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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.

What Style Can Your Investments “Wear”? It Depends!
1 month ago

What Style Can Your Investments “Wear”? It Depends!

You get up in the morning and look in your closet. What will you wear today? It depends. Will you be spending your day inside or outside? What activities do you have planned? The meteorological elements may change…
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All Fired Up! Why Generational Differences in the Workplace Aren’t What They Seem
1 month ago

All Fired Up! Why Generational Differences in the Workplace Aren’t What They Seem

You never stop worrying about losing your job, unless you’re retired. Then you’re always worried about losing your mind.

Different work ethics exist today. We boomers went on vacation and could only be reached via a hotel landline or one of those Motorola brick phones, like the one I had in the 80s.

Even then, it was too costly to have my staff call. I just told them to make a decision based on three things:

  • will I get fired,
  • will Barry get fired, and
  • will we get sued.

I told them if the answer was no to all these questions, they could safely proceed. Read More

Which Ages Are Important for Retirement Planning and Why?
1 month ago

Which Ages Are Important for Retirement Planning and Why?

For better or worse, there are a lot of retirement planning rules that involve how old you are. Knowing these rules can help you avoid higher taxes (and penalties), but they can also allow you to take advantage of certain benefits…
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5 Things NOT to Do When Starting a Business After 60
1 month ago

5 Things NOT to Do When Starting a Business After 60

Despite my long career in business, I suffered a major case of entrepreneurial amnesia. All the good advice I gave clients during my 35-year business career flew out the window when I started my own business. Read More

Would You Set Up a New Business in Your 60s?
2 months ago

Would You Set Up a New Business in Your 60s?

Our parents were usually ready for retirement as they reached their 60s. Our generation, however, seems intent on living life to the fullest – and even setting up new business ventures! Read More

Finding Work After 50 Takes Action! Here’s How to Get Started
2 months ago

Finding Work After 50 Takes Action! Here’s How to Get Started

Even in the present state of the world, after we lose a job, it seems that everyone has somewhere to go each day but us. Driving next to others, they appear to be on a mission to get to work to perform a job that we don’t have. “Why them and not me,” we would ask. Read More

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques
2 months ago

Looking for a Job After 60? Here’s the Top 10 List of Interview Prep Techniques

If you are going to be interviewing for a job or a position that you really want, here are 10 things you can do to walk in prepared to win. Read More

The Top 6 Misconceptions You May (Or May Not) Have Heard About Reverse Mortgages
2 months ago

The Top 6 Misconceptions You May (Or May Not) Have Heard About Reverse Mortgages

When I was a young boy, my parents took my brother and I on a vacation. I was pretty little, so I don’t remember much about the trip. I know we traveled on an airplane, but I have no recollection of where we went, what we did…
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Harnessing the Benefits of the Web to Launch Your Business After 60
2 months ago

Harnessing the Benefits of the Web to Launch Your Business After 60

Some time ago I wrote about the slippery slide to being overwhelmed when dealing with the world wide web. This time I would like to talk about the benefits as I see them, of using the web to promote your business. Read More

The Trail, The Flood, and My Quest for a New Route
2 months ago

The Trail, The Flood, and My Quest for a New Route

My family has enjoyed a cabin in a small hamlet outside of Estes Park for over 40 years. Summers of my youth were spent fishing, hiking, and exploring amidst the granite rocks, pristine lakes, and whispering pines of my beloved Colorado…
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