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Managing Money in Retirement

No matter how much you have saved, managing money in retirement is critically important. Let’s talk about how to make your Social Security and pension money last longer.

Mobilize Your Money: Manage Your Post Retirement Funds Wherever You Go
3 weeks ago

Mobilize Your Money: Manage Your Post Retirement Funds Wherever You Go

Online and mobile banking allows us to manage our money without having to step foot in a bank. The banking industry has evolved significantly over the past decade. With the prevalence of smartphones, online banking is becoming the primary way people are managing their finances. Read More

9 Rights You Have When Seeking Financial Advice in Retirement
1 month ago

9 Rights You Have When Seeking Financial Advice in Retirement

April is Social Security Awareness month as well as Financial Literacy Month.

The need for financial literacy does not end when you cross over the “retirement” line. In fact, it becomes imperative that you look at income planning as the foundation of building the life you want past that point. Read More

How Do You Spend Your Time and Money in Retirement?
2 months ago

How Do You Spend Your Time and Money in Retirement?

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Whether you’re retired or have chosen to work well after 60, there is plenty you can do with your free time and extra buck. Read More

Travel After 60: Cancelling Our Trip Felt Good – Can You Believe It?
3 months ago

Travel After 60: Cancelling Our Trip Felt Good – Can You Believe It?

This past summer, my husband and I kept running into people who had been to Europe on bike trips. Every conversation fed our intrigue and we started looking into a self-guided bike trip through Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. 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

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

Want to Add to Your Retirement Income by Renting a Property? Read These 5 Tips First!
4 months ago

Want to Add to Your Retirement Income by Renting a Property? Read These 5 Tips First!

No one wants to work forever. But leaving a job that provides a steady paycheck can be scary. However, if you have money arriving every month from multiple sources, retirement can seem a little less nerve-wracking. Read More

Working and Collecting Social Security: 3 Important Things You Need to Know
4 months ago

Working and Collecting Social Security: 3 Important Things You Need to Know

As people age, happiness is often based on connections with family and friends. Some of us may not have those ready-made ties and perhaps need to look elsewhere to stay active and engaged. Having a job may be the answer. But I often hear seniors say, “I can’t work. I’ll lose my Social Security.”
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How to Negotiate with Your Creditors in the Years Before Retirement: 8 Steps to Freedom
6 months ago

How to Negotiate with Your Creditors in the Years Before Retirement: 8 Steps to Freedom

My trembling left hand held a cup of green tea as my right dipped into a box of Kleenex. I had long ago stopped wearing eye makeup (too expensive!) but if I had been wearing mascara, it would have been all over my cheeks by now. Read More