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Amy B

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Life Zemplified
Early Retirement, Wellness
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Northville, Michigan, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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It's been a bit quiet over here, sorry for that. It seems to get another website, and even another site, up and running and take care of an infant is a ton of work! So I'm learning and relearning all over again. Vicki and I are still getting into the groove on the new sites, and we've got many things planned, but we've made significant progress thus far, and we both hope to ...
Posted: May 10 2018 @ 7:12 AM
Spring finally arrived in Michigan, wahoo! It always feels like a long winter to me, but with snow in mid-April this year, winter felt extra long. The feel of the sun on your skin after cold and gloomy days is so welcome. Things feel new and exciting in the spring. You're ready for a change. My husband enjoys being outside, and he often walks the property in the winter months. But once ...
Posted: Apr 23 2018 @ 6:10 AM
Keeping it short and sweet today. Asking you to keep it simple, and savor more simplicity in your life this weekend. Go for a walk outside and spend time in nature instead of hitting the gym or plopping down in front of the television. Taste your food. Instead of blending up that fruit and vegetable smoothie. Enjoy the juicy fruit and crunchy vegetable whole. Pause calculating the years, months, days hours until you can leave ...
Posted: Apr 06 2018 @ 12:47 PM
In my Senior year of high school, I was voted Teacher's Pet, Most Friendly, Prom Queen, and often teasingly called 'Miss Goody Two-Shoes'. But 2 1/2 years prior, at a different school in another district, I skipped school to avoid doing a speech in Honors English and ultimately failed the first semester of the class. A few years earlier, in the middle of my seventh-grade year, mom and I moved. I ...
Posted: Apr 02 2018 @ 6:07 AM
Two months ago I declared a less stuff, less waste challenge. This mindful spending experiment is an effort to not only keep our spending in check - something we've done well at the last couple of years - but to also consciously think about the waste we are creating with any spending we do. And to actively work to reduce this waste. "...I'm going to be more mindful of every purchase ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 7:23 AM
Life Zemplified - Exploring Finances, Fitness, Food, & Fun The post First Step To Success' Believe In Your Beautiful Self appeared first on Life Zemplified. ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 1:19 PM
Life Zemplified - Exploring Finances, Fitness, Food, & Fun Just a quick post today to tell you about Women Who Money, the new personal finance site for women!  My friend Vicki, from Make Smarter Decisions, and I, created the site to help educate women on personal finance topics, improve financial literacy, and give more voice to women in the personal finance space. And while our focus is on women, we welcome the men ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 8:07 AM
Life Zemplified - Exploring Finances, Fitness, Food, & Fun Do you have an idea to explore or a desire to do something but still find yourself procrastinating' Then I challenge you to not only consider what you can accomplish in a year but actually take steps today to start on your way. Life Zemplified is now one year old. When some get to this point, they call it a blog anniversary others ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 7:08 PM
Life Zemplified - Exploring Finances, Fitness, Food, & Fun You may already know that when you reach the age of 70 ½ you are required by the IRS to start taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts. But you also need to know about RMDs as they may come into play when you inherit an IRA or Qualified Retirement Plan (401k, 403b, etc.) no matter what ...
Posted: Feb 19 2018 @ 5:44 AM
Life Zemplified - Exploring Finances, Fitness, Food, & Fun Last week my husband and I were on a work trip in San Diego. We headed out a couple of days early to escape the monotony of our days in a cube and flee the Michigan winter. California did not disappoint and we enjoyed a week of warmth and sunshine On our first full day in California, we cruised up the coast taking ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 5:44 AM


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