All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That – NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/books/review/personal-libraries.html https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/why-you-should-stop-feeling-bad-about-all-those-books-you-buy-dont-read.html I'm absolutely guilty of this. I've got at least 100 books I've purchased but not yet read. The topics of books super interesting, but what can I say … I'm lazy own far more books than I could possibly read over the course of my remaining life every month I add a few … Continue reading All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That – NYT

The Best Tips and Tools for Safer Winter Driving – NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/02/smarter-living/wirecutter/best-tips-tools-safe-winter-driving.html Thought this was a nifty article as people begin to head into Thanksgiving driving and then real winter driving the next few months. cool weather brings drivers a unique set of dangers and inconveniences Tires lose pressure Batteries lose power emergencies — often happen in the dark during winter days car's tires will gain … Continue reading The Best Tips and Tools for Safer Winter Driving – NYT

CNN – 5 things to do before you retire

https://money.cnn.com/2018/09/17/pf/things-to-do-before-you-retire/index.html Assess savings Consider the yearly % withdraw rate on things like your 401k or other savings. What appears to be a large savings may turn out to be less than what you think when applying standard 3-4% yearly withdraw rates Factor in inflation too Map out retirement budget Track how you currently spend money … Continue reading CNN – 5 things to do before you retire

NYT – 3 Tips to Have Better Conversations

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/smarter-living/tips-better-conversations.html https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/be-better-at-parties   Food for thought. I personally have a terrible time with the "make eye contact"… I loose any concentration on what is being said or what I'm trying to say when trying to do that … lol Being someone people enjoy talking with really boils down to being genuine and being genuinely interested … Continue reading NYT – 3 Tips to Have Better Conversations

WaPo – Here are the documents you need to bulletproof your wishes after you die

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/here-are-the-documents-you-need-to-bulletproof-your-wishes-after-you-die/2018/08/28/7e7ad4d4-ab13-11e8-8a0c-70b618c98d3c_story.html?utm_term=.e94eb8ec5920 documents you should have to help carry out your final requests, according to Colleen Carcone, an attorney and director of wealth-planning strategies at TIAA Letter of instruction  instructions about your funeral and burial a crib note of the location of your financial assets - insurance policies -  passwords to your computer and smartphone will … Continue reading WaPo – Here are the documents you need to bulletproof your wishes after you die

NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/smarter-living/eisenhower-box-productivity-tips.html I'll be the first to admit I'm a 1st class procrastinator … fun article to read Your brain is working against you, and it's because of a phenomenon called the urgency effect brains tend to prioritize immediate satisfaction over long-term rewards people more likely to perform urgent, smaller tasks with a deadline than more … Continue reading NYT – Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks

Age In Place – Book Summary

https://www.amazon.com/How-Age-Place-Independent-Financially/dp/1607744163/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0/147-4408082-8327644?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=5ZRTXAGTXYE37SWXXKDR Having just retired, but wanting to spend many, many years in my current home … I came across this book with lots of good ideas. It's really targeted at looking out for mom and dad but certainly can easily apply to those earlier in their aging process wanting to get a jump on addressing … Continue reading Age In Place – Book Summary