Relentless Flying Monkeys

Narcissist’s Flying Monkeys

Relentless Flying Monkeys The monkeys fly, and the narcissist cackles! Why do narcissists use flying monkeys to do their dirty business, and what can you do? You can imagine it’s complicated as the monkeys think they are just protecting your […]

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Live Here

Live Here

Deal with what is present rather than what is absent   Live here in the juicy spot of life, right in the middle. Live here and face the unknown without fear, both in life and after. The in-between middle state […]

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longevity risk and retirement planning

Longevity Risk and Retirement Planning

Longevity Risk and Retirement Planning Longevity Risk and Retirement Planning go hand in hand. Longevity is the great risk multiplier in retirement! We all know the greatest fear in retirement is running out of money. The longer you live, the greater […]

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Rules of Self-Love

17 Rules of Self-Love

17 Rules of Self-Love   I love myself This is the only rule you need. But these are some thoughts that helped me climb out of rock bottom. You can have unrelenting self-love! Just decide you love yourself. And: I […]

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International Bonds

The Unspoken Incongruity: International Bonds

3 vs 4 Fund Portfolio   Why do Bogleheads and Vanguard disagree about exposure to International Bonds? Bogleheads advise a three-fund portfolio containing US and International equities (globally diversified) but submit US bonds are sufficient. Vanguard recommends a 4 Fund […]

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Cash Flows in Retirement

Cash Flows in Retirement Planning

Cash Flows – Boring to Talk About   Cash flows are a powerful tool in retirement planning. They are also extremely boring to talk about, and who wants to read a blog full of columns of numbers? You do? Ok, […]

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Letting Go

Letting Go

Letting Go If you want to control how you feel, consider letting go. Letting go is a feeling of relief and lightness that comes after freedom. You are now in control of your thoughts and feelings; involuntary reactivity is a […]

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The Honeymoon Phase of Early Retirement

The Honeymoon Phase of Early Retirement     The first several months of early retirement are the honeymoon phase. Once you finally “break the chains,” you go through a sequence of emotions that mark the first several months as unique. […]

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