Thomas Damron

Thomas Damron has submitted a variety of articles published on this website -- this page puts them all on one page for readers to enjoy!

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Tom's Profile

Retired Financial Planner from the Dallas/Fort Worth Area 

After leaving the military as a Special Agent in Counter Intelligence in 1960, I began my career with the Travelers Group in May, 1960. I began as a Field Representative, moved up to assistant manager, transferred to New Orleans, Manger, Special Service. Transferred to the Home Office in Hartford and for ten years I headed the Business Plans Unit. I left Hartford as an Officer of the company to assume a Regional Managership of Field Offices in an eleven state region. In 1987, I moved as the Manager of the Dallas Field Office and retired from that position in 1991. I owned Damron and Damron (Financial Planning and Real Estate),  1990 – 2005 when I retired.  I intend to Write and Goof Off in retirement.

Interests: Photography, Writing, Reading, Communication

Tom Damron's articles:

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My Retirement Community Observations (and My Suggestions) 
Over the past years of my membership in the Community, the increasing number of members who regret their retirement saddens me. Too many seem to believe …

My Retirement Days 
Starting the day after I lost Janet last January, my son and family have been hounding me to sell, or lease, the house and move to Colorado closer to them. …

Military Slang Terms 
I want to remind many retirees of the slang terms used by those with military service behind them. Some of the language is still used today and around …

The Train of Life 
Thanks to Tom for submitting this one... read it, retirees, it's perfect for us! Look Forward, Move Foward in Life... you can't change the past! Wendy …

Winter 
An anonymous wise man has said-- Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was …

Some Thoughts for Life and Retirement 
1. Accept things with love and understanding No matter where you are, or what you’re doing, always believe that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. …

Achieving Happiness in Your Retirement Years 
As we develop and age, we begin to recognize the increasing stresses in our life created by the pressures of our jobs and the way we are living. We …

What is Important? Pre-and Post-Retirement Questions 
You begin your planning trying to touch all the bases before you retire. Alternatively, you have recently retired and are trying to catch up on your …

Consider These Part-Time Jobs 
I hear that some of you are bored during retirement, if you need a little extra 'mad money or if you're just interested in helping people there are a multitude …

The Ways to Have a Mentally Strong Retirement 
The Ways to Assure a Mentally Strong Retirement The following factors will assist you in having successful and strong retirement years: Keep an …

SENIOR OBSERVATIONS (Too Late in Life) 
SENIOR OBSERVATIONS (Too Late in Life) 1 Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving. 2 The older I get, the earlier it …

Perspectives on Retirement 
Preparation for retirement needs to be viewed as buying twice as much spouse costing half of your income for life. When some of my associates retired …

Perspectives on Retirement 
Preparation for retirement needs to be viewed as buying twice as much spouse costing half of your income for life. When some of my associates retired …

WE MUST STOP THIS IMMEDIATELY 
LOOK AROUND AND YOU"LL FIND THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY! Together, we seniors must act to stop this conspiracy against us immediately! …

How I know I Am Older 
How I Know I Am Older: Or, Oh, My God! When Did I Begin Talking To Myself? The first inkling of aging came when my barber casually …

Where to Live After Retirement 
Once Americans aren't tied down to a particular place to accommodate a job, or good schools for their kids, they often decide to pull up stakes and decide …

EXCELLENT ADVICE 
This advice was gathered from seniors for seniors as a Guide to the Golden Years....Great Advice Most of us have reached our golden years, or maybe …

New Marriage Dictionary Coming Out 
A new dictionary is soon to come out, defining some issues in marriage that people were curious about. Here are some of the definitions we thought we'd …

Yes, I Have Turned Into a Seenager 
I am a confirmed Seenager (Senior teenager) and you may be one also. I have everything that I ever wanted as a teenager, only 60+ years later. Here …

Bow and arrows - Boys are always more inventive... 
Around age 10, my dad got me one of those little badass compound bow beginner kits. Of course, the first month I went around our land sticking arrows in …

A Well-Planned and Executed Retirement Income 
A Well-Planned and Executed Retirement Income Outside the Bristol Zoo, in England, there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 coaches, or buses. …

DID YOU KNOW: This Weeks's Education--Free! 
DID YOU KNOW: This Weeks's Education--Free! 1. YOUR SHOES ARE THE FIRST THING PEOPLE SUBCONSCIOUSLY NOTICE ABOUT YOU. WEAR NICE SHOES. 2. IF YOU …

Senior Trying To Set A Windows Password 
A Senior Trying To Set A Password WINDOWS: Please enter your new password. Senior: cabbage WINDOWS: Sorry, the password must be more than …

Two Excellent Parables 
Cracked Vessels An old Chinese woman had two water cans which were attached to a yoke. Each day she put the yoke over her shoulders and went down …

A Few Giggle Quotes About Old Age 
Some of us consider old age as being synonymous with morbidity and dread while many of us look at ageing as nothing but a number. The number believers …

A Bit of Interesting History 
BUYING A WATCH IN 1880 I'd bet you didn't know this Odd history. If you were in the market for a watch in 1880, would you know where to get one? …

Vital Texting Codes for Seniors 
Seniors Texting Codes ATD: AT THE DOCTOR BFF: BEST FRIEND FELL BTW: BRING THE WHEELCHAIR BYOT: BRING YOUR OWN TEETH FW/W: FORGOT WHERE I …

$15.73 
That's the exact amount the young girl with the pierced tongue and basketball hoops for earrings at the Burger King Register told me. I handed her a …

Being Alone--The Time Will Come--Part Two 
I just might imagine that you're reading this at this moment because you're either truly alone, finding yourself bored, and at this moment have no one …

Being Alone--There Comes a Time 
"I'm learning a lot about myself being alone, and doing what I'm doing." Chantal Kreviazuk Monophobia, or the fear of being alone, is a …

'TWAS THE WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS 
'Twas The Week After Christmas 'Twas The Week After Christmas, And All Through The House, Nothing Would Fit Me, Not Even A Blouse. The Cookies I'd …

I Have A GPS! 
Every Husband and wife should love this poem! ------------------------------------ I have a little GPS I've had it most my life It's …

A Retiree's Halloween NIght 
You know you are too old to Trick or Treat when: 10. You keep knocking on your own front door. 9. You remove your false teeth to change your appearance. …

My Senior Retiree Dilemma Continues 
I'm just stating the facts, not to be bragging, but I bought a new car. My old one was eight years and aging faster than me and it had well over my own …

The Digital Dilemma of the Retiree Group 
I was told that I needed a smart-phone so when I was given an iPhone, all I could think about was the 44-year business where I managed some 150 clients …

Now that You're Wealthy and Retired 
Don't kid me. I know you left the work worries behind and headed for the sunbelt to enjoy more happy days of retirement without the headaches of worrying …

My Twenty-Three Years of Retirement--So Far, So Good! 
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. ~~ …