After our home was sold we had a gap of about 5 weeks. A friend of ours had a furnished rental that was available during that time. So that couldn’t have worked out better. Our belongings went into storage and we stayed at our friends rental. During our purging faze, one of the things that […]
There are lot’s of things to take care of in the lead up to retirement. I spoke in my last post about deciding on our needs for a vehicle and what we ended up deciding. So that was done. Next on to the house. We had already decided that we would sell our home and […]
Once we realized that I was getting serious about working towards retirement, we started preparing in some ways other than our decision to sell our home. We started thinking about vehicle(s). We thought it was a good idea to buy a brand new vehicle before I actually retired so it would be all paid for […]
Our holiday guests have all gone home and things are quiet here again. My thoughts are now about our upcoming trip to Kauai. In about a month we will be off to Hawaii for 3 weeks. So excited! The not so nice part is the value of the Canadian dollar. It is the lowest it […]
The holiday season is over and so are the big meals with giant slabs of expensive meat. My goal right now for the next month is to spend as little as possible before our trip to Hawaii. The value of the Canadian dollar is really terrible right now so I am looking for ways to […]
“Retirement: Something arrived at in haste and lived at in leisure.” Dave Erhard I realize everyone’s retirement is different and personal. I am not here to tell you what you should do in your retirement and retirement planning. I will, however share my experiences in hopes you can benefit in some way. I do think […]
My name is Karen and I have recently retired from a 37 year career in the financial services industry. I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia with my husband. We have 2 grown daughters. Both live on their own and are self supporting (Yahoo!). Our oldest daughter H is married and has 2 children, H & N. They […]
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