we are today to help us plan for tomorrow. Did I really just write that? Anyhow, here’s a look back at 2017. On July 25 I announced the creation of the Retire Hoppy website and podcast. Also on July 25 […]