Monthly Archives: July 2015

JOHN DENVER’S ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH: REVISITED

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY – BILL FERRY – The song was “Rocky Mountain high” but now in Colorado, it means something quite different. This is a waiting room for a marijuana dispensary. There are hundreds of marijuana dispensaries scattered all over the … Continue reading

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THE NEXT GENERATION’S RETIREMENT PLAN

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – What would the ultimate retirement plan for Gen Next look like?  Surprise—you probably already have it. Hey, Generation Next.  Let’s dream up your Ultimate Retirement Plan, or URP (excuse me!). We already know what … Continue reading

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CAN YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BE GARNISHED?

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – Social Security is exempt from most garnishment.  But it can be seized under certain circumstances. If times are tough, it’s important to ask: Are your Social Security payments subject to garnishment?  Could a creditor seize … Continue reading

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SOCIAL SECURITY HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – Social Security’s main highways are the basic benefits for Worker and Spouse.  Most people take the earliest onramp at 62, but you’ll get more per month—and possibly more total lifetime payout—by waiting until Full … Continue reading

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RETIREMENT PLANNING FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

IRA ADVICE – ED SLOTT – If you are a baby boomer that runs a small business, you have probably looked at one of the most popular small business retirement plans, the SEP IRA. In contrast to other potential options … Continue reading

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A LOOK INTO EARLY OIL LIFE IN THE WEST

TRAVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY – BILL FERRY – This is a detail from a fountain in the center of Parco, Wyoming. The town was once somewhat of a destination – at least for the wheelers and dealers in Big Oil back … Continue reading

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