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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com
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Fun Jobs for Seniors: How to Sell Your Handmade Items Online
4 years ago

Fun Jobs for Seniors: How to Sell Your Handmade Items Online

A lot of women in their 60s would love to make a little extra money on the side, preferably doing something they love. Unfortunately jobs for seniors are hard to come by these days.

Besides, after decades trying to climb the corporate ladder, many of us are reluctant to start something too serious. At the same time, we would like to earn some “fun money” for travel, gifts and little luxuries. The question is – where should we start? Read More

6 Ways To Find Lasting Happiness After 60
4 years ago

6 Ways To Find Lasting Happiness After 60

After our 60th birthday, we want to do everything we can to keep healthy, active and strong. Many of us are also wondering how to stay happy and positive as we get a little older. After all, with at least 20 years more ahead of us, the investments that we make now will make all the difference in the future. Read More

Number of Senior Volunteers on the Rise As Boomers Reach Retirement
4 years ago

Number of Senior Volunteers on the Rise As Boomers Reach Retirement

One of the stereotypes about baby boomers is that we are selfish and unwilling to help others. In reality, the number of senior volunteers is increasing, according to this New York Times report. So, it looks like our generation is more willing to help than we get credit for. Read More

Clothing for Women Over 60 – Embrace Your Bohemian Side (Video)
4 years ago

Clothing for Women Over 60 – Embrace Your Bohemian Side (Video)

I don’t know about you, but, I think clothing for women over 60 is so much fun. It doesn’t matter that most of the major fashion brands ignore us. I’m SO over high heels anyway! What matters is that, as women in our 60s, we can finally feel free to choose clothing styles that fit our personalities. Read More

Is Retirement Realistic? New Savings Guide Shows that We’re Kidding Ourselves
4 years ago

Is Retirement Realistic? New Savings Guide Shows that We’re Kidding Ourselves

If you believe in the traditional view of retirement, life after 65 should be filled with trips to the golf course, martinis by the pool and plenty of TV time. Setting aside the question of whether such a life would be healthy or fulfilling, it is clear that few of us will be able to afford it. Read More

Forget Silver Divorces – More Boomers Saying “I Do,” for the Second Time
4 years ago

Forget Silver Divorces – More Boomers Saying “I Do,” for the Second Time

There has been a lot of talk lately about the increase in silver divorces among baby boomers. As our children leave the house and we start to look towards the coming decades, more of us are deciding to go it alone. Read More

Why Do I Feel Lonely When I am Surrounded By Others?
4 years ago

Why Do I Feel Lonely When I am Surrounded By Others?

“Why do I feel lonely in a group?” This was the question that one of my friends asked as we sat in a coffee shop after a trip to the gym. She explained that, since she was still working, she was always surrounded by other people. But, she still felt lonely most of the time. Read More

“5 Flights Up” is a Story for Boomers on the Move
4 years ago

“5 Flights Up” is a Story for Boomers on the Move

Baby boomers are on the move. But, as Morgan Freeman’s character in the upcoming movie 5 Flights Up asks, “Why are we moving? What are we chasing?” Clearly, our reasons for moving in retirement will vary. Some of us will choose to move closer to friends and family. Others will look for our next great adventure. Many of us will downsize and focus on simplicity. Read More

Searching for the Best Places to Retire: New Study Shows Where We Plan on Living
4 years ago

Searching for the Best Places to Retire: New Study Shows Where We Plan on Living

What are the best places to retire? Do you want to downsize in retirement? Or, are you looking for a larger home to make room for all of your passions? Do you plan on staying where you are now? Or, have you picked an exotic place in a far-off corner of the world to retire to? These are just a few of the many questions that baby boomers are facing as they decide where and how to live in retirement. Read More

Is Making Friends as an Adult Easier or Harder After 60?
4 years ago

Is Making Friends as an Adult Easier or Harder After 60?

Making friends as an adult is always difficult, but, it’s not until we reach our 50s and 60s that things really start to get interesting.

For most of our lives, our friendships follow our social context. As kids, our lives are filled with schoolmates, neighbors and teammates. As parents, we follow our kids to BBQs, sports events and school activities. When we are building our careers, our co-workers are a constant source of social contact – even if we wish that they weren’t.

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