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Post image for Writing your will without a lawyer: Is it possible?

Everyone needs a will to ensure their family and loved ones are taken care of after your death. If you have assets and personal possessions that you want to divide among specific people, it can be stated in your will. But, thanks to the Internet, you can write  your own will without hiring an attorney. An attorney can be very expensive, and writing your own will is cost-effective.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States each year on the fourth Thursday in November.  I was surprised to learn that as many as seven (7) other countries celebrate Thanksgiving.  In the United States, the origin goes back to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.  Most celebrate with a huge meal of turkey with all the trimmings with family and friends.  How will you celebrate? Read More…

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Post image for How Do You Prepare for the Unexpected?

Are you prepared for the unexpected?  This past week saw unusual weather hit the East coast and devastate the Jersey shore.  Too many people’s homes and businesses are devastated and will take a long time to rebuild.  Natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes destroy property and take an emotional toll on everyone involved! Read More…

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Post image for Moving When You Retire Is Dumb!

Unless you are moving with friends and family, moving when you retire is dumb!  You have roots in the neighborhood, family and community.  Social connections are very important to living a long happy life.  Do you really want to start over again in a new place?  Are you moving to a warmer climate?  Why do you want to move?  Is it the lure of an exotic location?  Would you move overseas? Read More…

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Post image for Why I don’t Have a Bucket List

Any bucket list is stupid!  If you wait to do things or need to put it on a bucket list, you probably won’t do it anyway.  The concept of a list of things to do before you die bothers me!  It seems you are procrastinating if you need to put it on some list to do in the future.  The bucket list is a list of things to do before you kick the bucket.  Are you putting off something for all the wrong reasons? Read More…

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Post image for Get Paid to Stay Healthy

Paid to stay healthy?  Can you imagine insurance companies paying you to stay healthy?  I can’t!  Health insurance companies are routinely vilified for their practices.  Now they are not only encouraging healthy behaviors, but actually paying you for it.  It is a 180 degree change, but I will gladly take it.  Is there something wrong about accepting money from the insurance company for doing what you would do anyway? Read More…

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Post image for How to Shop for Homeowners Insurance

Shopping for homeowners insurance is a necessity particularly where I live.  I live in southern California where the next big earthquake is days/weeks/months/years away!   A natural disaster that can wipe you out financially!.  I survived the Northridge earthquake without damage, but that was just luck.  California has a 99% chance of a big earthquake within thirty (30) years. Read More…

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Post image for Individualized, Personalized and Customized Marketing!

Individualized, Personalized and Customized Marketing is driving me nuts!  I am a baby boomer and tired of all the marketing directed to me.  I am not an AARP member, but I get solicitations from AARP routinely several times a year since I turned 50 years old.  If AARP were the only solicitation, I could just throw it out!  Maybe it is what these solicitations represent! Read More…

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Would you like a home gym?  All the movie stars have a home gym and you can too!  Do you have to be a movie star to have one?  No, not really!  In fact, you can put one together for very little money.  Over the years, I belonged to a health club and went there regularly during the week and even weekends.  I spent years in the gym, but it was worth it.  It takes a lot of work to keep me fit. Read More…

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Post image for Buy New Appliances and Save Money!

 Yes, I am saying to buy new appliances and save money.  Recently, I bought a new refrigerator to replace a nineteen (19) year old refrigerator.  It was freezing up and leaking water from the freezer.  It just didn’t make sense to repair because of the age and we wanted a stainless steel one to match relatively new dishwasher.  I hate shopping for appliances! Read More…

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