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How to Compare Senior Travel Insurance Programs

April 21, 2015 |

You may have read that travel insurance isn’t worth the cost. This might be true for younger travelers, but for those of us in our 60s, travel insurance can provide peace of mind and assistance when we need it most. Let’s take a closer look at senior travel insurance coverage and the best ways to compare policies.

So, what kind of senior travel insurance do you need? Here are a few options to consider… Read More

How to Avoid Urban Isolation After 50

April 20, 2015 |

Urban living can be exciting for older men and women but city living can also bring on feelings of isolation and loneliness. It’s true that in a city there is an infrastructure more suited to a less mobile lifestyle usually with a public transportation, parks, museums, and education and entertainment opportunities. But we all know that even in a crowd one can be lonely and so it is important to think about specific ways that an urban dweller can avoid isolation and make the most of living in a city.  Read More

Why Does Money Always Talk with a Male Voice? The Campaign to Get a Woman on the $20 Bill (Poll)

April 19, 2015 |

They say that money talks. Well, if the faces on our U.S. currency are anything to go by, it’s clear that money speaks with a male voice. On the surface, this might seem like a small issue. After all, does it really matter that every single dollar denomination features a male American President or Treasury Secretary?

Well, according to Women on 20s, getting a woman on the $20 bill would be a big deal indeed. Read More

Learning to Love Yourself After 60

April 18, 2015 |

Do you love yourself? It’s a simple question, but, for most of us, I suspect the answer is complex. On one level, I assume that most of us have the instinct to say “Of course!” But, I’m less sure whether we really mean it. Or, do we perhaps just believe that this is the right thing to say. Read More

Be a Possibilitarian – Pursue Your Dreams and Get More from Life After 60

April 17, 2015 |

As I round the bend toward seventy, one thought becomes clearer with each passing year. The longer we live, the more opportunities we have to pursue our dreams. This is a message I love to share… and, to my great surprise, I have the street creds to go with it! Read More

Embracing the 3 P’s of Travel – People, Places and New Perspectives | My Road Scholar Trip Ends

April 16, 2015 |

Well, that’s it. After more than a week in beautiful, inspiring Prague, I’m on my way home. As I write this, I am sitting at a little coffee shop near the main train station in Prague. The sun is shining and the city is going about its business. This really has been an amazing trip.

Looking back at the last 9 days, it’s amazing to think how much Road Scholar managed to pack into this adventure. As I look back over my time in Prague, I am reminded of the “3 P’s” that make travel such a wonderful experience – people, places and new perspectives. Read More

6 Essential Tips for Traveling With Grandchildren

April 15, 2015 |

If you are lucky enough to have grandkids, then you know how rewarding – and a frustrating – spending time with them can be. At their best, grandkids are a source of constant amusement and inspiration. At their worst, grandkids can turn a family outing into a family feud. Since family relationships are so important to getting the most from life after 60, we wanted to offer some tips for getting the most from your next trip. Read More

Looking Beyond the Buildings – Getting the Most from Every Travel Adventure

April 14, 2015 |

I just got back to the hotel from another wonderful day in Prague. Over the last week, I really have caught the travel bug again. Ironically, as you may notice in today’s video, I also caught a nasty cold, but, that’s another story. Read More

Getting Fit After 60 – Impossible Goal or Worthy Cause? (Poll)

April 13, 2015 |

Like many people over 60, I feel like I am in a constant battle with my weight. It’s not that I have low self-esteem. I don’t particularly care what other people think about my body. After six decades on this planet, I’m definitely past all of that.

At the same time, there are so many reasons that I want to be in better shape. Read More

Trendy New Grandma Names – Coco, Neema, GaGa and… (Video)

April 12, 2015 |

There is a dreamlike quality to becoming a grandmother. In 50 or 60 years of life you have started new careers, taken on new roles and learned all kinds of new skills. Easy peasy! If you want to be a teacher or doctor there are plenty of books to read. When you become a grandmother, you have 9 months to get used to your new role and have hardly any idea where to even start.

One fun place to start your journey is choosing a grandma name. Read More

Do You Have the Courage to Really be Yourself?

April 11, 2015 |

Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to talk with 1000s of women in the Sixty and Me community. Through these discussions, nothing has struck me more profoundly than the desire for women over 60 to live life in their own way. Read More

60 Suggestions for Getting the Most from Life after Retirement

April 10, 2015 |

Reaching retirement is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, after decades of following other peoples’ rules, there is a sense of relief that you will finally get to live the way that you want to. On the other hand, it’s easy to feel lost, fearful or sad when reaching this important milestone. You know logically that you are retiring from work, not life, but, it doesn’t always feel like that. Read More

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