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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.

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

2 Tips to Consider if You Want to Increase Traffic to Your Post-Retirement Online Business
2 months ago

2 Tips to Consider if You Want to Increase Traffic to Your Post-Retirement Online Business

In a previous post, I wrote about how to find your website’s Alexa score to see if you’re getting good traffic. My advice was, don’t panic if your score isn’t so impressive. Rather, use it as a baseline to measure progress. Read More

7 Qualities of a Good Entrepreneur That Will Help You Start a Business in Retirement
2 months ago

7 Qualities of a Good Entrepreneur That Will Help You Start a Business in Retirement

In a previous blog, I offered some points to consider when you decide to become an entrepreneur in retirement. This time I would like to look at the qualities that make a successful entrepreneur. Read More

Working and Collecting Social Security: 3 Important Things You Need to Know
3 months ago

Working and Collecting Social Security: 3 Important Things You Need to Know

As people age, happiness is often based on connections with family and friends. Some of us may not have those ready-made ties and perhaps need to look elsewhere to stay active and engaged. Having a job may be the answer. But I often hear seniors say, “I can’t work. I’ll lose my Social Security.”
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My First New Year in Retirement: 5 Ways to Deal with Financial Anxiety
3 months ago

My First New Year in Retirement: 5 Ways to Deal with Financial Anxiety

For most of my adult working life as a self-employed person, the end of the year meant pushing hard to try and beat the prior year revenue. This was always a challenge and often met with high anxiety as we entered the ‘holiday season’ from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. Read More