Category Archives: Retirement

Last year, when I was preparing to hit my “sign up for Medicare” birthday, my wife and I spent several months meeting with our financial planner for a very thorough financial review.  Those meetings included an analysis of our retirement accounts, … Continue reading

9 Months, 3 days ago, I published this blog post in honor of my father in-love, Fred Augsburger. THIS MORNING – January 30, 2017 @ 2:15AM, he heard the words, “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant, Enter Into Your Eternal … Continue reading

  Erma is the “Domino Queen” in an Ohio retirement community. She wins and she wins. Erma’s the undisputed, unsurpassed Domino champion. Hands down. Tiles up. Tiles down. At least, that’s what David, Fred and Bob told me. Fred, Dave, … Continue reading

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  Several years ago, Lloyd Reeb, a friend, coach and primary spokesman for the Halftime Institute, introduced me to an exercise designed to help me develop the start of a personal mission statement. Here’s the scenario he proposed. Imagine it’s your 80th … Continue reading

  Recently, I wrote about a local football hero who made it to the NFL and got featured on every sport’s network top-five highlight reel with his embarrassing pre-touchdown pat-himself-on-the-back blunder. His hand-in-the-air celebration as he coasted toward the goal line ended … Continue reading

  Last weekend the most embarrassing thing happened to our local make-it-big hometown football hero. He’s been making the sports highlight reels this week—all for the wrong reasons. The fourth-overall NFL pick made a big-time rookie mistake. Buffalo Bills wide … Continue reading

  A line from the most quoted Psalm in the Bible reads, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life…” (Ps. 23:6). The writer was totally confident that he was leaving a trail of goodness and … Continue reading

The big game is coming up this weekend! Millions will watch. They may be avid or casual fans. Or they might be curious as to what kind of advertising creativity could possibly be worth $4,000,000 for 30 seconds of fame. … Continue reading

  I couldn’t help but notice the North Dakota personalized license plate in the Florida restaurant parking lot. It said, “Werdone.” As the 60 something couple got out of their SUV, I asked them if I could take a picture … Continue reading

  Ted Turner—media mogul, entrepreneur extraordinaire, Forbes-list billionaire, Time magazine’s Man-of-the-Year, a star on Hollywood’s Walk-of-Fame and much, much more—is turning 75 today. What does a larger-than-life guy like that think about when he sees the sun begin to set … Continue reading

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