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Author Archives: Laurie Nordquist
While we might all tire from telemarketers calling at dinner time to ask for dollars or our opinion, most of us welcome a call from a friend, family or colleague asking our opinion. I don’t reach out as often as … Continue reading
When do qualify for old? Is it based on age or attitude? My age still rounds down to 50, I certainly don’t feel old. Yet I remember when my parents were 50 and they seemed ancient. I do believe that … Continue reading
In previous posts, I’ve mentioned that my husband and I have more free time now that our kids are out of the house and we have an empty nest. We still have two in college so we need to be … Continue reading
Did your mother ever say to you should do something because “It’s good for you.” I know I’ve said that on more than a few occasions to my three kids. Whether it was “Eat your vegetables,” “Get some exercise” or … Continue reading
My calendar is key for reminding me of important dates and events. Whether it’s someone’s birthday or anniversary or a holiday, that calendar reminder prompts me to do something. I may send a card, make a phone call or plan … Continue reading
We have three kids in college right now. Fortunately, we have saved diligently for this and two of three were fortunate enough to get scholarships that help bring down the price tag a bit. College is a big investment and … Continue reading
I recently spent a few days on a sailboat on Lake Superior with a group of 5 friends. Lake Superior is the largest fresh water body of water in the world. When you are out on a sailboat, you hear … Continue reading
On a recent Sunday I caught a delightful human interest story on CBS about 89 years old Ed Bray from Cookson, Oklahoma. He’s a WW2 survivor with many medals of Honor to acknowledge his service and bravery to our country. … Continue reading
I work with 401(k) plans, so I have always been a strong believer in saving on a pre-tax basis. The premise is that most of us will pay lower taxes when we withdraw the money in retirement. Yet our recent … Continue reading