Stacy Julien

I'm a writer covering the topics of career, retirement, savings, budgeting and entrepreneurship.
shark-tank
I don't have the next billion-dollar invention in my pocket - not yet, anyway. But if I did, my weekly consumption of ABCs " Shark Tank" will have prepped me well for that pitch with a hotshot investor.
flu shot
We can think of an excuse to get out of anything we don't want to do - like getting a flu shot. Maybe you're one of those folks who rarely get sick so you scoff at the flu messages each year. Maybe you're plain scared. But the truth of the matter is, if you're over 65, you're playing with fire if you don't get the flu vaccine. This age group has the highest rates of influenza-related deaths and hospitalizations, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Daileys pic from video
I probably couldn't work with my mother. Don't get me wrong, she's one of the loves of my life. But at this point in her journey, she's ready to do less. I'm the opposite, so I'd annoy her...lovingly so.
Classic Wrecks: The Rusted Car as Art
I marvel at entrepreneurs who can take an idea and sell it, no matter what it is.  Sometimes it's the marketing machine that does the trick.  Or the entrepreneur's sheer passion. But other times it's the discovery that there's a niche community of fans out there salivating for their "thing."
Open-air mercado in Ecuador
I'm just back from vacation in the U.S. Good for me, but not so good for friends who confided they are suddenly on "permanent" vacation. As in "laid off" and with no prospects in sight.
Panama City
No matter what happens this November or in the four years that follow, one thing is for sure: your Medicare coverage won't be going with you should you decide to  retire overseas.
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