There’s bad news and good news about retirement. The bad news: It can be one step forward, two steps back. As many people are aware, America is having a retirement crisis: Americans need to save more than ever before in order to retire, yet a large percentage of people have very little saved. Due to … Read moreMaking Cents of Spain
When one is considering a major move, such as we were with moving to a new country, there is often a fierce debate, not between husband and wife, but between head and heart. Some places make sense for all the rational, budgetary reasons, but they don’t fill one’s heart with a sense of “this is … Read moreHeart of Spain
Palmer, Ennis, Alma, Rice. “Huh,” I think, “Their first letters spell PEAR.” Such are the kind of inane musings one has looking at the names of small Texas towns between Dallas and Houston…at 5:00 am…for the third time in 2 days (and with one more trip back to go). Jiab and I are tired, … Read moreOf consulates, visas, and bureaucracy (a first encounter)
“Life’s is just OK, but …” Are you in this situation? You are in your second life (career, kids) and….. Your job is no longer meaningful. It isn’t bringing you the fulfillment you used to have. You go through your days on autopilot. You’re not psyched about the new “reorganization” your company just announced. You … Read moreMind the Gap
Is just looking enough before taking the proverbial leap? How do you know if you want to buy something? How do you know if something is right for you? Smart consumers, before they commit to spending money on a product, “check it out,” which for most of us means looking at it, “kicking the tires” … Read moreNow you see it…
Trenches. When you think about that word, or imagine being in one, what is your gut feeling? Are you closer to feeling protected, safe from the dangers of the world as you hunker down till the threats have passed, or do you feel penned in, claustrophobic, choking on stale air? I definitely have strong feelings … Read moreTrenches & Tapas
For many, the decision is involuntary due to being laid off and unable to find a new job. For a lucky few, it’s a self-determined decision planned in advance. Obviously, being given a choice and leaving on one’s own terms is the preferred way to go, but it can also make for some anxious moments … Read moreWhen To Start the Third Life?