About

Picture of Linda Vaughn at desk

Hi, there!

Welcome, Boomer! 

I’m Linda Vaughn.  Thanks for stopping by.

This is a money blog (and more).  You’re in the right place if you ever asked: 

  • How do I protect and grow the money I’ve spent a lifetime earning?
  • How do I make sure I don’t outlive my money?
  • What’s the best way to increase the size of my nest egg while I’m still working?
  • What do I need to know about Social Security and when should I take it?
  • How can I reinvent myself in retirement?

You say you’ve asked these questions?  Excellent!  This blog will be answering them. 

Perhaps you’d also like to know…

Who am I?

I’m someone who had a 26-year career that included assessing the investment performance of one of the nation’s largest public pension systems.  I spent years talking to, challenging, and evaluating investment managers.  My MBA from UCLA helped in this effort. 

I was also helped by my two psychology degrees–California State University, Northridge (M.A.) and San Diego State (B.A.)  Challenging brilliant managers, who invest billions, takes some psychology! ­­­

Wealth without a giant income.

But here’s the thing, Boomer.  I started this blog because I created wealth without a giant income. 

You can do what I did.

How I did it.

I did it because I had to.  (Maybe you do, too.)

I had a family member who couldn’t financially care for herself.  Her expenses exceeded my salary as a public service worker.  They likely always would.  A situation like that focuses the mind, pronto.

My mission became clear.  If I wasn’t going to “earn a lot” I’d “learn a lot.”

Which I did. 

And in a very short time, it was obvious: 

It’s not how much you make.  It’s how much you keep.

And.how.you.invest.

For me it was personal.  I had family to protect. 

Fourteen short years later, I’d created enough wealth such that my family member would have all her expenses covered.  Also, Mr. Boomer Money and More and I could retire if we wanted.      

Life in Italy births a blog (almost)…

We didn’t retire, but we packed our bags and headed to Italy to sort it all out.  There we stayed for 10 months…and then another 5…and then another 3.  In the outdoor cafes of Milan and Florence, I realized I could show others how to do what I did.   

Fast forward and here’s the blog.  And here you are! 

Now that you’re here, Boomer, why not join the conversation by subscribing to this blog? 

Let’s talk about how to grow that nest egg so you don’t outlive your money.  If you’re still working, let’s talk about ramping up your savings and investments so you can retire and fulfill other dreams.  And speaking of dreams, let’s talk about creating your next act.  The world is waiting for your encore. 

 

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No one cares more about your money than you do.  Do your own due-diligence.  Read!  If you use someone else to manage or invest your money, make sure they are putting your financial interests ahead of their own.  Trust no one, even me.  You can do this, Boomer. 

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