Category Archives: Thriving in Retirement

Are You Thriving in Your Fundraising? (Follower Change)

As I age (73 at the moment) I find the connections in my mind allowing me to speak clearly and quickly are not working as well.  So public speaking is fast becoming obsolete. However writing is still going well for … Continue reading

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Retirement Hits Sooner or Later!

Sheri and I are now officially ‘retired’ from our 45 year career in missions.  For us that means a several things: we now fund our life with our retirement account and social security; we have more spontaneous time for each … Continue reading

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Younger Caregivers Needed to Minister to the Millennials

While at a Pastors-to-Missionary Conference a few years ago, the question was asked, “How many of you caregivers attending this event are under 50 years of age?”  of the 80 of us in the room about six hands went up.

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How to Start Saving for Your Retirement

Yesterday, Sheri and I visited our financial advisor with Edward Jones.  We are nearing the point in our lives, official retirement, when we’ll fund our own living expenses out of Social Security and our investments over the years. Fortunately our … Continue reading

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Saving for Retirement . . . or Trusting God?

Often saving for our retirement as missionaries or pastors is put in juxtaposition to trusting God.  One worker said to me, “I don’t have to worry about retirement since I’m trusting God when I get there.”  How are you thinking … Continue reading

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