Boomer and Retirement Weekly Reader – Boats Out of Water Edition

Today was a day of beautiful weather, fun time with two of our boys, yet sad because we pulled all of the boats out of the water for the year.  Theoretically we could have waited another few weeks but there would be no guarantee that the weather would cooperate.

< After our boat hauling chores were finished, we had lunch and a beer at the local “Fishin’ Hole” restaurant. The talk turned to our sons’ early childhood experiences at my father’s lake home in near Brevard, North Carolina. They loved those weeks with the grandparents. What put a smile on my face was their talk of someday giving their kids a similar experience with us at our lake home. I hope that can happen. First, we need some grandkids!

Here are some articles I read this week that might be of interest to you:

Flexo at Consumerism Commentary wrote about a study showing that while materialistic people may have more money, they are less happy in their marriages.

The Moolanomy blog explains how TIPS provide a guaranteed real return. We are big fans of TIPS and I-Bonds, both of which provide an inflation protection component.

Todd Tresidder wrote an exhaustive piece on the science and myths associates with safe withdrawal rates in retirement.

I participated in two carnivals this week: Carnival of Personal Finance and the Baby Boomers Blog Carnival.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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