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1. 04 In This Edition

1.1. In this edition of The Key To Retirement, I'm going to talk about how a little financial knowledge is a dangerous thing.

1.2. And, in today's bonus segment we're going to show you how to tame your email using a boomerang - so stay tuned.

2. 06 What's New?

2.1. Mac's rule. Did I just say that out loud?

2.2. In a previous episode I shared with you that Cathy and I have migrated our computers over to Mac's. And, that I was pretty apprehensive about the whole thing.

2.3. Well, I can't tell you the fun I am having with my computer now. I have totally solved my problems with how to migrate over to Mac when I still rely quite heavily on programs that are not written for Mac's.

2.4. If you are in the market for a new computer - get a Mac. Simply one of the best computer decisions I have made in a while.

2.5. A few interesting notes about my migration:

2.5.1. First, I would encourage you to migrate as many of your programs to the cloud. What do I mean when I say migrate to the cloud? Well, get a Gmail account. With this comes a whole suite of free programs that will allow you to do everything you need to without the need for any other costly software. Creating documents, spreadsheets, email, etc... everything is in the cloud so you don't have to worry about keeping any of the data that supports these programs on your computer - which is the safest way of ensuring you minimize the risk of losing your data to a computer crash. And, when you do need to keep a copy of a data file or a picture or anything for that matter, simply do so in a Dropbox folder. I mentioned dropbox in a previous episode but in an nutshell, dropbox is a folder with as many sub folders as you need that keeps a copy of your files on your computer but also stores a copy in the cloud for sharing purposes, backup purposes and access purposes when you are not at your machine. If you register for a free account using the link in the show notes on this episode, you will get an extra 250MB of free storage space to adde to your already free 2 GB you get with a free account. The odd's of you using more than 2.25GB of storage is highly unlikely.

2.5.2. Second, for me anyways, I have some programs that just aren't written for a Mac. No problem. I installed a program called Parallels and why this does is allow me to run Windows ON my Mac. Now, don't think that I have to do anything special to do this. I just choose the Windows program I want to run, click on it and it opens it up in a separate window. The funny thing is that Windows seems to run faster on my Mac that it did on my PC. Hmmm.

2.5.3. It took basically two days of working on my Mac to train myself on the Mac way of doing things as opposed to the PC way. You know, things like closing a window is done from the upper left side of the window as opposed to the left.

2.5.4. At the end of the day, I am finding myself operating my computer faster than I was before. The touch pad gestures are really quite intuitive.

2.6. So, my recommendation for those of you PC users out there who have always wondered what it would be like to own a Mac is to go out and get one.

2.6.1. You will be glad you did.

3. 08 Feature Segment

3.1. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Especially when it comes to financial planning.

3.1.1. As a financial planner, I spend a great deal of my time educating my clients on things they don't know they don't know. Let me give you an example. Financial planning has a lot of moving parts. The one thing I know for sure is that every financial plan I or any other financial planner writes is going to be wrong. Here is what I mean.

4. 10 Bonus Segment

4.1. For those of you who have taken my advice and are using Google for email (gmail) I have an amazing free tool for you to use.

4.2. The tool is called Boomerang for Gmail.

4.2.1. It's awesome.

5. 01 Intro

5.1. This is The Key To Retirement Episode 13.