I have created a new site called Pretirely. It's a "Choose Your Own Adventure" type game where you try to make your assets last through retirement. As you navigate through the years, you'll encounter an economy that looks just like some year in the past, and you'll see your assets affected by inflation, high and low stock and bond returns, and changing home values.


Just learned my mother has ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. This is a tragic disease that causes the patient to progressively lose control of all of their muscles until they become totally paralyzed. It's uncommon enough that it's considered an 'orphan disease', meaning it doesn't receive a lot of attention from the media and researchers, and patients and families are to a large extent on their own in trying to figure out how to deal with it. There isn't even much information about who has ALS, but there is an effort to create an ALS registry.

30 Year Vacation

I just launched another new site, 30 Year Vacation.

Retirement sounds great. You quit work, play golf, and travel, and have no responsibilities. Who wouldn't love it? But isn't that what a vacation is? We can easily spend 30 or more years in retirement, so when all the Baby Boomers hit retirement age, a significant percentage of the adult population could go on a perpetual 30 year "vacation".

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