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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.

3 Financial Lessons Learned from a Faulty Fridge and How to Apply Them After 60
3 days ago

3 Financial Lessons Learned from a Faulty Fridge and How to Apply Them After 60

We came home from a weekend away to find a puddle of water in front of the fridge. Opening the door, I unscrewed my coconut milk and it smelled a bit off. The food in the freezer was cold, but completely unthawed…
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Working from Home in Your 60s? Dress Your Home Office for Success!
3 days ago

Working from Home in Your 60s? Dress Your Home Office for Success!

Working from home can be a mixed blessing for those of us old enough to have finally finished with putting on those high heels every day and going in to the office (or shop, or wherever) to work…
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10 Pros and Cons of an Encore Career After 60
6 days ago

10 Pros and Cons of an Encore Career After 60

The concept of an “encore career” is spearheaded by the US non-profit called Encore.org. If you come to this article wondering what on earth I am talking about…
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Returning to Your Career in Your 50s and 60s – the Good and the Bad Exposed!
1 week ago

Returning to Your Career in Your 50s and 60s – the Good and the Bad Exposed!

When I was younger and had children arriving about every two years, I left my career. Because I’m a lawyer, I referred to it as laying down the law. I even wrote a book about it called Coming Home to Raise Your Children…
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What Does Empowerment Mean to a Solopreneur Woman in Her 60s?
1 week ago

What Does Empowerment Mean to a Solopreneur Woman in Her 60s?

I had lunch with a friend the other day. Like me, she launched a new business in her 50s. Now, she’s launching another one (after taking a year out to recover from cancer)…
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3 Ways Retiring Abroad Can Enrich Your Finances (and 2 Financial Traps to Look Out for!)
2 weeks ago

3 Ways Retiring Abroad Can Enrich Your Finances (and 2 Financial Traps to Look Out for!)

Face it. Nothing will have as much impact on your retirement as where you spend it.But what if retiring in place would require sticking to a bare-bones budget just to prevent you from outlasting your money?
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3 Things You Need to Know About Being “Let Go” After 50
3 weeks ago

3 Things You Need to Know About Being “Let Go” After 50

Were you “let go” – or fired or displaced – after 50? Does it even matter what they called it? Well… yes and no. There are several differences between being “let go,” being fired, or even being displaced…

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4 Ways to Get Naked with Your Money – Wrinkles, Bulges, and All!
3 weeks ago

4 Ways to Get Naked with Your Money – Wrinkles, Bulges, and All!

Financial intimacy changes as we age, and I want to do it with dignity and grace! In our early years, Mark and I became financially intimate through sharing our financial history. Read More

Live Bolder as You Grow Older by Replenishing Your Energy Checking Account
3 weeks ago

Live Bolder as You Grow Older by Replenishing Your Energy Checking Account

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Aging? Anti-aging? What’s your vocabulary, and what does it say about growing older?

To me, the word aging suggests we’re going in the wrong direction, and anti-aging suggests we’re fighting against it tooth and nail. Neither feels quite right to me.

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Ready to Save More Money While Helping to Save the Environment? Here’s One Way to Do It!
3 weeks ago

Ready to Save More Money While Helping to Save the Environment? Here’s One Way to Do It!

What 60+ year-old woman doesn’t love saving money? I am first in line for the after Christmas sales. Clearance sales? I am there. It really bothers me when I have to pay full price for anything. Where am I going with this?
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