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Our grandchildren and other family members are so important. Whether you are in a happy marriage or going through a divorce after 60, we can help! Let’s talk about how to get the most from your family relationships after 60.

The Art of Giving a Eulogy – Share the Best Stories and Get Personal About It
2 weeks ago

The Art of Giving a Eulogy – Share the Best Stories and Get Personal About It

Over my long career as a funeral director I’ve heard more than my fair share of eulogies. In a sense, eulogies are like taking a scenic drive through a life…
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Dear Grandkids, Don’t Make the Same Money Mistakes that I Did!
3 weeks ago

Dear Grandkids, Don’t Make the Same Money Mistakes that I Did!

Dear Max, Marvel and Jack… Trust me, your relationship with money will really matter one day… and since I won’t be around forever, I wanted to share some of what I have learned about money over the years…
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How World Crises Can Wreck Our Normal Routines for Visiting Family
4 weeks ago

How World Crises Can Wreck Our Normal Routines for Visiting Family

Yesterday my mother called me. I live in Oklahoma, and she lives in Florida. Our regular routine is this: I fly to Florida in October to celebrate her birthday. She flies to Oklahoma in May to celebrate mine…
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What I’ve Learned from My 95-Year-Old Mom About Relationships
1 month ago

What I’ve Learned from My 95-Year-Old Mom About Relationships

The best fight my parents ever had was the day my father tried to outrun my mom in their own house. Before I get into the story, there’s something I should share about Annie…
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5 Powerful Money Lessons to Teach Your Grandchildren
2 months ago

5 Powerful Money Lessons to Teach Your Grandchildren

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While your role as a grandmother should revolve around giving treats and having fun with the little ones, you can drop in a few important money lessons throughout the years. The grandkids crave your attention…
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The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Divorce After 60
2 months ago

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Divorce After 60

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For months, even years, I knew that my marriage was crumbling. Yet, I lied to myself, telling myself a million things that would somehow justify the reasons why I should stay in the marriage. The main one dealt with time. If you are doing the same, embrace these five lessons, so that you can move on and be happy…
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Lacking Confidence After 60? Scrap the Apologetic Behavior
2 months ago

Lacking Confidence After 60? Scrap the Apologetic Behavior

By  •  Family

Ever been in a situation like this before? You don’t pick up the phone in time and when you call the person back, the first words out of your mouth are “I’m sorry.” You bring store-bought cupcakes to your friend’s party and you utter, “I’m sorry…”
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Choosing Your Divorce Battles After 50
2 months ago

Choosing Your Divorce Battles After 50

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When fighting through a divorce after 50, it’s normal to feel like you are getting dragged through the mud for months – even years – wondering if frustration and stress will ever end. Even after the divorce papers have been signed, hurt feelings may remain. Read More

The Divorced 50+ Doormat: 3 Ugly Truths That Probably Apply to You
2 months ago

The Divorced 50+ Doormat: 3 Ugly Truths That Probably Apply to You

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It happens all the damn time and you’re probably not even aware of it. Or you are aware of it, but you’ve just accepted it as a way of life. Read More

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know
2 months ago

Planning a Funeral: 8 Things Funeral Directors Want You to Know

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Let’s face it – funerals are the parties no one wants to plan. And most people only interact with funeral directors at funerals when they are appropriately solicitous, supportive and somber. Read More