Got a will? Here are 11 more end-of-life documents you may need

My Comments: Most of you know that I’m now semi-retired. My transition to full retirement is ongoing and may not happen until my lights go out. This outcome is more and more common these days. Many millions of us are not ready to fully retire and we find ways to continue doing what we’ve done …

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Don’t Fall for These 10 Long Term Care Insurance Myths

My Comments: Bad things happen to good people from time to time. One of the bad things is that as we age, we tend to need more and more care from others to get us through the day. At some point, if you are still alive, it may be necessary for a professional to help …

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Paying for Long Term Care with a Hybrid Life Insurance Policy

My Comments: Long Term Care and the associated costs have become an increasingly obvious existential risk faced by people in retirement. We’re living longer and longer and despite our best efforts, we tend to become more goofy and less healthy as we age. If we can no longer function on our own, of if we …

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Income Inequality Is Off The Charts

My Comments: The greatest economic threats to the health and welfare of the world I will leave to my grandchildren will arise from the disparity between the haves and the have-nots. One side of this argument arises from the contempt that was pervasive across the planet toward a political movement driven by what came to …

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Solar Power Capacity Tops Coal for the First Time Ever

My Comments: Yes, this is only in China. But I grew up when coal was virtually 100% (in England). While China is newly industrialized compared to our status in the world, this headline has huge implications. Also, keep in mind as a Florida voter, to vote NO on Amendment 1. This was promoted by the …

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Reclaim Republicanism for the Conservatives

My Thoughts: I vowed recently to stop posting anything political. All it does is encourage trolls who eviscerate those who dare to think differently. But from time to time I’m reminded that a viable two party system is probably critical for the long term survival of our democracy. There is a crisis bubbling up that …

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Edwin Hubble’s Birthday

I'm not sure how many more I will have, but their celebration as a recurring milestone in life is a good thing. Among my daily pleasures is checking a website with an image of cosmic interest. An image like this one, for example. Virtually every speck of light, including the swirls and blue, smudgy spots, …

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