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Side Gigs Well Suited for Retirement

It seems like everyone is starting a "side gig" these days, including those already retired or heading into retirement. I think it could be wise to consider my own side gig as a source of extra retirement income. I want to hear what other retirees or almost-retirees are doing, whether as a part-time job or their own part-time business, to help meet retirement costs. What are some side gig ideas that are good for retirees?
Carl

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Do I Still Need to Have Paper Checks for My Checking Account?

I just wrote my last check (for something I could have just as easily used cash for) and I am trying to determine if I should order new ones or if I can get by without. I have had this same book of checks for longer than I can remember, well more than 10 years, and I haven't had an absolute need to write one in years. I pay all of my bills online and always use my debit card at the store and pay cash when I cannot use my card. Am I overlooking any situation where I will regret not having paper checks for my checking account?
CJ

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