Browsing Archive February, 2011
Sea Story:  Blowing the Job Interview of the Decade
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Sea Story: Blowing the Job Interview of the Decade

I've finished blogging about the main text of the book. Of course I've left out a few things that you'll want to read in the book itself-- the chapter checklists, the personal stories, and other goodies. Impact Publications says that the book should show up at Amazon.com in May and in the exchange bookstores by ...

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During retirement:  Paying it forward
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During retirement: Paying it forward

There's nothing wrong with seeking your avocation by trying different types of work or volunteering. But you can simply enjoy "not working" for the rest of your life! You've earned your retirement, and you have no further obligation to society beyond living a fulfilling life that does no harm. Working and ...

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During retirement: Back to school?
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During retirement: Back to school?

Now that you're enjoying a stimulating retirement and exploring new horizons, what about "back to school"? A surprising number of retirees seek out the classroom, especially if they feel obligated to extract every penny from their GI Bill benefits. Some see school as an opportunity to make up for lost time: the ...

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During retirement: where do you want to go next?
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During retirement: where do you want to go next?

  You might have joined the military to see the world, but now you can do it all over again at your own pace. Vacation travel is expensive on a fixed schedule for short times at destination resorts. However, retirement travel and the "perpetual travel" lifestyle can exploit seasonal prices with longer stays. ...

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During retirement:  rebel a little
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During retirement: rebel a little

Now that you're taking better care of yourself, it's time to have fun with it. While you're designing an improved lifestyle for yourself you can also get a life. It bears repeating: retirement means that you're responsible for your own entertainment. This is especially true if you happen to have retired at a more ...

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During retirement:  Healthy lifestyle
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During retirement: Healthy lifestyle

Now that you're financially independent with more control over your time, it would be a shame if this "retiree duty" ended early from negligence. One of your new goals should be to maximize your longevity! Turn that goal into a plan and execute it. After years of denial and deferred gratification, it's tempting to ...

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During retirement: The inevitable job offers
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During retirement: The inevitable job offers

As you blissfully go about your daily retiree routine, you'll be blindsided by an epiphany: "Gosh, I could do THAT job!" The realization could be triggered by anything-- a clerk's fumbling efforts at the home-improvement store, a chance encounter with a battle buddy, a news item about an old wingman, or a job ...

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