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Where Would You Move to After Retirement?

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Thanks goodness the weather is improving in Portland and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. We had the wettest December ever and this winter will go down in the record books. Portland and Seattle are famous for our gray skies, but it’s really not that bad once you get used to it. We usually get [...]

Is Spending On Experience Overrated?

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Last week, I received my High-Tech Antitrust settlement check in the mail and I deposited right away. (Woo Hoo!!) The arrival of the $7,000 windfall was particularly timely because we were running a bit low on cash. We paid some big bills recently and had only around $6,000 left in the bank. That’s not bad, but [...]

Our 2 Week Costa Rica Vacation


Whew, we’re back from our 2 week Costa Rica vacation. It was a great trip, but we were getting worn out by the end. Fourteen days is a long time for a 4 year old kid. Toward the end, he was getting really homesick. And the best part about any vacation is coming home. Nothing makes [...]

2 Weeks in Costa Rica

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We are on the way to Costa Rica! One of my goals in 2015 is to take an international trip with our 4 year old son. This is his first international trip so it should be interesting. I think he is just the right age to start traveling abroad. He’s old enough to listen to [...]