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Is Financial Freedom for Seniors an Illusion or a Possibility?

Is Financial Freedom for Seniors an Illusion or a Possibility?

Most websites you bump into when you browse for financial freedom for seniors are from either financial institutions or care organizations. This article focuses on the fundamental you will have to build, if you want to work towards financial freedom.

Financial freedom is defined as having enough income to pay for living expenses for the rest of your life without being employed or dependent on others.

You will achieve that when you retire or receive a large inheritance. But also if you find a way to get paid for your work more than once.

Writers and musicians receive royalties on their book or piece of music. Computer programs and apps are sold. Examples of creating something once and getting paid as often as something is sold.

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Poor Mindset vs Rich Mindset – How to Grow the Right Money Mindset

Poor Mindset vs Rich Mindset - How to Grow the Right Money Mindset

As you are aging you will have thoughts about your finances. Hopefully these are only positive thoughts, because there is a relationship between a negative attitude and being poor. Yet, positive or negative, it’s good to have a grip on your finances.

This article has 2 perspectives. On the one hand to be actually poor or rich, in terms of money. And on the other hand to be rich or poor in your view of wealth. In other words poor mindset vs rich mindset.

We all have a different view on what wealth is. For some people it means having a lot of money, for others being content and happy is more important.

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10 Exciting and Unusual Things to Do in Cordoba, Spain

10 Exciting and Unusual Things to Do in Cordoba, Spain

Córdoba is about a 4-hour drive from our house, if we went in a straight line. There are enough exciting things to do in Cordoba. However, the last time we visited, it took us a week to get there because we first visited several other places.

Including the village of María which has a beautiful botanical garden situated on the slope of a mountain. We also stayed on a campground in the middle of the Cazorla National Park. And visited the beautiful excavations of Cástulo in Linares. I’ll write more about that in another article.

We enjoy this way of traveling so much, getting from one place to another at our leisure and seeing both known and unknown places. I can highly recommend the alternation of camping cabin and hotel stay that we have done.

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A Lottery to make Money? How to become Financially Healthy

A Lottery to make Money? How to become Financially Healthy

This should better not be your strategy to make money: hoping you will win the lottery. You might succeed, but chances are way higher you won’t. My son used to say: “Hope is postponed fear”.

Don’t think I was above it. I too participated in some lotteries in the past. The trickiest one was a lottery in the Netherlands based on your zip code. Can you imagine what that meant? In my memory it was even communicated in their ads, but I have to admit I am not sure of that.

“Think what will happen if your neighbors win the lottery to make money, and you are left out, because you have no ticket!”

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The Best Place to Relive Ancient Roman History is Mérida, Spain

The Best Place to Relive Ancient Roman History is Mérida, Spain

If you love ancient roman history then you must visit Mérida. Spain has many Roman excavations, but rarely as complete as the monuments that can be seen in Mérida.

The first time we visited this city in the Extremadura, we stayed with our son. With a journey of 3 hours in the car and an equally long journey back, there was not much time left to visit the city in peace and quiet.

We definitely wanted to come back to see everything at our leisure. That only happened 12 years later, but then we also took the time for it.

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The Enchanted City, a Petrified Beauty in the Vicinity of Cuenca, Spain

The Enchanted City, a Petrified Beauty in the Vicinity of Cuenca, Spain

In between Madrid in the center of Spain and Valencia at the East coast lies Cuenca, an eagle’s nest between 2 rivers.

There are just a few touristic highlights in Cuenca to be seen, for instance the Cathedral and the so called Hanging Houses, but the old city as a whole is fantastic. It is stuck on a mountain top, sandwiched between 2 gorges carved out by the rivers Huécar and Júcar.

That and our favorite Spanish museum, Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, make a visit more than valuable for us. All the more now we have heard of yet another touristic highlight: The Enchanted City.

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3 Fundamental Questions for Evaluating 2020 and Planning 2021

3 Fundamental Questions for Evaluating 2020 and Planning 2021

Having no targets is like shooting hail at random in all directions, hoping to hit a duck. Having goals without an action plan is slightly better, but no guarantee of success. So what then?

In this article I am going to explain the 3 fundamental questions you have to ask yourself or your organization for evaluating 2020 and planning 2021 the right way.

Prepare yourself for success, you deserve it!

To start with a spoiler – these are the basic questions:

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Las Tablas de Daimiel, One of the Unique National Parks of Spain

Las Tablas de Daimiel, One of the Unique National Parks of Spain

When I was doing the research for information about National Park Las Tablas de Daimiel, I realized this again is an article about a swamp. Like Insel Hombroich in Germany is a swamp. And that, while I really love all kinds of landscapes. 🙂

I have to admit that once we adore a place – be it a city, a museum or a landscape – we tend to revisit it often. In a museum the temporary exhibitions will be different each time. A landscape changes with the seasons and with the type of weather that can be extremely different in some years.

We went back only a few months after our 2017 visit to experience the difference of the Tablas after 2 months of excessive rainfall. And different it was!

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Review of Raynor Winn’s 2 Monumental Books about Homelessness and Illness

Review of Raynor Winn’s 2 Monumental Books about Homelessness and Illness

In one breath I finished reading Raynor Winn’s books about homelessness. It doesn’t happen often to me anymore that I’m so enthusiastic about books!

What is the definition of homelessness? It can be “not having sufficient resources to afford a roof above your head”. I have also found “living in homes that are below the minimum standard or are not permanently employed”.

If the definition is “not having a permanent address”, then Tom and I have had 2 periods of homelessness. One was when we had sold our house and the municipality did not want to give us a residence permit on the office building we were living in.

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National Park Hoge Veluwe, the Netherlands, definitely worth a Visit

National Park Hoge Veluwe, the Netherlands, definitely worth a Visit

Years ago my husband and I were finally able to take a day off (we had the worst bosses ever – we were both solo-entrepreneurs) and decided we wanted to have a combination of culture, nature, exercise and fun. Preferably all in one place.

We could have gone to Insel Hombroich just across the border of Germany, but another great place where you can have it all is National Park Hoge Veluwe. It’s located in the east of the Netherlands and even on that winter’s day it was beautiful.

Cars are allowed in the park, but are strongly discouraged by an additional charge on the entrance fee. If you have no difficulty moving, it is easy to park the car at one of the entrances and continue on foot or by bicycle. This way you save nature and you see more details of the park.

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