Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Appeal of the Window Seat

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As a kid growing up, I remember fighting tooth and nail with my sister, just so I could get to sit by the car window. Car air-conditioning wasn’t so popular then, so I basked in the warmth of the sun hitting my face, and the wind whizzing past me.

More than that, what I loved most about taking the window seat was that I could quietly reflect on my life. Yes, even as a kid, I was already a deep thinker.

Even now, whenever I want to get lost in my thoughts, I simply imagine myself sitting by the car window, looking out into the world as it passes me by. What’s engaging about it is the idea that I am sitting still as I move forward with the passing of time. There’s a certain comfort in doing nothing as time goes by.

Well, I can’t keep doing that. Nobody is merely a spectator in life. We all are cogs in the wheel of life. For it to turn, we have to do something, and not just look out the window.

Important Things to Secure Before You Retire

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Image credit: Witthaya Phonsawat at

You’re happy, golden years are about to happen and you want to make sure that you are prepared for it. You are looking forward to clocking out one last time and finally being free to do the things that you have always wanted to do. Yet, there are some things that you ought to secure before you retire like your reverse mortgage payment. Other things you have to do are the following:

  • Save what you can – Even if you are going to get money from the government, you still need to have enough money to do what you can and what you want.
  • Get rid of your debt – Make sure that you will not have any debts so you do not have to worry about anything.
  • Have basic investments – You need to make sure that you will have investments that will continuously give you money in the future.

These are just some of the tips that you have to remember when you do this, you can enjoy your retirement with ease.