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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.

5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Financial Future After 60
3 months ago

5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Financial Future After 60

Women are more likely than men to underrate themselves when it comes to investing. Yet women are usually in charge of household budgets, are more willing to save for the long-term and are better bargain hunters. Read More

Thinking of Downsizing? Here Are Some Tips to Sell Your Home Fast!
3 months ago

Thinking of Downsizing? Here Are Some Tips to Sell Your Home Fast!

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The well-dressed home sells fast and for top dollar.

The emergence of staging and makeover services around the country is dictating a need that has been crying out to be met. Read More

When it Comes to Making Money in Retirement, is $500 Better than $100,000?
3 months ago

When it Comes to Making Money in Retirement, is $500 Better than $100,000?

Do you know what older adults fear most? Is it death? Nope. Getting a serious illness? Not even close. According to a survey by the financial company Allianz, baby boomers fear running out of money in retirement more than anything else.

Specifically, they found that 43% of boomers feared outliving their savings. That’s more than the percentage of people who feared cognitive decline and loneliness combined! Read More

3 Benefits to Starting a Business After 50 that Have Nothing to do with Money
4 months ago

3 Benefits to Starting a Business After 50 that Have Nothing to do with Money

As we approach retirement, it’s natural to think about how we are going to support ourselves in the decades ahead. Starting a business is an option, but, most of us don’t know where to start. In addition, we are constantly exposed to images of 20-something entrepreneurs succeeding. If the media is to be believed, older entrepreneurs don’t stand a chance. Or do they? Read More

Live Bolder as You Grow Older by Replenishing Your Energy Checking Account
4 months ago

Live Bolder as You Grow Older by Replenishing Your Energy Checking Account

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Aging? Anti-aging? What’s your vocabulary, and what does it say about growing older?

To me, the word aging suggests we’re going in the wrong direction, and anti-aging suggests we’re fighting against it tooth and nail. Neither feels quite right to me.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score So You Can Retire in Style
4 months ago

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score So You Can Retire in Style

If you’re like most people, you spent your 50s working hard and dreaming about all the wonderful things you’d have time for once you retired. Maybe you planned to go on a Caribbean cruise, learn to play the cello, or buy a beach house with a view and spend your days with your nose in a book. Read More

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