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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.

Tom Selleck Says Reverse Mortgages Aren’t Giving Away the Farm – Do You Agree?
3 years ago

Tom Selleck Says Reverse Mortgages Aren’t Giving Away the Farm – Do You Agree?

Are reverse mortgages simply a way for greedy lenders to take the homes of unsuspecting seniors? Or are they a legitimate tool that can help people our age to stay in their homes, while having a better quality of life in retirement? These are the questions that ran through my head as I watched the new American Advisors Group (AAG) commercial, featuring Tom Selleck. Read More

How Boomers Are Redefining Life After Retirement, Aging and Senior Living
3 years ago

How Boomers Are Redefining Life After Retirement, Aging and Senior Living

The first wave of Baby Boomers has begun turning 65.

Since their earliest years, Baby Boomers’ vast numbers have allowed them to make a substantial impact on each phase of life as they passed through it. Now, they’re entering the retirement home marketplace. Read More

5 Big Money Mistakes that Widows Make and How to Avoid Them!
3 years ago

5 Big Money Mistakes that Widows Make and How to Avoid Them!

I’m a member of the club women hate to join — the Widows Club.

When my husband died, it felt like a big part of me died, too. I lost the love of my life and the dreams we shared for our future. All gone in an instant and right after my 60th birthday. Read More

9 Practical Tips on How to Self-Publish a Book for Free
3 years ago

9 Practical Tips on How to Self-Publish a Book for Free

My friend, Tom, published his book for free. I, unfortunately, did not. In this article, I’ll reveal how he did it as well as how much I spent to arrive at the same destination — published author. Read More

Why Your 60s Are the Best Time to Start a Business
3 years ago

Why Your 60s Are the Best Time to Start a Business

Retirement has changed. A lot. Today it is more about transitions, rather than endings; more of a journey rather than a milestone. Read More

6 Ideas for Creating Cash Flow and Escaping Ageism in the Workplace
3 years ago

6 Ideas for Creating Cash Flow and Escaping Ageism in the Workplace

It’s interesting to note how governments are universally at pains to promote the employment of the over 50’s. They aim to keep them working as long as possible.

Is this to prevent governments having to pay pensions? Or are they beginning to understand that people over 50, are no longer old? Personally, I think it’s the former. Read More

How to Pay Off Your Retirement Debt by Negotiating with Your Creditors
3 years ago

How to Pay Off Your Retirement Debt by Negotiating with Your Creditors

If you are wondering how to pay off debt in retirement, you’re not alone. According to the latest statistics, people over 65 are struggling with mortgage, credit card and other debt like never before. Read More

7 Boomer Marketing Tips, According to Baby Boomers
4 years ago

7 Boomer Marketing Tips, According to Baby Boomers

It’s no secret that baby boomers are one of the most powerful consumer groups in the world. As a result, marketers are constantly looking for ways to sell to us. Right about now, I can probably hear you saying, “Who cares?” As Seth Godin’s book says, “All Marketers Are Liars.” Why should we care if they know how to market to us? Read More

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!
4 years ago

Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!

I am not the only person I know in my sixties who had a bad work experience at the end of their career. One friend was in his hospital bed after cancer surgery when his boss told him he was being forced to retire. Another friend worked for years as a successful paramedic and was then given the worst shifts in attempts to squeeze him out. Read More

Marketing to Baby Boomers: How Do You Want Companies to Talk to You?
4 years ago

Marketing to Baby Boomers: How Do You Want Companies to Talk to You?

Why on Earth would you want to tell advertising agencies how to talk to you? Isn’t marketing to baby boomers something that only companies who want to sell something should care about? Absolutely not! Read More