finances


The Missing Middle 1

Stuck in the Middle I paid for my post-high school education with scholarships, part time work and student loans. I maintained full-time employment for forty-two years after graduation, during which I lived within my means. Together with my husband, we made decent savings and investment decisions that have allowed us to retire, not wealthy, but comfortable. Definitely middle class. Yet […]


It Used to Be About Sex

Once upon a time my parents had to initiate the uncomfortable conversation. “Sweetheart, at this age your body is changing…the difference between girls and boys…if you have any questions we can talk again at another time, OK?” Yeah, it used to be our parents squirming in their seats and the conversation was about sexuality. Now the subject is more likely […]


Retirement Business Ideas

Wondering how to add income during your retirement years? The link below was contributed by an enthusiastic group of students at Brenham Community Center in East Central Texas. The article offers a spectrum of ideas, good for people with many different skills and personality types. All based on one of my favorite mottoes: “Do what you love” – especially in our […]