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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.

Boomers Are the Only Ones Who Can Save Social Security… But, We’ll Probably Let it Burn!
1 month ago

Boomers Are the Only Ones Who Can Save Social Security… But, We’ll Probably Let it Burn!

To say that our generation was misled about Social Security would be a gross understatement. Even the name “Social Security Trust Fund” is misleading. A trust fund is “a fund consisting of assets belonging to a trust, held by the trustees for the beneficiaries.” But, the truth is that most of the money that you put into Social Security is long gone. It was never held in trust. The government spent it.   Read More

3 Ways to Start a Successful Business in the Transition to “Retirement”
1 month ago

3 Ways to Start a Successful Business in the Transition to “Retirement”

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you feel like you have so much more to do and say with your life? Read More

5 Good Reasons to Work at Home in Retirement: Yes, You Can Be Productive in Your Pajamas!
2 months ago

5 Good Reasons to Work at Home in Retirement: Yes, You Can Be Productive in Your Pajamas!

Some positions require you to work at an office, hold meetings or have face-to-face interactions with clients and colleagues – and these may not be as effective when done virtually. Read More

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director
2 months ago

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director

“What’s it like to work as a funeral director?” This is a question I’ve been asked time and again. My response: It’s not easy, given the complex emotions involved. It takes enormous commitment and dedication, along with a compassionate nature and respect for tradition and ceremony. Read More

Harnessing the Benefits of the Web to Launch Your Business After 60
2 months ago

Harnessing the Benefits of the Web to Launch Your Business After 60

Last month I wrote about the slippery slide to being overwhelmed when dealing with the world wide web. This time I would like to talk about the benefits as I see them, of using the web to promote your business. Read More

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques
2 months ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques

If you are going to be interviewing for a job or a position that you really want, here are 10 things you can do to walk in prepared to win. Read More

3 Ways to Navigate the Rough Waters of Financial Security with Courage and Resilience
3 months ago

3 Ways to Navigate the Rough Waters of Financial Security with Courage and Resilience

It is 97 degrees out today, and a girlfriend and I are getting on the river. I am blessed to live in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, with outdoor amenities at my fingertips. Read More

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”
3 months ago

Does Looking for Work After 60 Make You Ask, “What’s Wrong with Me?”

Of course, the answer is, “Nothing.” There is nothing wrong with me just as there is nothing wrong with you – in case you were wondering. However, I am in the age group considered to be old and undesirable for employment. Read More

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?
3 months ago

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?

There was a time when I felt sure that I would continue working until age 70 or beyond. In fact, I often joked that one day I would simply resign from my job at the nursing home where I worked as an RN and move myself into the assisted living facility next door. Read More

Want to Make Extra Money in Retirement? Why Not Rent Your Room, Apartment, Cabin or House with Airbnb?
3 months ago

Want to Make Extra Money in Retirement? Why Not Rent Your Room, Apartment, Cabin or House with Airbnb?

Do you yearn for more spending money? Have you always wanted to visit Barcelona? Or perhaps you enjoy meeting new people. Whatever the reason, you might consider opening your home to strangers through a vacation rental like Airbnb, VRBO, or a host of other online rental agencies. Read More

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