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Should you help your aging parents financially?

04.24.2013
should you help your aging parent financially?

This is a tough question that will affect more and more of us every day. Pensions are becoming rarer and most people retiring today have very little retirement savings. Luckily, social security is still paying out, but that might change in the future. People are also living longer these days and it’s easy to see that more and older retirees will need help financially. Some background Of course, you should help your parents out if they need it. For me, the question really is how much I should help my parents. I come from an Asian background and our culture […]

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Stay At Home Dad’s Bodyweight Playground Workout

03.18.2013
stay at home dad bodyweight workout playground

Can you believe that March is almost over? That mean Q1 is almost done and it’s time to dust off the 2013 New Year’s resolutions and get a few things ticked off. One of my goals for 2013 is to come up with a sustainable exercise program and do it. I used to go to the company’s gym at lunch 4-5 times a week when I was working and it was great. Since I became a stay at home dad, I haven’t been able to exercise much, so here is my attempt to rectify that with a bodyweight playground workout. The weather […]

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The Peril of Midnight Blogging

08.24.2012
midnight snack munchies taco burrito

To non bloggers, this is a glimpse into a blogger’s work day. To other bloggers, this is actually a cry for help. Now that I’m a full time stay at home dad, it’s quite difficult to get anything, especially writing, done. As parents everywhere know, kids don’t like it when you don’t pay attention to them. Baby RB40 will let me respond to emails, catch up on other blogs, reply to comments, and do a few administrative tasks for about 30 minutes. We do this by splitting the laptop screen. He watches the Muppets sing while I work on the […]

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Long Term Care Options

07.27.2012
long term care options

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Services, at least 70% of people over the age of 65 will need long term care at some point.  Long-term care (LTC) is a variety of services which help meet both the medical and non-medical need of people with a chronic illness or disability who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time.  Most of us rarely think about long term care when we are young.  We are way too busy with our lives to contemplate it when we are healthy. Now that I’m getting older, my parents are also approaching […]

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