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About Lori Martinek

Lori Martinek is a successful entrepreneur, author and mentor to new and aspiring business owners. She is the owner of Encore Business Advisors http://www.encorebusinessadvisors.com, and the founder of @MindingHerBiz, a pro bono project which helps women embrace business ownership. Her latest book, Retiring Solo (2016) is available on Amazon.
Latest Posts | By Lori Martinek
Navigating the New 60: How to Become Your Next Best Self
2 weeks ago

Navigating the New 60: How to Become Your Next Best Self

By  •  Mindset

I am closing in on my 60th birthday, and I am excited to be facing a new decade. Why? Because I see this big benchmark birthday as an opportunity to transition to my next, best self. Read More

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!
3 months ago

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!

Many of us share common fears as we enter retirement. We fear financial challenges, failing health and feelings of disconnectedness as we grow older. The good news is that there is one strategy which can help us effectively face all three – living with roommates. Read More

How to Fall in Love with Getting Older
4 months ago

How to Fall in Love with Getting Older

By  •  Mindset

I love getting older! How many women do you know who feel that way?

Sure, my body is changing, and my eyesight may not be as good as it used to be, but I consider that a gauntlet thrown by Mother Nature to keep me active, eating healthy and working out on a regular basis. I accept the challenge! Read More

Let’s Embrace the Power of Positive Ageing!
5 months ago

Let’s Embrace the Power of Positive Ageing!

By  •  Mindset

You can be happier and healthier as you grow older by embracing positive ageing. Read More

Do You Worry About Growing Older Alone? Here’s What to Do About it!
5 months ago

Do You Worry About Growing Older Alone? Here’s What to Do About it!

Women are worriers by nature. We worry about our families, our friends and our future. Those of us who live alone have learned to be independent – but that doesn’t stop us from worrying about the years ahead. Read More

Is Living in a Retirement Community Right for You? Here’s How to Find Out!
7 months ago

Is Living in a Retirement Community Right for You? Here’s How to Find Out!

A few years ago, I began thinking about how I would choose to live if I could live any way that I wanted to. Read More

3 Ways to Find Balance in Retirement, One Step at a Time
8 months ago

3 Ways to Find Balance in Retirement, One Step at a Time

Retirement isn’t about endings. It’s about moving forward and embracing new possibilities.

Think of your post-working years in terms of rebalancing, reimagining and even reinventing rather than just retiring. Retirement is an opportunity to create a life that truly reflects who you are. Read More

Retirement: Are You Ready for A Solo Act?
10 months ago

Retirement: Are You Ready for A Solo Act?

Most women in their 60s are headed for a solo future. Are you prepared for yours?

Millions of Americans are finding themselves on their own as they head toward retirement. Some are solo by circumstance, others by choice. Baby Boomers – all of them – are driving new trends in housing, work, caretaking and traveling while also redefining what it means to be part of a community. Read More

In Your 60s and Solo? Embrace It! Being Single Over 60 is Trendy!
11 months ago

In Your 60s and Solo? Embrace It! Being Single Over 60 is Trendy!

Are you in your 60s and single? Whether you find yourself solo by choice or by chance, embrace your independence! You’re certainly not alone. Read More

Why Retirement is No Longer a One-Way Street
12 months ago

Why Retirement is No Longer a One-Way Street

Sometimes retirement doesn’t turn out the way we imagined. We may not be ready emotionally or financially, or have enough activities to fill up a once busy calendar. We may miss the day-to-day social interactions of the workplace or find it hard to make new friends and develop new interests. Read More