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November 2014



Money Market Fund—Am I Making a Mistake?

November 25, 2014 – Comments (6)

I am, perhaps, a decade away from retirement. Financial planning info I read says that I should be 40-60% in fixed income securities, depending on whom you read. Thanks to the Fed, however, interest rates are practically zero. This poses a problem for me.   [more]



What Retirement is Like

November 04, 2014 – Comments (1)

Sadly, my current job of nearly a decade came to an end. I decided to take off a couple of months (which is also why my blog has gone dark: sorry about that) without looking for a new job. In today's employment conditions, this is probably a foolish thing to do. However, I needed to recharge my batteries and I also wanted to do a trial run of my retirement, which is now on the visible horizon (just barely). To be perfectly honest, I was not pleased with everything I discovered.   [more]

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