A New Chapter for Chautauqua

Happy New Year!  Chautauqua is one of my favorite things to look forward to each year. It is a life changing event for those who attend, and a constant source of new friendships and continuing time with old friends. Since the first one in Ecuador in 2013 they have brought joy to my heart. After… [Continue Reading]

Season’s Greetings!!

Before the week slips away I just wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours….   A very  Merry Christmas  and a  Wonderful Holiday Season   Here’s to a  Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!    

Fun with numbers: Historic Stock Market Returns

I’ve just finished writing the foreword for Akaisha & Billy Kaderli’s new upcoming book The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement, A New Perspective. To help, they sent me a draft copy for review. It is a great read full of humor, wisdom and practical advice. In it they share this cool calculator…  Historic Stock Market Returns …and, figuring… [Continue Reading]

The Price of Security

Photo courtesy of Billy Kaderli “Funny, no one has a crystal ball, no one knows the future but all say the stock market WILL go up in the future. Maybe we’re the generation that our kids will also look and say: ‘They gambled everything in the stock market thinking it would keep always going up…’”… [Continue Reading]

The Dinky Diner

It is 2008. Imagine you are a woman alone on a road trip. Passing through the center of Nevada, a fairly desolate place,  your car breaks down just outside of this town… You have no way of knowing it just yet, but this was once the largest city in Nevada. That was back over 100… [Continue Reading]