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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.

What Upsets You Most About Marketing for Seniors?
3 years ago

What Upsets You Most About Marketing for Seniors?

Ok, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Marketing for seniors is tough. For starters, the term “seniors” covers a huge age range. You could argue that 20 years ago most people over 60 had similar lives. No more! Read More

Are Baby Boomers Suffering from Financial Shame?
3 years ago

Are Baby Boomers Suffering from Financial Shame?

Do you suffer from financial shame?

I ask this question because financial shame is far more common than most of us would like to admit. Everyone talks about how financially successful baby boomers are, but, this is just part of the story. Like every generation, we are struggling after the Great Recession. Read More

Social Security Benefits for Widows and Divorcees
3 years ago

Social Security Benefits for Widows and Divorcees

Your husband may be out of the picture, but his Social Security could still be a part of your life. Whether you’re widowed or divorced, U.S. law may allow you to collect benefits based upon your former spouse’s work history. Read More

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