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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.

This One Cost Could Send Half of Your Social Security Check Up in Smoke!
1 year ago

This One Cost Could Send Half of Your Social Security Check Up in Smoke!

As many women in our community know, living on Social Security alone is no picnic. You have to keep a roof over your head, food on the table and clothes on your back. But, as necessary as they are, these aren’t the costs that most of us should fear as we get a little older. Read More

8 Ways That the New US Tax Law Might Affect Your Retirement
1 year ago

8 Ways That the New US Tax Law Might Affect Your Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was approved and is now the new law of the land.

While the majority of the media has covered the proposals for the changes as being a boon for the wealthy, they have missed discussing how the new tax laws affect most retirees. Read More

Transitioning into Retirement? Do These 5 Things First!
1 year ago

Transitioning into Retirement? Do These 5 Things First!

By  •  Lifestyle

Transitioning to retirement isn’t a simple process. Let’s talk about a few of the things that you can do to make this time of your life easier. Read More

Trying to Save Money for Retirement? Understand the Tricks Advertisers Use
2 years ago

Trying to Save Money for Retirement? Understand the Tricks Advertisers Use

Boomers are bombarded daily with advertising messages that attempt to influence us. Recognizing some of their tactics can make us less susceptible. Read More

5 Ways to be Sure You’re Saving Enough for Retirement as a Woman
2 years ago

5 Ways to be Sure You’re Saving Enough for Retirement as a Woman

By  •  Lifestyle

Although both men and women have access to the same retirement savings accounts, recent research has found that women are far less financially prepared to retire in comparison to their male counterparts. This isn’t only due to obvious reasons, such as the gender pay gap. Everyday reasons matter as well when it comes to saving enough for retirement. Read More

What is a Retirement Coach and Why Might You Need One?
2 years ago

What is a Retirement Coach and Why Might You Need One?

In our parents’ days, people simply left the job they had held most of their lives and moved onto permanent vacation when they retired. But then, most of them never lived the additional 25 to 30 years anticipated for many of us boomers. Read More

Feeling Adventurous and Frugal? Consider Retiring Abroad
2 years ago

Feeling Adventurous and Frugal? Consider Retiring Abroad

By  •  Lifestyle

Many people say, “I’ll travel when I’m retired, then I’ll have the time and money to truly seek adventure.” The harsh reality though, is that a little over 3 million Americans are concerned that they will not have enough saved income to afford to retire in the United States, much less travel. Read More

What Bali Taught Me About the Importance of Advanced Directives
2 years ago

What Bali Taught Me About the Importance of Advanced Directives

By  •  Lifestyle

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. Read More

Retiring in Bali: You’re Not a Tourist Any More, So Put Down Roots in Your New Tropical Home
2 years ago

Retiring in Bali: You’re Not a Tourist Any More, So Put Down Roots in Your New Tropical Home

By  •  Lifestyle

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. Read More

7 Retirement Tips Just for Women Like Us

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When it comes to retirement planning, women our age face some unique challenges. First, statistically speaking, we will likely live longer than our male counterparts. Second, while not universally true, we may not have had the opportunity to earn as much as we deserved during our careers. The good news is that there are plenty of things that we can do to plan for the years ahead… even if we have already reached retirement age. Today, I’d like to share 7 retirement tips just for women like us. Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More