Fun Things to do with Grandchildren

The other day my wife and I needed to run a few errands.  In travelling from store to store, we couldn’t help noticing that many stores are already decorating for Christmas.  We were enjoying the many Halloween decorations, but Christmas?  It’s like this time of year has turned into the “Hallow-giving-mas” season.   We have a large immediate family and are fortunate enough to live relatively close.  We are able to get…

October 27, 2015

Financially Independent Student

The other day my wife had dinner with a close friend.  Our friend and her husband have two children who have graduated from college and are now attending graduate school.  Our friends paid for both of their children’s undergraduate school expenses.  Now that they are in graduate school, they both obtained financial aid through student loans but that doesn’t cover all the expenses of being away at school.   Our…

October 26, 2015

Making Extra Income in Retirement

Last weekend we were visited by friends from the East Coast.  We had a wonderful time with them going out to restaurants and just enjoying one another’s company.  On Saturday we had a barbeque and invited our grown children and grandchildren who live locally.  Our friends go back 40 plus years and they wanted to see our grandchildren whom they had never met.  It was fun reminiscing about the past.  …

October 18, 2015