Category Archives: Retirement finances

  1. Constant Contact and Donor Fatigue

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    January 14, 2018 by Jean

    When I listen to the morning news on NPR, I often hear “Constant Contact” listed as one of the program’s …
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  2. New Year’s Check-Up

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    January 4, 2018 by Jean

    One of my favorite rituals for New Year’s Day is to review the year that has just ended and make …
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  3. The Plan

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    March 6, 2017 by Jean

    Over the holidays, during an annual celebratory dinner with friends, one of our party said that she had recently spent …
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  4. New Year’s Check-Up: Money and Time

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    January 3, 2017 by Jean

    When I retired in 2014, I didn’t have any doubts about doing so. I did have some anxieties, however, about …
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  5. What Does It Mean to Be Rich?

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    April 11, 2016 by Jean

    I’ve been kept away from blogging recently by the intense rehearsal schedule leading up to my Beethoven concert. Even though …
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  6. Tax Time

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    March 10, 2016 by Jean

    This is my first year filing income tax returns as a retiree. For most of my adult life, I have …
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  7. Taking Stock: Finances

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    January 3, 2016 by Jean

    As the old year turned into the new, I ended my first full year of retirement and began the second. …
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  8. How Much Does It Cost to Live in Retirement? Revisiting My Budget

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    July 14, 2015 by Jean

    One of the big unknowns for most people facing retirement is how much it will cost to live from month …
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  9. Medicare and Social Security Surprises

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    January 18, 2015 by Jean

    I consider myself more knowledgeable about Social Security and Medicare than the average American citizen. For decades, I taught students …
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  10. Does Retirement Make Me a Financial Risk?

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    August 5, 2014 by Jean

    Part of my plan for retirement has long been to build an addition on my 900-square-foot home to make it …
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