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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.

Can Older Adults Overcome Their Programming and Embrace Entrepreneurship?
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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

Retirement Savings Looking a Little Light? Here’s How to Have the Last Laugh
3 weeks ago

Retirement Savings Looking a Little Light? Here’s How to Have the Last Laugh

Realizing that you haven’t saved enough for retirement is one of the worst experiences in the world. You worry about how you will support yourself in retirement. You start to fear getting sick in your old age. You may even start to suffer from feelings of guilt or regret as you look back at all of the bad financial decisions that you made in your life. Read More

Looking for a Job After 60? Career Expert Kerry Hannon Offers Some Useful Advice!
3 weeks ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Career Expert Kerry Hannon Offers Some Useful Advice!

Money is a hot-button topic.  Most people would rather admit to having an affair than that they have credit card debt! So, I set out to find an expert who could offer no-nonsense advice, just for women over 60. Kerry Hannon is just such an expert. Read More

Why Almost Everyone 50+ Should Start a Side Business… It’s Not for the Reason You Think!
3 weeks ago

Why Almost Everyone 50+ Should Start a Side Business… It’s Not for the Reason You Think!

Like many – dare I say MOST successful entrepreneurs – I started my side business way before I left my corporate career behind. Already in my early 60s, I could see that my days of working for a large company were numbered. At the same time, I wasn’t in a hurry to give up my steady paycheck. Read More

Why Focusing on One Business Idea at a Time Isn’t Always The Best Approach After 60
3 weeks ago

Why Focusing on One Business Idea at a Time Isn’t Always The Best Approach After 60

According to most experts, splitting your attention between two business ideas is a recipe for disaster. Focus, they insist, is the name of the game when it comes to starting a business. Read More

Starting a Side Business is Like Baking a Cake: Your Passions Are the Ingredients, But, You Still Need a Recipe
3 weeks ago

Starting a Side Business is Like Baking a Cake: Your Passions Are the Ingredients, But, You Still Need a Recipe

One of the great things about starting a side business in your 50s or older is that you already have a pretty good idea of your skills, experiences and passions. If you haven’t taken the time to document these aspects of your life, don’t worry! I’ll give you some brainstorming tips in a second. Read More

Keeping Money Secrets from Your Man – Good Idea or Good Grief!
4 weeks ago

Keeping Money Secrets from Your Man – Good Idea or Good Grief!

When I asked the women in our community to share their advice for younger women, a surprising number recommended that their younger sisters keep a separate bank account from their husbands. Read More

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: Legal Robbery or Legitimate Option?
1 month ago

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: Legal Robbery or Legitimate Option?

It’s not difficult to see why reverse mortgages for seniors have become so popular of late.

For starters, most of us are approaching retirement with less money in the bank than we hoped for. This is partially due to the Great Recession eating into our savings, although, if we are honest with ourselves, we probably share part of the blame for not putting more away when we could. Read More