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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.

How to Negotiate with Your Creditors in the Years Before Retirement: 8 Steps to Freedom
4 days ago

How to Negotiate with Your Creditors in the Years Before Retirement: 8 Steps to Freedom

My trembling left hand held a cup of green tea as my right dipped into a box of Kleenex. I had long ago stopped wearing eye makeup (too expensive!) but if I had been wearing mascara, it would have been all over my cheeks by now. Read More

Investing in Retirement in a Socially Responsible Way: Do Well While Doing Good
4 days ago

Investing in Retirement in a Socially Responsible Way: Do Well While Doing Good

Many people have a specific cause that pulls the strings of their heart. But can you make money while investing in such a cause? Join us in conversation with financial expert Pam Krueger who has the answers those questions. Enjoy the show! Read More

Digital Nomadism in Retirement: 4 Useful Tips You Definitely Should Consider
5 days ago

Digital Nomadism in Retirement: 4 Useful Tips You Definitely Should Consider

The changing face of work as we enter the 4th industrial revolution has created an opening for digital nomads. Read More

4 Tips for Having Financial Conversations with Your Aging Parents (#3 is So Important!)
6 days ago

4 Tips for Having Financial Conversations with Your Aging Parents (#3 is So Important!)

We recently celebrated my dad’s 85th birthday, and my mom will turn 80 in January. They live in their own home and are managing their day-to-day activities and financial affairs with admirable fervor and zest. Read More

Want to Profit from Your Passions in Semi-Retirement? Nancy Collamer Explains How
6 days ago

Want to Profit from Your Passions in Semi-Retirement? Nancy Collamer Explains How

Are you wondering what to in retirement? Or, are you happy working, but, want to graduate to “semi-retirement?” After spending years in a job that you may not have completely loved, your first instinct may be to do something completely different. Read More

“Older Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Help to Succeed” – Another Angry Conversation with My Friend
1 week ago

“Older Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Help to Succeed” – Another Angry Conversation with My Friend

A few weeks ago, I told you about a conversation that I had with a good friend of mine about the ability of older entrepreneurs to succeed. In our first argument, she claimed that older adults simply don’t want to start businesses… and, even if they did, they wouldn’t have the creativity, drive and passion to kill it in the marketplace. Read More

My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love
1 week ago

My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love

I’ve got a confession to make: For the first time in my life, I’m enjoying work.

I realize that’s not exactly a shocking admission for those out there who find their work to be fulfilling.

But I’m well into middle age and have been working for the better part of three decades. And it’s only in the past few months that I wake up and truly look forward to the day ahead. Read More

Can Older Adults Overcome Their Programming and Embrace Entrepreneurship?
1 week ago

Can Older Adults Overcome Their Programming and Embrace Entrepreneurship?

What did your parents tell you about the path to success in America? If you are like most of the 50 and 60-year-olds that I have spoken with, the answer is probably “Not much. I had to figure it out by myself” or “They told me to work hard, finish school, get a job with a good company and stick with it as long as possible.” Read More

Why “Focus on Increasing Income Not Cutting Costs” is Horrible Financial Advice
1 week ago

Why “Focus on Increasing Income Not Cutting Costs” is Horrible Financial Advice

People hate cutting costs. Beyond the practical considerations of having to give up all the shiny new stuff that marketers tell us we need, there are psychological reasons that we hate cost cutting. Read More

3 Ways to Organize Your Financial Records as a Responsible Mature Woman and Have Fun Too!
2 weeks ago

3 Ways to Organize Your Financial Records as a Responsible Mature Woman and Have Fun Too!

The last quarter of the year can become quite stressful, especially for those of us over 60. In some parts of the world, October is filled with more outdoor events with family and friends because the weather turns cooler while the sun is still generous. Read More