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Posted on Friday, 12th July 2024 by Dennis Damp

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Either you’ve been retired for some time and realize life’s challenges have taken center stage or you are an astute employee planning your retirement well in advance, a smart move. What seemed insignificant health issues in our 40s, 50s and 60s now tests our physical and at times mental abilities as time marches on. Most […]

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Posted on Saturday, 15th June 2024 by Dennis Damp

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Your vote matters, annuitants, and those working with busy schedules or traveling may wish to vote remotely. You can request an absentee ballot or in many states like Pennsylvania vote-by-mail.   Applying for a Mail-in Ballot The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 5 but voting begins early in many states. Visit www.vote.gov […]

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Posted on Sunday, 26th May 2024 by Dennis Damp

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I modified the lyrics from Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 song to emphasize a point. Walk don’t run to maintain and improve your health. Especially for the aged, a group that I am fully intrenched in at the time. Walking on A Cloud – Asics Cumulus 25 Walking is an integral part of all we do, pre- […]

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Posted on Friday, 5th April 2024 by Dennis Damp

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Considering today’s high cost of living, it’s no wonder why many retirees are looking for jobs to make ends meet. A visit to your local grocery store brings this home when we walk out with two small bags of groceries for $100. Meat, coffee, and just about everything is simply off the charts. We picked […]

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Posted on Friday, 15th December 2023 by Dennis Damp

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I like to close out each year with a few last-minute updates and observations. My next article won’t be published until early January. Time to celebrate the holidays and just sit back and relax awhile. The Clock Keeps Ticking – Thankfully The older I get, the faster time flies by. In our youth most couldn’t […]

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Posted on Thursday, 2nd November 2023 by Dennis Damp

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I received a number of emails from Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) plan members about this new offering. Federal employees and annuitants, enrolled in Medicare and one of the BCBS plans, will automatically be enrolled in the new MPDP plan unless they opt-out. The BCBS website is fairly straight forward and addresses many of […]

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Posted on Friday, 20th October 2023 by Dennis Damp

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Throughout the year I occasionally stray from retirement planning and discuss issues that impact everyone. Some readers appreciate my commentary, while others wish I would keep my observations and opinions to myself. This is one of those subjects that everyone should be concerned about. A recent poll found that “Seventy-one percent of registered voters surveyed […]

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Posted on Friday, 1st September 2023 by Dennis Damp

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How did I ever find time to work before retiring? A lament expressed by many retirees, including myself. Life was much simpler, slower paced, with fewer technological advancements when I was young and full of vim and vigor. That ship has long since sailed. Frustration Times 10 A friend forwarded me Steeler Tickets via email […]

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