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The City of Monroe’s Planning and Urban Development Department will be closed for official business on Thursday, July 11th due to emergency air conditioning repairs at the building that houses it. That building, located at 3901 Jackson Street, is known as City Hall Annex South or CHAS.

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Fear can be a great help. Or it can be a great hindrance. It all depends on how well you understand it.

All of us have had the unpleasant experience of having a smoke alarm go off for no apparent reason. It is one of the unwritten laws of the universe that it never happens at noon. No, it always occurs between midnight and 4am.

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Are you ready to retire?

How would you know?

Retirement is certainly about financial readiness. But it is also about so much more than that. I think it is important that you address some very important issues:

First, Are you emotionally ready to retire? Work is a great source of identity for most of us. Just read the death announcements. “Joe Blow, 66, a plumber, died.” That’s it – how old he was when he died, and what he did for a living while he lived.