Monthly Archives: August 2021

The two things I liked the least about my last job(s)

With a title like this, this entry just begs for the list format. On the other hand, I have heard it’s not editorial kosher to make a list of only two items, so I’ll slavishly refrain. I have found that

Guest post: The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement

I’m Doug Nordman, and I post as “Nords” on the forums at and When I retired from the military at the age of 41, my spouse and I had enough assets and income to raise our daughter and

August 2021 Best of the Web

Being a natural saver can put you on the path to early retirement being a viable option. However, that propensity for building a portfolio can make spending from it a challenge. We’ll start with a couple of articles that will

Older Workers Struggling to Stay in Workforce

As Americans work longer into their lives due to the extremely high cost of retirement, workers continue to face age discrimination. While some economists posit that COVID is responsible for many Americans retiring against their wishes and earlier than they

House Passes the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act

On Tuesday, the House passed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) with a 219-to-212 vote. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL) introduced the bill earlier this month and more than 190 members signed on as co-sponsors. The bill

Nabisco Workers Go On Strike in Five States to Fight Offshoring, Preserve Pension Benefits

Nabisco employees, represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) are on strike to protest offshoring of jobs to Mexico as well as requiring 10-hour workdays without overtime pay. Workers are also demanding that Nabisco’s

House Passes Budget Resolution Agreement

The House passed a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint on Tuesday with a 220-212 party-line vote, paving the way for Democrats to pass a robust spending package that will invest in families, retirees, and seniors. The package will include allowing Medicare

How to Be Resilient in Retirement

I get that your anxiety is currently at an all-time high. But, as we begin to slowly and patiently recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to refocus on retirement.

Taste for takeaways outlasts Covid lockdowns

Britons are spending more on home delivered meals than before the pandemic struck.

UK business confidence jumps to more than four-year high, survey finds

Lloyds survey finds North West England leads level of confidence despite caution over inflation.