We live in a whole new world with COVID-19. However, this doesn't mean that you should stop living. You have worked hard all your life to build a nest egg that would allow you to enjoy life. You can stay busy at home for a … [Read more...] about Casino Trip Planning for Retirees During COVID-19
Travel and Places
Ever wanted to take a trip somewhere interesting? Or curious about the best places to live? Have a look at these insightful articles: Where should you live? ** Switzerland travel tips ** Longmont, Colorado
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I have been blown away by the mouse. Mickey did me in with his charm. His friends were complicit. Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Minnie... They all got to me. This post debates whether the high cost of a Disney cruise is worth it. So … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Disney Cruise Cost?
Happy Monday, everyone! In honor of meteorological spring, today's guest post ponders whether a certain blogger (a certain golden nameplate winner, in fact) should consider moving to Minnesota. I'm grateful as heck for the … [Read more...] about Moving to Minnesota? What You Can Look Forward To
Now that we're back from vacation and the kids are off to school, it's predictable ... inevitable ... that summer is abandoning us. Knowing how to take a great photo every time the opportunity strikes is a useful skill in an … [Read more...] about How to Take a Great Photo Every Time
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Thanks to being an urban planning major in college, I have a pretty good pulse on how cities develop, change, decline, and gentrify over time. If I had a choice over where to retire, I would probably look for a mountain … [Read more...] about Suburbs vs City: Why the City Always Wins
June 8, 2018: Rest in Peace, Tony. You will be incredibly missed. Thank you for inspiring us all to be better human beings. The following is a tribute to Anthony Bourdain - he would have made a fine president. Talk To … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain: A Tribute
I've complained a lot lately about the weather here in Minnesota. It's supposed to be spring, and the mid-April norms are the upper 50s. And yet, the blizzard whipping through outside is oblivious to these meteorological … [Read more...] about The Best Cities for Geoarbitrage
Fondue, anyone? Today I'm going to share some photos and blather on about our incredible 5-day Switzerland itinerary. What a neat chunk of the planet this place is. So for those of you aspiring to Financial Independence, keep … [Read more...] about Our Amazing Rick Steves Inspired Switzerland Vacation (Photos!)
Way back in late 2001, yours truly got laid-off. After being in the workforce for a little over five years after college, this came as a bit of a shock. I thought I had it all figured out, and was “well on my way.” Here's the … [Read more...] about Why My Peace Corps Recruitment Failed