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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.

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter
3 years ago

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter

The choices you make today will affect your Social Security payment amount later on. This is true, even if you are in your 60s and are rapidly approaching retirement age. It’s especially true for our daughters and granddaughters, who still have several years, or even decades, to go before retirement age. Read More

Are You Dealing with Being Unemployed as an Older Woman?
3 years ago

Are You Dealing with Being Unemployed as an Older Woman?

Being unemployed as an older woman is a stressful, frustrating experience. It’s also a situation that few of us imagined we would be in just a few years ago. Read More

Does the Idea of Probate Process Freak You Out? Sharing my First-Hand Interview
3 years ago

Does the Idea of Probate Process Freak You Out? Sharing my First-Hand Interview

At first reading, this post may seem less about quality aging and more about not aging at all (meaning dying), but it’s not a bummer. I promise. Since money and financial issues can cause us all so much stress, this is a stress-buster to offer some extra peace of mind. Read More

Important Social Security Deadline Looms – Are You Prepared?
3 years ago

Important Social Security Deadline Looms – Are You Prepared?

Did you know that several Social Security rules are about to change? If not, you’re not alone! There’s a great deal of confusion about who is affected and what will happen.

True, the upcoming deadline affects a small percentage of people. That said, many of us are concerned they we lose benefits if we don’t take action. Let’s clarify the situation. Read More

Why You Need to Be Ready to Take Over Your Family Finances
3 years ago

Why You Need to Be Ready to Take Over Your Family Finances

My husband didn’t expect to be diagnosed with esophageal cancer at age 34. I didn’t expect to become a widow at age 35. Read More

A Big Social Security Benefit Disappears This Year: Don’t Lose Thousands of Dollars for You and Your Spouse
3 years ago

A Big Social Security Benefit Disappears This Year: Don’t Lose Thousands of Dollars for You and Your Spouse

April 29, 2016 is a magic day for people who are 66 and their spouses. It’s the last day you can claim a retirement benefit that will give you big returns over a long lifetime. Read More

Surprise! Divorced Spouses Can Get Social Security Benefits
3 years ago

Surprise! Divorced Spouses Can Get Social Security Benefits

Many women believe that they are not entitled to Social Security if they are divorced. The truth is you can get Social Security on your ex-spouse’s record, under certain circumstances, even if you have been divorced for many years. Read More

What Skills Will You Use in the Second Half of Life?
3 years ago

What Skills Will You Use in the Second Half of Life?

Have you thought about what kind of skills you want to carry with you into the second half of your life?

Have you thought about the skills you wish to leave behind? Read More

The Painful Truth About Working While On Social Security
3 years ago

The Painful Truth About Working While On Social Security

Can you work and collect Social Security? The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is that you may not want to. Read More

What Are the Best Part-Time Jobs for Retirees?
3 years ago

What Are the Best Part-Time Jobs for Retirees?

As the careers that supported us for decades come to an end, many of us are starting to think about jobs for retirees. It’s not just the money that we care about, although this is certainly important! It’s also the sense of purpose that comes from contributing to society in a tangible way. Read More