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About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.

Staying the Course

Adopting and maintaining critical life changes to preserve one’s own health is not easy, but then again there really isn’t much in life pursuit of triumph that does come easy. It comes as no surprise to me that this roller … Continue reading

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Type 2 Warrior Breakfast

I have discovered that the best breakfast I can eat in the morning is a very simple one. It starts with Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats, Berries (local when in season), a banana and Bear Naked Fruit and Nut Granola. … Continue reading

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The Type 2 Warrior is Back

While I have been focusing so hard on finances and retirement for the last year I have neglected another important factor in retirement. My Health. Last year I went through the process of becoming healthy. I exercised, ate a mostly … Continue reading

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Travel Anxiety

Just flew across the Country from Oregon to New Jersey. I have made this several times throughout the years both from when we lived in New Jersey and now in Oregon. Flying has always caused me a certain level of … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Retirement Preparation

It’s not about the house on the hill or the three new cars parked in the driveway. It’s not about a large house filled with the finest of furniture or art. It has nothing to do with a library filled … Continue reading

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Cost of life on a Daily basis

Daily Latte: Average cost- $5.00 x 365 days – $1,825.00 Eating lunch out: Average cost $8.00 x 261 working days = $2,088.00 These are just a few of the calculations of habits I have changed throughout the years. When we … Continue reading

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Cooking is Caring

One of the skills I learned at an early age that will certainly fuel my life in retirement is cooking. Today, not only do we cook most of our meals but actually eating more than going out. Growing up there … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund

One of the things I worked diligently on for the past 10 years was building up an emergency fund. Looking back at past memories of stressing over things like getting brakes for my vehicle, or taking care of that transmission … Continue reading

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Playing with Tomatoes

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Lessons from NOW will fuel the FUTURE of Retirement

Carefully planning for a future retirement brings about many thoughts and idea’s moving forward. One of the most important questions I constantly ask myself during the course of the day is, “Do I really need to make this purchase”. Whether … Continue reading

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