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Posts from ‘April, 2011’

The Picture of Peace

I love this parable about experiencing inner peace. It goes like this:

There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who could paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked ad he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains, too.… CONTINUE READING

Those Retirement Years

For those of you, considering retirement soon, BEWARE. The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) has just come out with some dramatic information for soon-to-be-retirees. It seems that baby boomers are at a high risk of not having enough money to sustain them through their retirement years and that financial security may be lost earlier than expected. In other words, boomers are likely to exhaust their savings after 10-20 years of retirement.

Those boomers who are now between the ages of 56-62 have a 47% chance of not being able to pay for basic retirement needs plus medical costs. Younger boomers who are now 46-55, have a 43% chance of being in danger.… CONTINUE READING