Lori Martinek is a successful entrepreneur, author and mentor to new and aspiring business owners. She is the owner of Encore Business Advisors http://www.encorebusinessadvisors.com, and the founder of @MindingHerBiz, a pro bono project which helps women embrace business ownership. Her latest book, Retiring Solo (2016) is available on Amazon.

Latest Posts By Lori Martinek

1 month ago

Why Friendship Matters More Than Ever: The Case for Face to Face Friendship After 60

A circle of friends can provide support and encouragement, a sounding board and a sense of security which emboldens us to try new experiences. All of this is especially important if we are in our 60s and solo. Yet good friends can be hard…

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2 months ago

The Importance of Setting Goals When You’re Flying Solo After 60

Many of us find ourselves living alone as we get older, whether through death, divorce or a lifelong commitment to singleness. Many of us embrace this independence, while others are not as comfortable with it…

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2 months ago

3 Ways to Find Balance in Retirement, One Step at a Time

Retirement isn’t about endings. It’s about moving forward and embracing new possibilities. Think of your post-working years in terms of rebalancing, reimagining and even reinventing rather than just retiring. Retirement is an opportunity…

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4 months ago

Living with Roommates in Retirement – The Golden Girls Were Right!

Many of us share common fears as we enter retirement. We fear financial challenges, failing health and feelings of disconnectedness as we grow older. The good news is that there is one strategy which can help us effectively face all three – living with roommates…

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5 months ago

In Your 60s and Solo? Embrace It! Being Single Over 60 Is Trendy!

Are you in your 60s and single? Whether you find yourself solo by choice or by chance, embrace your independence! You’re certainly not alone. There were just over 40 million adults ages 65 and older in 2014, representing 13 percent…

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6 months ago

Living on Solo Security: 4 Keys to Living Alone Without the Worries

Living by yourself? Join the crowd. The number of adults ages 45 to 64 who live alone has grown by more than 20 percent over the past decade alone. In 2020, the numbers worldwide reach 330 million people. Solo dwellers report…

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7 months ago

Why Unretirement Can Be What You’re Looking for After 60

Sometimes retirement doesn’t turn out the way we imagined. We may not be ready emotionally or financially, or have enough activities to fill up a once busy calendar. We may miss the day-to-day social interactions of the workplace or find it hard to make…

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11 months ago

Do You Worry About Growing Older Alone? Here’s What to Do About it!

Women are worriers by nature. We worry about our families, our friends and our future. Those of us who live alone have learned to be independent – but that doesn’t stop us from worrying about the years ahead. As a single small business owner who lives alone…

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1 year ago

Retirement: Are You Ready for A Solo Act?

Most women in their 60s are headed for a solo future. Are you prepared for yours? Millions of people are finding themselves on their own as they head toward retirement. Some are solo by circumstance, others by choice. These partner-less pioneers…

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2 years ago

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!

I recently gave myself permission to retire solo.

I had been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future would look like for me as a single woman and a solo entrepreneur. (I am solo both personally and professionally.) Read More