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Retirement Planning

Retirement planning isn’t just about saving money. It’s also about making sure that you have the skills, passive income and passions to get the most from life after retirement.

Is Paying Your Mortgage Off Before Retirement a Good Idea?
1 day ago

Is Paying Your Mortgage Off Before Retirement a Good Idea?

By  •  Lifestyle

The day we close on a new house, we start looking forward to our final payment. Over the years our savings build up and retirement is in the not-so-distant future. It seems like the perfect time to pay off our mortgage and live debt-free, but is this a good idea? Join us in discussion with financial expert Pam Krueger who explains why this decision may or may not be to your advantage. Enjoy the show! Read More

Are You Dissing Your Dollars? Here’s How to Change Your Mindset About Money
1 week ago

Are You Dissing Your Dollars? Here’s How to Change Your Mindset About Money

Ladies, when you “dis” something you mentally degrade or put it down. This can hinder you from using your financial resources in retirement to fulfill your unique version of true wealth. Read More

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

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

By  •  Making Money

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

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

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement or Invest? An Expert Weighs In!
2 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

Life After Retirement: Is Health More Important than Wealth?
2 months ago

Life After Retirement: Is Health More Important than Wealth?

If you listen to the media, getting ready for life after retirement is all about how much money you can stash away. So, like squirrels, we run around, burying nuts all over the garden, hoping that they will last us through the winter. Then, when we reach retirement (or semi-retirement), we realize that money isn’t everything. Read More

Reinventing How Women Over 60 Live in Retirement
2 months ago

Reinventing How Women Over 60 Live in Retirement

We urgently need to reinvent how women live in retirement. Here’s how we might do it.

There’s a lifestyle shift in progress as single women are searching for new ways to live in community as they navigate their 60s and beyond. Read More

Older Women Living Independently in a Community? Senior Co-Housing Options You Need to Know
2 months ago

Older Women Living Independently in a Community? Senior Co-Housing Options You Need to Know

One of the topics that endlessly fascinates me is how solo women of “a certain age’” are going to live healthy and happy lives in retirement.

Many single women prefer solitude and want to live alone. Others crave living with a crowd of like-minded people of all ages. They want dogs, cats, kids… the whole human experience! Read More

5 Ways to Prepare for the Terrifying and Exciting Transition to Retirement
2 months ago

5 Ways to Prepare for the Terrifying and Exciting Transition to Retirement

There’s no advance warning system to predict one’s response to retirement.

You can chat yourself up before the actual day arrives. You can bathe in some fuzzy ‘before-glow’ about the leisurely life you’re about to experience. However, nothing can prepare you for the moment your world shifts from deadlines and demands to dead time and sweat pants. Read More