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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.

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

Is it Worth Having Life Insurance Over 60?
3 years ago

Is it Worth Having Life Insurance Over 60?

For most of our lives, many of us have considered life insurance to be a necessity. Read More

These Are the Worst Retirement Wishes You Can Imagine – Avoid them at All Costs!
3 years ago

These Are the Worst Retirement Wishes You Can Imagine – Avoid them at All Costs!

When it comes to retirement wishes, there are plenty of positive things that you can say. You can talk about the amazing contribution that your friend or coworker has made. You can focus on their passions. You can simply wish them all the best for their next great adventure. At the same time, there are certain retirement wishes that do more harm than good. Read More

What Are the Best Places to Retire for Single Women Over 60?
3 years ago

What Are the Best Places to Retire for Single Women Over 60?

If, like me, you are a single woman in your 60s, you may be thinking about the best places to retire.

Perhaps you are looking for a country with a lower cost of living so that you can make your retirement income stretch farther. Or, maybe you want to find a place that provides opportunities to pursue the passions that you left on the back-burner during other stages of your life. Read More

Finding the Best Places to Retire, Based on Your Lifestyle
3 years ago

Finding the Best Places to Retire, Based on Your Lifestyle

Every year, magazines like Forbes, publish lists of the “best places to retire.” These publications typically look at important factors like the cost of living, safety and climate of each location. But, when you think about it, the question “what is the best place to retire?” isn’t really fair. Why? Read More