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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.

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

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement or Invest? An Expert Weighs In!
5 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?
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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

Is it Best to Wait as Long as Possible for Social Security? Not Necessarily!
5 months ago

Is it Best to Wait as Long as Possible for Social Security? Not Necessarily!

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Are you searching for that magic moment that will give you the most from Social Security? How do you find it? Where will you look? Read More

My First New Year in Retirement: 5 Ways to Deal with Financial Anxiety
6 months ago

My First New Year in Retirement: 5 Ways to Deal with Financial Anxiety

For most of my adult working life as a self-employed person, the end of the year meant pushing hard to try and beat the prior year revenue. This was always a challenge and often met with high anxiety as we entered the ‘holiday season’ from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. Read More

5 Financial Ideas to Help Aging Women End 2018 with Dignity and Gratitude
6 months ago

5 Financial Ideas to Help Aging Women End 2018 with Dignity and Gratitude

Regardless of how we feel about it, the year 2018 is rolling to a close. Perhaps we failed to achieve the goals we had set for ourselves in those past 12 months. Or, maybe we managed to fulfill our expectations. Read More

Revealing Retirement Plans to Management: Should You Be Paranoid?
6 months ago

Revealing Retirement Plans to Management: Should You Be Paranoid?

Should you reveal your retirement plans to management? Perhaps. However, before you do so, there are pros, cons, and sometimes serious ramifications to be considered. Read More