May 2018 and Financial and Goals

  May was a wild ride for sure. We did a bunch of fun stuff this month. But we had no rain again. We haven’t had rain here in Arizona since our relatives were here back in March. Hopefully we will get some soon. Our water bill is a rising with me watering our trees […]

Income Ideas

Who wouldn’t like more income in this world? Some people want job to make some money. Some people think if they get a new job with a new company or a big promotion they can make more money. Some play the Lottery hoping to win some big money. The sad news is so many people […]

Need an extra $2,000 in Retirement Years

During our Retirement years things can come up and we may need to lower our yearly expenses to cover some expense that cam up unexpectedly. So, what do we do? Of course, you could go back to work if you wanted to part-time somewhere? But we retired to enjoy it. Also, you may not be […]

Our Favorite California Sites and futures

We live just 5 hours from the Ocean and we have fun when we visit California. We just wouldn’t want to ever live there. California is too expensive for us and the traffic drives us crazy. California driving is probably the worst with Chicago second. We have been to California many times in the last […]

My dad never seemed Stressed

Being Retired or working towards being Retired Early can be stressful at times if we let it be. I know I am not perfect and have been stressed many times. I have tools that I use to help me relieve the stress or to eliminate it that works for me. I don’t know about the […]

Where to work at before Retirement

So, if you aren’t retired yet are you happy? A friend of mine posted a video clip on Facebook of a guy talking about life and work. I felt is was so good that I wanted to talk to you more about it and get you thinking about your current situation if you aren’t retired […]

January 2018 Financial & Goals

The first month of January is in the books and it went by way too fast. It is amazing how much we packed into the month. That is what life is about right? We lived life to the fullest for sure. I didn’t get a chance to spend much time on my blogs but got […]

Inspiration for the Day

I am a fan of quotes and carry some around in my monthly calendar for daily inspiration. For me they can work like the Positive Score Card can at reframing my thoughts if I let a negative thought slip in. Here are some quotes to think about: “Self Confidence is the Quality with which the […]

Our Dividend Stock Strategy and Holdings

Since I first retired back in 2014 I have lived off of the Dividends we make off our Stocks in our Brokerage account. The stocks have changed over the years and some have stayed the same. Some will change in the future if we need to make changes. We did sell some of them when […]