What Mermaids Can Teach You About Retirement

Published: Issue 15
Author: Robert Laura

What Mermaids Can Teach You About Retirement

Recently, I joined my wife and niece on the couch to watch the Little Mermaid. While I had seen the movie several times before...

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Retirement Parable Of A Wall Street Banker & Village Fisherman

Published: Issue 14
Author: Robert Laura

Retirement Parable Of A Wall Street Banker & Village Fisherman

I could help you become wealthy and build the life people dream of. We could start by having you...

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Retirement's Court Room Drama

Published: Issue 13
Author: Robert Laura

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The judge immediately called the attorney and ex-husband up to the bench.

He advised that we adjourn this proceeding and that the two men should...

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Finding New Adventures in Retirement

Published: Issue 12
Author: Robert Laura

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After moving to a new city just before starting high school, my brothers and I were constantly on the look-out for things to do that summer. One day my dad told us about a park that...

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Dr. Seuss Versus Deepak Chopra On Aging

Published: Issue 11
Author: Robert Laura

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This isn't your traditional match-up as Dr. Seuss is known for writing children's books while Dr. Chopra is best known as best-selling author who uses Eastern wisdom and...

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Can Retirement Be A No Strings Attached Relationship?

Published: Issue 10
Author: Robert Laura

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It’s time for us to have the “talk”… about your relationship with retirement.

It’s time to decide if it’s going to be a casual thing or something you’re willing to commit...

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The Redemptive Nature Of Retirement

Published: Issue 9
Author: Robert Laura

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Redemption, in its most basic form, is defined as the opportunity to buy or gain something back.

It typically involves a process of going “from” one point “to” another.

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What If I told You That Song Titles From The 60's and 70's Offer Hidden Truth About Retirement?

Published: Issue 8
Author: Robert Laura

Music is one of the purest forms of communication

Music is one of the purest forms of communication because of its ability to effortlessly evoke emotions and immediately connect people to a time, place, or situation.

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How A Lighthouse Can Help You Change Course In Retirement

Published: Issue 7
Author: Robert Laura

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The Admiral called out, "Signal that ship! "We are on a collision course! Advise you to change course 20 degrees."

A return signal was quickly received...

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What Does Your Retirement Echo?

Published: Issue
Author: Robert Laura

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A grandfather and grandson were walking down a canyon when the boy suddenly tripped on a rock, fell, and landed face down.

"OUCH" he screamed! And to his immediate surprise, a voice from the hills hollered back, "OUCH!"

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What Grand Kids Can Teach Us About Retirement

Published: Issue 5
Author: Robert Laura

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One day a young girl asked her grandmother, "Nana, how come things get messy all the time?"

She replied, "What do you mean honey?"

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Everything You Have Been Trained To Believe About Retirement Is Wrong, But It's Not Your Fault

Published: Issue 4
Author: Robert Laura

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Let me explain:

Have you ever been to a circus and seen the elephants tied up outside the circus tents?

A small rope secures the elephant's leg to a small stake that has been tapped into the ground.

You may have asked yourself "How does a tiny stake hold the mighty elephant?" After all, elephants in the wild don't bother reaching to the top of a tree for its food; they simply push the tree over so the tasty leaves are at a more convenient level.

How can a thin rope tied to an undersized stake control an animal so big and powerful?
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How One Hard-nosed Retiree Overcame The Ultimate Retirement Sin

Published: Issue 3
Author: Robert Laura

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Our first stop for the day was about 20 minutes away. This was the second time Jim and I were paired up as part of a local ministry program that picked up and delivered unused furniture to families in need.

Jim was retired and knocking on the door of 70 but was one of those new age retirees who isn’t frail or...
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The Aha Moment That Allowed One Couple To Avoid A Divorce And Retire Happily Together

Published: Issue 2
Author: Robert Laura

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How Would You Describe Your Marriage? Is It Really Ready For Retirement?

Most married folks don't plan on a retirement that includes feeling betrayed, lonely, and like they don't fit in with their family, friends, or other
groups. But it happens all the time and...
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The Brainwashing Technique That Makes You Think You Can’t Retire

Published: Issue 1
Author: Robert Laura

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Are you part of the Retirement Cult being brainwashed to believe retirement is only about money?

The problem with retirement planning today is most of it is fear driven. People are constantly being programmed to believe that their biggest concern should be running out of money.
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