When I arrived at the gym, the electricity had been off for three hours. The treadmills were idle, and only people-powered-machines were raising heart rates.
So, you’ve said your farewells, rented out your apartment, packed your bags and landed in your new home. A new life is about to open before you.
After years of working both in the home and in the workforce, many women over the age of 60 find themselves eager for retirement. But when is the right time to retire and how do you know if you can truly afford the life you have been looking forward to?
Like most older women, I live a pretty active life. Despite having left my corporate career behind, I am pursuing my passions, managing my own business, helping with my grandkids and exploring the world.
With all of this activity, I am always on the lookout for simple, inexpensive ways to relax. Sometimes, this involves getting on a bus and going to another city for a single perfect ice-cream cone. Other times, I just take a 15 minute break to play solitaire or solve this week’s crossword puzzle.
Remember the video of the woman who was busy looking down at her phone and walked right into a fountain?
I’m a collector of quotes. One of my favorite quotes was written by Brenda Laurel, a brilliant researcher and writer, among other accomplishments:
“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.”
I’ve often thought about this statement when I’m working on a piece of jewelry.
Whether you are starting over because your marriage ended, or because you are a widow or an empty nester, it is a time to refocus your life. And with that new focus, come new possibilities.
For nearly 40 years, I’ve been providing financial guidance and advisory services to individuals, couples, multi-generational families and small businesses.