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Retirement planning isn’t just about money. At the same time, money helps! Let’s explore the world of encore careers, jobs for seniors and small business success.

When it Comes to Making Money in Retirement, is $500 Better than $100,000?
2 weeks ago

When it Comes to Making Money in Retirement, is $500 Better than $100,000?

Do you know what older adults fear most? Is it death? Nope. Getting a serious illness? Not even close. According to a survey by the financial company Allianz, baby boomers fear running out of money in retirement more than anything else.

Specifically, they found that 43% of boomers feared outliving their savings. That’s more than the percentage of people who feared cognitive decline and loneliness combined! Read More

3 Benefits to Starting a Business After 50 that Have Nothing to do with Money
2 weeks ago

3 Benefits to Starting a Business After 50 that Have Nothing to do with Money

As we approach retirement, it’s natural to think about how we are going to support ourselves in the decades ahead. Starting a business is an option, but, most of us don’t know where to start. In addition, we are constantly exposed to images of 20-something entrepreneurs succeeding. If the media is to be believed, older entrepreneurs don’t stand a chance. Or do they? Read More

Live Bolder as You Grow Older by Replenishing Your Energy Checking Account
2 weeks ago

Live Bolder as You Grow Older by Replenishing Your Energy Checking Account

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Aging? Anti-aging? What’s your vocabulary, and what does it say about growing older?

To me, the word aging suggests we’re going in the wrong direction, and anti-aging suggests we’re fighting against it tooth and nail. Neither feels quite right to me.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score So You Can Retire in Style
2 weeks ago

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score So You Can Retire in Style

If you’re like most people, you spent your 50s working hard and dreaming about all the wonderful things you’d have time for once you retired. Maybe you planned to go on a Caribbean cruise, learn to play the cello, or buy a beach house with a view and spend your days with your nose in a book. Read More

4 Ways to Get Naked with Your Money – Wrinkles, Bulges, and All!
3 weeks ago

4 Ways to Get Naked with Your Money – Wrinkles, Bulges, and All!

Financial intimacy changes as we age, and I want to do it with dignity and grace! In our early years, Mark and I became financially intimate through sharing our financial history. Read More

9 Tricks to Help You Manage Your Finances for the First Time After 60
3 weeks ago

9 Tricks to Help You Manage Your Finances for the First Time After 60

The days of one spouse taking charge of the family finances are long gone, right? I wish that was the case. Over the years, I’ve edited a number of books aimed at helping women master the basics of personal finance and investing. Read More

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement or Invest? An Expert Weighs In!
3 weeks ago

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement or Invest? An Expert Weighs In!

A mortgage can really weigh us down – or can it? As we come close to retirement, what is the best approach to take where our house is concerned? Join us in discussion with financial expert Pam Krueger who has some important tips to share. Enjoy the show! Read More

Life After Retirement: Is Health More Important than Wealth?
3 weeks ago

Life After Retirement: Is Health More Important than Wealth?

If you listen to the media, getting ready for life after retirement is all about how much money you can stash away. So, like squirrels, we run around, burying nuts all over the garden, hoping that they will last us through the winter. Then, when we reach retirement (or semi-retirement), we realize that money isn’t everything. Read More

Want to Add to Your Retirement Income by Renting a Property? Read These 5 Tips First!
4 weeks ago

Want to Add to Your Retirement Income by Renting a Property? Read These 5 Tips First!

No one wants to work forever. But leaving a job that provides a steady paycheck can be scary. However, if you have money arriving every month from multiple sources, retirement can seem a little less nerve-wracking. Read More