Thursday, May 26, 2011


Amplify’d from

Being a cheapskate is my chosen profession, come by honestly from a boyhood in the farmlands of Ohio—where you learn to use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without—and 24 years running nonprofit groups. In the spring of 2008, as the Dow seesawed, I crisscrossed the country on a 30-year-old bicycle to research my second book, The Cheapskate Next Door. I had surveyed more than 300 of my "Miser Advisers"—a network of superthrifty folks I've developed—about their financial habits, and I wanted to take a closer look at them. I met near-millionaires and people who earned so little they could qualify for public assistance but chose not to—they had more than enough to live as they wished. What they all had in common: they've found ways to be wealthy that don't depend on earning more cash or buying more things.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Retire to Prescott...four seasons at a mile high elevation

Retire to Prescott...four seasons at a mile high elevation

Retire to Prescott, and enjoy the four seasons... Even though Prescott is only an hour and a half Phoenix, Phoenix elevation 1100 feet.

The fact that Prescott sits at 5200 feet, means snow in the winter and 15 to 20 degrees cooler in the summertime..

Prescott was the initial capital of the Arizona territory in 1863... Phoenix became the capital in 1889... The initial attraction to

Prescott facts

Prescott it is still a small town, with a population of 42,000.

Prescott is sometimes called, Arizona's Victorian are 700 structures on the national register of historic places...the downtown area, centered around the courthouse square, is a great place for a stroll, shopping, or a fine meal.

Prescott has been recognized by several entities for art and was ranked among the top 50 cities to live in, by National Geographic adventure.
Here is a link to the county website.

Prescott Valley

Stone rdige golf course
When we say retire to Prescott, it also includes Prescott Valley
Prescott Valley 15 miles east of Prescott, has 23,000 residents.

This photo shows the Stoneridge golf course, an excellent course open to the public.

Here is the official city of Prescott Valley link

Why choose Prescott for best Arizona retirement living?

It is close enough to Phoenix, a pleasant drive of an hour and a half, and the big city amenities.

It is also small enough to have a real small town feel...and if you don't mind a little snow in the winter, you should give Prescott and Prescott Valley, a good look when deciding where to retire in Arizona.

Combine a mild climate with all of the historic buildings in Prescott, and it's no wonder that Prescott is finding favor among Arizona retirees.