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

Latest Posts By Lori Martinek

2 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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5 months ago

Learning to Live Alone… with Other People

Learning to live solo can be very empowering – and expensive. As solo women, we often prefer to live alone, but we want to do so in an environment which also provides social connections, activities and the sense of community we crave…

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11 months 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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1 year 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 knew that the quality of my life, both now…

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2 years ago

How to Fall in Love with Getting Older

I love getting older! How many women do you know who feel that way? Sure, my body is changing, and my eyesight may not be as good as it used to be, but I consider that a gauntlet thrown by Mother Nature…

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2 years ago

Growing Older Alone? Why Time On Your Own Is Time Well Spent

There’s no question that having a support system and a sense of community is important as we get older. Face-to-face friendships matter. Study after study report that friendships are vital to longevity, and to our physical and mental health…

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2 years 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 years 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 years 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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2 years 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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