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DIFFERENT WAYS TO CREATE FAMILY

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM – “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy wasn’t quite right about this, at least about happy families being alike. People create happy families in … Continue reading

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FEAR FACTOR

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM– Just two days after writing about peacefully co-existing with the Florida critters, I had a close encounter of the scary kind, getting way too close to a four-foot diamondback rattle snake.   Walking toward my … Continue reading

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TOO MUCH CHANGE?

RETIREMENT COACHING – DEBBIE DRINKARD GROVUM Last week we arrived in our lovely little community in Sarasota, FL where we have vacationed for the past eight years.  But this year is different.  We aren’t vacationing in Sarasota; we are living … Continue reading

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RETIRE IN FLORIDA – Part 3 of 3

PLACES TO RETIRE – FLORIDA RETIREMENT– Ft. Walton Beach, Gainesville, Orlando, and Naples. FT. WALTON BEACH RETIREMENT Fort Walton Beach, with a population estimate of 19,507 as of 2010, stretches along the Gulf of Mexico. These pristine white-sand beaches remain … Continue reading

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RETIRE IN FLORIDA – Part 2 of 3

PLACES TO RETIRE – FLORIDA RETIREMENT– Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, and Fort Lauderdale. TAMPA RETIREMENT Tampa, with a population of 335,709 as of the 2010 census, is Florida’s third-largest city. Tampa retirees enjoy its water, sand and sunshine, … Continue reading

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RETIRE IN FLORIDA – Part 1 of 3

PLACES TO RETIRE – FLORIDA RETIREMENT – Florida is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the U.S. thanks in large part to the excellent climate which attracts both permanent retirees and “snow birds” who live in the north … Continue reading

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