Retirement and good living

Retirement and Good Living is a new site that provides information for retirees and those approaching retirement (finance, part time jobs, volunteering, hobbies, health, exercise, nutrition and much more). The address is:


Two Easy DIY Wreaths for Easter

Your front door is the first thing visitors see as they enter your home. Wreaths are fun and easy to make and you can change them with the season or holiday. Here are two DIY wreaths you can make to decorate your home for spring or Easter with just a few inexpensive items from your […]


Innovative Services NW 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sat, March 2, 6pm – 10pm Hilton Vancouver Washington – 301 W. 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 Champagne reception, appetizers and elegant dinner. Fabulous raffle items and walk down memory lane. Inspiring program looking forward to the next 50. 50th Anniversary Celebration of Caring. $75.00 per person. Cocktail attire. Entertainment: 5 Guys Named Moe. Please […]


Nurse Case mgr. and author

What’s in Your Genes? Human Threads Linking Genetics and Genealogy Exploring Ancestry for the Medical Aspects in American Healthcare In this seventh full length book, the author brings to the reader the reasons for finding your ancestors by linking the human threads of your genes and your genetics. The theme of the first part of […]


Trying to decide when to retire?

It’s never too early to start thinking about your retirement. When you do, one of your first questions may be, “When’s the best time to start receiving retirement benefits?” There’s no one “best age” for everyone and, ultimately, it is your choice. You should make an informed decision about when to apply for benefits based […]

Northwest Lifestyles

The Insiders Look to Pacific Northwest Living

Living in the Pacific Northwest is a venture that should be sought out by everyone. The Pacific Northwest is located, of course, in the northwestern area of the United States, and includes Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and often also refers to northern California, western Montana, southeast Alaska and Idaho. Once you’ve lived in this region, […]


8 Financial Considerations for 2013

By Bill Losey, CFP® We are now in plain view of the “fiscal cliff”. After the election, Congress may or may not end up keeping income and estate tax rates at their recent levels. Next year may bring some notable financial developments, and it isn’t too soon for households to think about them. 1. YOU […]


Social Security expert says women may have different benefits than men

August 26 is known as Women’s Equality Day.  On that date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, giving women the right to vote. Alan Edwards with Social Security Public Affairs explained in his recent article that Social Security treats men and women equally. Men and women with identical earnings histories […]

Northwest Events Outdoor Activities

Redeveloped Shilshole Bay Marina – One of the Largest Marinas North of California

By Leslee Jaquette The rededicated statue of Viking Leif “Lucky” Erikson stands sentinel at Shilshole Bay Marina, welcoming recreational boaters to one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest marinas. Not only has the 17-foot, reconditioned statue found a permanent home in the Leif Erikson Plaza, the bronze continues to symbolize the region’s Nordic heritage and the […]


Portland tops list of “quirky” retirement cities

AARP has compiled a list of the 10 perfect places that dance to their own beat-just like you: 1. Portland, OR All the accolades, popularity and an IFC television show dedicated to the city, haven’t altered what makes Portland special: The place is quirky to the core. Fueling this extended reign are, foremost, the type […]