The Uncommon Path – April 7th Edition

The Uncommon Path

Plan Wisely | Retire Well | Travel on Your Terms


In this issue…
  • Who decides when the pandemic is over?
  • Searching for your ID at the airport – soon to be a thing of the past
  • This is what it’s like to live on a cruise ship full time
  • Is retirement financial suicide?

…and more!


The pandemic is over. How can I say this so confidently? Historians of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic emphasize that “People, Not Science, Decide When a Pandemic Is Over.” And the people have spoken.

How? Carnival Cruises announced that “the one-week period of March 28-April 3 was its busiest booking week in the company’s history.” Not the busiest week this year. Not the busiest week since the pandemic began. The busiest week ever.

I didn’t write this to get into politics or the science behind COVID. I just wanted to let readers know that travel is coming back with a vengeance. If you feel safe traveling and booking a trip is on your to-do list, don’t wait. Prices are on the rise, and availability is dwindling. Good luck out there, and safe travels!

David


Travel

What it’s like to live on a cruise ship full time.

51 destinations to put at the top of your list – the most beautiful places in the world.

Showing your physical ID at airport security might soon be a thing of the past.


Retirement

One of the best “places-to-retire” articles I’ve come across. International Travel’s 2022 top ten places to retire is out! The analyst in me greatly appreciates their numerical process of crowning a winner. 

Retirement = financial suicide? You’d think that there would be a way to avoid this, like hiring a professional to help…hmm.


Investing

Should you change your investment strategy because of the war in Ukraine? Invest for the long-term and don’t think about the news.


Pittsburgh

I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this – an Asian food hall is coming to Pittsburgh’s strip district and will feature seven food stalls.


Did you miss the last issue of The Uncommon Path? If so, you have a second chance to catch up on:

  • Have you been thinking of retiring earlier?
  • Tired of boring vacations? 5 ideas that will get you out of your comfort zone
  • Prices are going up and credit card bonuses are going away – time to act fast!
  • The best cities for St. Patrick’s Day parades 

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    Financial Advisor David Tuzzolino

    David Tuzzolino, CFA, CFP®, is the Founder and CEO of PathBridge Financial, a firm that specializes in providing comprehensive financial planning and investment management services for clients that are nearing retirement and love to travel.