What I did on my summer vacation? Spent money, of course.

Oh. my. summer. How glorious you’ve been! But now, it’s time to get back to the business of watching those expenses a bit more closely since I’m retired unemployed. Don’t get me wrong…I don’t regret spending a single penny this summer, because it was all saved for in advance. But now, time to start minding… Read More What I did on my summer vacation? Spent money, of course.

Things I’ve learned in my “retirement”/unemployment

A few weeks ago, my job was eliminated in a reorganization,¬†and I’ve found myself with some extra time on my hands. Thanks to a generous severance package and always living below our financial means, I’ve decided to take a few months off while enjoying a very busy summer. As I’ve decompressed, I’ve settled into a… Read More Things I’ve learned in my “retirement”/unemployment

I lost my job today. And that’s okay.

I knew it was coming. Not really, of course, because of all the legalities of eliminating someone’s job. Yes, it’s always shocking to hear the words, but nonetheless, I’d been expecting it for months. It doesn’t matter how or why this happened…corporations reorganize and “rightsize” or “downsize” their resources all the time. What’s important is… Read More I lost my job today. And that’s okay.