Along with FINCON12 I've visited my Dad and worked on his finances. I'll talk about how he's doing now and then I'll review the latest financial lessons. Alzheimer's is relentless. Dad's mid-stage symptoms are worse and his brain is losing control of his emotions. He has trouble remembering faces and aphasia is setting in. For the last 18 … [Read more...] about Geriatric Financial Management Update
Archives for September 2012
Last week's post covered the basic insurance issues when you're just starting out. You'll insure your personal property and your vehicle for the financial catastrophes that you can't cover on your own, and you'll control the costs by using high deductibles. Insurance expenses make it even riskier to own a home while you're on active duty, so try to … [Read more...] about More Lessons Learned on Insurance (part 2 of 2)
I'd like to credit Mike over at Live The New Economy with inspiring me to write today's post. When you're done here, go visit his site and check his progress on achieving his goals. I may be an older dog, but he re-taught me an old trick. One of the perpetual debates on forums like Early-Retirement.org or MrMoneyMustache.com is the dividing … [Read more...] about Frugality After Financial Independence – Saving Money on Shaving, and Other Thoughts
After Jeff Rose's life insurance awareness movement, a reader asked: "Nords, what insurance do you carry?" Hunh. I've never thought of myself as an insurance role model, unless you're part of a dual-military retiree couple with just one kid. Technology has certainly brought down the price of the insurance decision, so in some situations it's more … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned on Insurance
This guest post is brought to you by Eddie Wills. For those of us who have had to put together War Plans/OPLANs on a military staff, we all know the importance of an Exit Strategy. The late great author Dr. Steven R Covey, author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” knew this as well. His first (and likely most … [Read more...] about Guest post Wednesday: The importance of your retirement account Exit Strategy.
(Sorry about that cheesy title. As a writer, I couldn't resist the double entendre. As a blogger, I couldn't resist the SEO. I assure you that the spammers will punish me for my transgressions...) Hey, it's Labor Day, and you're probably not going to read this post until you're back at work the next day... or at least until you're finished with … [Read more...] about Lifestyles in Hawaii: “Naked on the beach”