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Aging, General

 9 records found

Passing the Torch by Ken Potts

(Connections   April 7, 2019)
Why the older generation must prepare to pass the torch to the young…
Topics: Future Optimal Aging Planning Relationships

Look Out: An Aging Tsunami is Coming! by David Noreen

(Our World   May 30, 2015)
The "silver tsunami" has serious implications for the future…
Topics: Cost of Living Optimal Aging Planning Trends

Planning Ahead by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 21, 2009)
Not planning ahead almost guarantees a senior moment or two…
Topics: Faith Planning

Thinking Ahead by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 3, 2008)
Amazing how we can bend things to suit ourselves. It is true that tomorrow will take care of itself but this is not a license to not think ahead…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Planning

My Obituary by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 22, 2007)
Recently, a senior dreamed a similar dream two nights in a row. He had seen his obituary written by members and friends of his family.…
Topics: Character, Integrity Dying and Death Faith Humor Planning

There are 4 more items for this category and the Planning topic...See the whole list

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 3 records found

Bloom Where You're Planted by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 6, 2018)
Letting God work in us through the circumstances of life…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Faith God Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging Planning Prayer Relationships Religion

New Plans by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 1, 2017)
God has a plan for the new year…
Topics: Faith God Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Planning

The Promised Feast by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 28, 2010)
A contemporary look at an ancient prophesy…
Topics: Faith God Opportunity Planning


 6 records found

Tri-Generational Settings by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 19, 2015)
Considering the huge debts students are accumulating doesn't always say who will pay those debts…
Topics: Education Family Planning Retirement

CARD by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 13, 2011)
Yours truly finished high school in 1945, right on schedule. As a 17 year old, many of us were not thinking or dreaming college.…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Planning

Insurance vs Assurance by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 21, 2008)
An agonizing senior moment occurs when it is discovered to our dismay that we thought we were adequately insured but were not.…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Financial Planning

Shrinking Income by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 30, 2007)
Many seniors prefer security over speculation…
Topics: Financial Investment Planning

Givin' While You're Livin' by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 6, 2007)
Another senior moment occurs when the question arises: What do I do with my modest estate (or my incredible fortune)?…
Topics: Charity Financial Planning Wisdom

Debt by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 10, 2006)
Do seniors get in debt? You better believe it.…
Topics: Financial Planning Trouble


 4 records found

Who's to Blame? by Ken Potts

(My World   October 6, 2019)
Sorry, but sometimes the fault truly is our own…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Discipline Financial Hopes & Dreams Lifestyle, General Personal Issues Planning

All Wants Aren't Created the Same by Ken Potts

(Connections   June 9, 2019)
Learning to sort out the important ones…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Personal Issues Planning

Unintended Consequences - Part 1 by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 1 looks at making matters worse)
Topics: Government Nature Planning Science & Technology

Unintended Consequences - Part 2 by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 2 looks at unexpected benefits, causes, and tips)
Topics: Government Planning Science & Technology

Government & Politics

 2 records found

Top Ten Ways to Reduce the National Debt by James N. Watkins

(My World   April 24, 2017)
With tongue only partly in cheek
Topics: Financial Government Planning Policy, Policy Formation Politics Trends

Where's the Party? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 25, 2012)
The Grand Old Party needs a party planner…
Topics: Planning Politics

Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Coronavirus Checklist by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 14, 2020)
What to do and what not to do…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News Planning Wellness


 1 record found

First, Check His Track Record by Bill Nichols

(Health & Wellness   May 3, 2020)
Preserving an artist's eyes…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Choices and Decision Making Disease Faith Fears, Concerns Planning Wellness


 1 record found

Facing 2020 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(My World   January 15, 2020)
Glancing back while gazing forward…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Future Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Memories Planning

Life Events

 2 records found

What's Your Vantage Point? by Bill Nichols

(My World   May 17, 2020)
Viewing life experiences through the eyes of an artist…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Beliefs Character, Integrity God Hopes & Dreams Metaphors, Life Lessons Planning

Decisions, Decisions by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 22, 2018)
Making life choices…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Christian Life God Hopes & Dreams Learning Planning

News & Current Events

 1 record found

On Average by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 30, 2008)
I’m wondering just how many people enjoy being classified as average: as an average man, child, athlete, businessman, CEO, preacher, surgeon, politician…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Opportunity Planning Statistics


 7 records found

Rethinking Retirment by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 5, 2020)
It's a constantly changing concept…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Financial Opportunity Optimal Aging Planning Recreation Retirement Risk Work

Retirement Jitters by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 30, 2018)
So many questions…
Topics: Financial Future Planning Retirement Risk Work

Retirement Challenges by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 2, 2018)
Not just here and now…
Topics: Faith Planning Retirement

Is Social Security Healthy? Reported by Stu Johnson

(Finance and Legal   February 19, 2018)
It's stronger than many think, but worthy of caution…
Topics: Financial Future Government News Planning Retirement Risk Social Security

A Cozy Retirement by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 18, 2017)
Getting there requires an early start…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Planning Retirement

Retirement Ahead by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 16, 2016)
A few thoughts for those approaching retirement…
Topics: Financial Planning Retirement Trends

A Retirement Story by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 16, 2012)
Even though I retired in 1995, an expert I am not…
Topics: Financial Planning Social Security


 1 record found

Adrift? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 22, 2015)
What to make of never-ending change…
Topics: Change Planning