I'm taking a few weeks away from musing about distribution strategies and risk tolerance to celebrate a most amazing week that I recently enjoyed. I'd like to take this opportunity to remind us all that there is more to life than money.
(I will hastily add that the more money you have, the easier it is to say that.)
A couple of weeks ago, within a seven-day span, my daughter was married, my wife and I celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary and . . . OK, maybe a little about finance . . . I paid off the mortgage. We spent last week in Paris, a place we last visited not long after our wedding, celebrating our time together.
Some things money can't buy, like finding the love of your life at a young age and getting to live with her for a very long time.
Before long, I'll be writing again from my favorite neighborhood coffee shop, though I'll probably be daydreaming about those along Paris boulevards.
I wish you all the joys life can bring and I suppose I could drop one piece of retirement advice while I'm at it.
If you're looking for a place to retire with a reasonable cost of living. . . Paris ain't it.