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Walk Through the Central Park in Cuenca, Ecuador and You Might Hear Pan Flutes and Guitars

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What a nice day for retirement expatting. We enjoyed some great music in the Central Park. It was quite a surprise as we walked downtown to hear the pan flutes, drums and guitars playing. A special Andean musical group had come out to sing and play. The sun was out, beautiful white clouds were overhead, and […]

Awakening to Retirement in the Andes

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Door to Andean Church, outside of Cuenca It has been a year we’ve been “retired” in Cuenca, Ecuador. I put the word in quotes, because honestly, it hasn’t felt like being retired (whatever that means) at all. We’ve been busy. Fred is seeing some patients and writing a book, and I’ve been WORKING HARD writing […]

Want to be a part of self-publishing? Even if you don’t write? Try some some Fan Fiction!

Fan Fiction — fun to do. Keeps boredome away! I just learned about this, and it sounds pretty cool.A way to earn some income in publishing, even if you don’t write. I can imagine someone enjoying this if they like to read and spend their time hunting down good books. AMAZON LAUNCHES ITS KINDLE WORLDS […]

Retirees — Free download of one of my projects (writing books as a boomer)

A typical Mississippi Delta county courthouse; they all have their secrets! I’ve been posting free downloads of my audio book,Who Killed Emmett Till? This particular file is about the murder of Emmett Till, and why it matters today. Afterall, this killing book place back in 1955. Would enjoy your comments after you’ve listened.*****Follow this blog […]

The Caja Mountains from my window — writing from home, as a retiree, is a treat. I retired early and moved to Cuenca, Ecuador to give me the time and setting for writing a book. And it’s coming out soon! sk An update on my book: The Plan is about to go to the editor. […]

Making Life Changes in Ecuador; Doing the Expat Thing and Even More in Cuenca

The Tomebamba River runs through Cuenca, Ecuador separating the historic and modern districts. ***** We stacked on thick blankets and mostly stayed under the covers for our first week in Cuenca, tightly cuddling our dog’s and cat’s bodies, using our pets as warming devices. When the clouds lifted and the sun finally appeared, we crawled […]

My Paradigm Shift in Cuenca, Ecuador as an Expat — a Retirement Transformation, a Metamorphisis. — Finding a New Hat!

 Did you know that Panama Hats really come from Ecuador? I needed to turn my life around (almost entirely), and I am getting there day by day as a retired expat baby boomer living in Cuenca, Ecuador. It has been a series of sharp turns in what I think and what I do, and the […]

How to Kill Off Your Retirement Fund — It’s Relatively Easy, Says Insurance Expert

7 Expenses That Can Kill Your Retirement Fund August 7, 2012 by Staff Writer, Life Insurance Quotes (lifeinsurancequotes.org) (Reprinted by Permission) Every morning you drag yourself out of bed for work and tell yourself that soon enough, you’ll retire and won’t have to worry about money or working ever again. You’ve got your retirement plan set up […]

Retirement Work — Travel Writing

Lenora Boyle of Fairfield, IA has a business that brings her and her clients to Italy for enjoyable and relaxing seminars. Many expats keep working, like Lenora does — from teaching to setting up online businesses.  YOU DO NOT REALLY think that retirement is a time for snoozing, do you? I know if you did, you […]

Quit Worrying So Much About Retirement $ Planning, Says Author, Blogger

Top THREE Retirement Tips For People Who ALREADY KNOW They will NOT have $1Million Saved Up by the time they retire Retirement planning is NOT just about hitting a number, says author and speaker, Susan Klopfer By Susan Klopfer, MBA Retirement blogger and author It will happen to each and one of us eventually, even […]