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Can You Afford to Take that Vacation?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 10, 2016 in Money Saving Strategies, Personal Finances

It is a warm summer’s afternoon here in the “Paris of the South.” Locals are slowly returning to the city after their yearly pilgrimages to the seaside. Drifting back into the capital, they appear windswept and freshly scorched, testament to many hours spent tanning on beaches and by hotel pools, no doubt. They spill onto the footpath between cafés…gesticulate passionately when arguing over parking spaces…and talk at excited volumes about their vacations.

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Man’s Most Powerful Tool

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 8, 2016 in Uncategorised

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”—Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte (Though probably coined by French author Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle) Lies…treachery…deceit. So stand the crimes of which History is hereby accused…aided and abetted, no doubt, by those who wrote it! When we left off Monday, we were rambling about a dupe, a scam, […]

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Is the “Common Good” Really in Your Best Interest?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 2, 2016 in Money Saving Strategies, Personal Finances

Our beat here is how to achieve a truer, more fulfilling existence…one that does not depend on the accumulation of trinkets and gizmos, but that stands alone as worthy and valuable in and of itself.

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Flat-Out Broke and Living on Borrowed Time

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 2, 2016 in Money Saving Strategies, Personal Finances

Well, after an unexpectedly prolonged stay in Brazil, your editor is once again ensconced in the familiar settings of our part-time home city. Today we write to you from Café Birkin, a chic little beanery in the hip Palermo barrio. The crowd here is young-ish. Trendy. Good looking. Their style is impeccable. Their taste…questionable.

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The “Crisis Vacationer” Finds Opportunity in Disaster

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 29, 2016 in Money Saving Strategies, Personal Finances, Travel Smarts

Well, we’re still here…Readers who have been following our sorry plight of late will recall that, due to an unfortunate kerfuffle involving a “missing” visa fee, we were unable to board our flight back home to Buenos Aires a few days ago.

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Can Modern Man Reconnect with His True Surroundings?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 27, 2016 in Uncategorised

The weather has taken a turn here in Brazil…for the better! Your roaming editor was due back in Buenos Aires yesterday, but thanks to a visa kerfuffle at the airport, he’s holed up here in sunny Rio de Janeiro for a few more days yet, alas.

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Tiny House Living

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 5, 2016 in Rightsizing, Tiny Houses

All over the nation, homeowners are embracing what is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating trends of the 21st century. And it’s a trend that shows no sign of slowing down. What’s happening is more and more homeowners are saying “good bye” to their large, burdensome and expensive “McMansions” in exchange for smaller, more hassle-free […]

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Digital Currencies

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on January 3, 2016 in Money Saving Strategies, Personal Finances

For hundreds and hundreds of years, American citizens – and citizens of almost every other country in the world – have been able to pay for products, services and other entities of value with what’s known as “fiat” currency. What’s “fiat” currency? In a nutshell, it’s money declared by a government to be legal tender. […]

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