I have started a personal website, www.bobstaples.com, of which this blog is a section. The site is in the final stages of development and will be released on December 10, 2008. The site will have a number of sections which will cover the gamut, from light topics such as wine appreciation/collecting and photography to serious subjects such as dealing with the life long effects of child abuse, retirement (things I've learned over the last eight years, aka, the good, the bad and the ugly) and other social issues. Having a financial background, there will likely be discourse about financial issues, both before and after retiring.
Between this blog and the website, the goal is to provide some entertaining and informative topics. This blog will be a success if it provokes a dialogue of thoughts and ideas. We are all aware of the serious times we are going through, as a world, a country, a company and individually. Sharing ideas about how we are successfully coping with our financial and emotional issues stemming from it, will add to both the website and this blog.