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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.

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

Investing in Retirement in a Socially Responsible Way: Do Well While Doing Good
1 month ago

Investing in Retirement in a Socially Responsible Way: Do Well While Doing Good

Many people have a specific cause that pulls the strings of their heart. But can you make money while investing in such a cause? Join us in conversation with financial expert Pam Krueger who has the answers those questions. Enjoy the show! Read More

4 Tips for Having Financial Conversations with Your Aging Parents (#3 is So Important!)
1 month ago

4 Tips for Having Financial Conversations with Your Aging Parents (#3 is So Important!)

We recently celebrated my dad’s 85th birthday, and my mom will turn 80 in January. They live in their own home and are managing their day-to-day activities and financial affairs with admirable fervor and zest. Read More

Retirement Savings Looking a Little Light? Here’s How to Have the Last Laugh
1 month ago

Retirement Savings Looking a Little Light? Here’s How to Have the Last Laugh

Realizing that you haven’t saved enough for retirement is one of the worst experiences in the world. You worry about how you will support yourself in retirement. You start to fear getting sick in your old age. You may even start to suffer from feelings of guilt or regret as you look back at all of the bad financial decisions that you made in your life. Read More

Keeping Money Secrets from Your Man – Good Idea or Good Grief!
2 months ago

Keeping Money Secrets from Your Man – Good Idea or Good Grief!

When I asked the women in our community to share their advice for younger women, a surprising number recommended that their younger sisters keep a separate bank account from their husbands. Read More

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: Legal Robbery or Legitimate Option?
2 months ago

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: Legal Robbery or Legitimate Option?

It’s not difficult to see why reverse mortgages for seniors have become so popular of late.

For starters, most of us are approaching retirement with less money in the bank than we hoped for. This is partially due to the Great Recession eating into our savings, although, if we are honest with ourselves, we probably share part of the blame for not putting more away when we could. Read More

Recently Retired? What Advice Would You Offer Your Younger Sisters on Saving for Retirement?
3 months ago

Recently Retired? What Advice Would You Offer Your Younger Sisters on Saving for Retirement?

More than almost any other phase in our lives, our 60s are a time of transitions. At Sixty and Me, we like to focus on the emotional aspects of life after 60 – reinvention, making friends as an adult and overcoming your fears. Read More

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self About Saving for Retirement?
3 months ago

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self About Saving for Retirement?

I’ve been thinking about retirement a lot lately. Like many women in our community, I don’t see myself slowing down any time soon. This year, I turn 70, so, I reached retirement age quite a while ago. But, as a freelance consultant and the founder of Sixty and Me, it feels like I am working harder than ever. Read More

3 Ways to Navigate the Rough Waters of Financial Security with Courage and Resilience
5 months ago

3 Ways to Navigate the Rough Waters of Financial Security with Courage and Resilience

It is 97 degrees out today, and a girlfriend and I are getting on the river. I am blessed to live in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, with outdoor amenities at my fingertips. Read More

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding Which Medicare Plan Is Best for You
11 months ago

7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding Which Medicare Plan Is Best for You

It is very important to understand exactly what Medicare benefits are, so you can be prepared to pay the deductible and any co-payments, plus the uncovered services. Read More