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Retirement planning isn’t just about money. At the same time, money helps! Let’s explore the world of encore careers, jobs for seniors and small business success.

Having a Passion is Great but Skills Make You Money
22 hours ago

Having a Passion is Great but Skills Make You Money

Do you have a passion in life? Something that keeps you ticking? Maybe you have more than one. According to Dr. Alison Block, “a passion is something you want to dig into more deeply…
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Is the 4% Rule Still Valid for Recent Retirees?
2 days ago

Is the 4% Rule Still Valid for Recent Retirees?

Many of us look forward to spending our retirement years doing all the things we’ve always wanted to do. But how do we know if we’ve saved enough money to make our dream retirement a reality?
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5 Simple Tips for Finding Financial Freedom after 60 from a Former Stockbroker
3 days ago

5 Simple Tips for Finding Financial Freedom after 60 from a Former Stockbroker

I wasn’t old enough to rent a car, but in my early 20s a major brokerage firm recruited me to become a stockbroker. I was excited until I figured out that I’d just committed to a career of telemarketing.
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Your 3 Top Reverse Mortgage Questions Answered
4 days ago

Your 3 Top Reverse Mortgage Questions Answered

Financial independence is among the main concerns of retirees. Many of us worry about outliving our savings and seek options to maintain a steady income stream…
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Using Credit in Retirement… the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
5 days ago

Using Credit in Retirement… the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In retirement, you’re likely to miss certain aspects of your working life that you’re no longer able to do as much. One of them is using credit. You might be wondering…
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Will Your Money Last Until Age 100? You’d Better Hope So!
6 days ago

Will Your Money Last Until Age 100? You’d Better Hope So!

Most people don’t believe they’ll live to be a hundred, and it shows in the way they build their financial plans, if they have one at all. The projected age that people start thinking about retirement is 60 or 65…
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Work Smart or Work Hard? What Defines Your Business Plan This New Year?
6 days ago

Work Smart or Work Hard? What Defines Your Business Plan This New Year?

I woke up on January 2nd this year in a complete state of panic. I’d slept poorly – having a version of my standard “getting lost” dream. (This time, I was on a bus you couldn’t disembark…)
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Want to Add to Your Retirement Income by Renting a Property? Read These 5 Tips First!
1 week ago

Want to Add to Your Retirement Income by Renting a Property? Read These 5 Tips First!

No one wants to work forever. But leaving a job that provides a steady paycheck can be scary. However, if you have money arriving every month from multiple sources, retirement can seem a little less nerve-wracking. Read More

9 Tricks to Help You Manage Your Finances for the First Time After 60
2 weeks ago

9 Tricks to Help You Manage Your Finances for the First Time After 60

The days of one spouse taking charge of the family finances are long gone, right? I wish that was the case. Over the years, I’ve edited a number of books aimed at helping women master the basics of personal finance and investing. Read More

Death of the Stretch and 4 Ways to Optimize Your Options
2 weeks ago

Death of the Stretch and 4 Ways to Optimize Your Options

Do you or your spouse have an IRA or employer sponsored plan? The recent changes made under the SECURE Act will have an impact on you…
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