Author Archives: Bonnie B

About Bonnie B

avid reader, computer geek, genealogist, technical writer

Catchin up

We took a vacation in September – this blog is about retiring after all!  While on the beach, we talked little about finances and pretty much stayed in the present moment.  In October we both celebrated anniversaries and vacationed some … Continue reading

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End of summer and end of waiting

I’m a bit chagrined at mentioning this but it appears I will be accepting a contract for another year of work.  I’d wanted to begin retirement and plunge into new things and instead I’ll be doing the same thing, although … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to old tools

Part of retiring is re-examining the financial tools I’ve been using while working.  I mentioned in a previous post that I cancelled a bank account I’d had for over 40 years to minimize the number of accounts I have to … Continue reading

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Getting ready to spend

I launched a financial discussion group with my BFF this month. While I think a lot about how to manage money in retirement, I’ve taken very little action. Our goal is to hold one another accountable, learn about investing at … Continue reading

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Financial maintenance

Whew, its a lot of changes when you decide to close a bank account.  I got feed up with my bank recently and decided to part ways, after over 20 years.  Unraveling all the connections for bill payments is time … Continue reading

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Getting rid of the losers

Many years back I was persuaded by a broker to buy shares in a business that was paying a substantial (I think it was 6-8%) dividend.  I was making my annual Roth IRA deposit and it sounded like a good … Continue reading

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