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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.

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
3 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!
3 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

What Upsets You Most About Marketing for Seniors?
4 years ago

What Upsets You Most About Marketing for Seniors?

Ok, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Marketing for seniors is tough. For starters, the term “seniors” covers a huge age range. You could argue that 20 years ago most people over 60 had similar lives. No more! Read More

Are Baby Boomers Suffering from Financial Shame?
4 years ago

Are Baby Boomers Suffering from Financial Shame?

Do you suffer from financial shame?

I ask this question because financial shame is far more common than most of us would like to admit. Everyone talks about how financially successful baby boomers are, but, this is just part of the story. Like every generation, we are struggling after the Great Recession. Read More

Social Security Benefits for Widows and Divorcees
4 years ago

Social Security Benefits for Widows and Divorcees

Your husband may be out of the picture, but his Social Security could still be a part of your life. Whether you’re widowed or divorced, U.S. law may allow you to collect benefits based upon your former spouse’s work history. Read More

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter
4 years ago

5 Valuable Social Security Tips for Your Daughter and Granddaughter

The choices you make today will affect your Social Security payment amount later on. This is true, even if you are in your 60s and are rapidly approaching retirement age. It’s especially true for our daughters and granddaughters, who still have several years, or even decades, to go before retirement age. Read More

Are You Dealing with Being Unemployed as an Older Woman?
4 years ago

Are You Dealing with Being Unemployed as an Older Woman?

Being unemployed as an older woman is a stressful, frustrating experience. It’s also a situation that few of us imagined we would be in just a few years ago. Read More

Does the Idea of Probate Process Freak You Out? Sharing my First-Hand Interview
4 years ago

Does the Idea of Probate Process Freak You Out? Sharing my First-Hand Interview

At first reading, this post may seem less about quality aging and more about not aging at all (meaning dying), but it’s not a bummer. I promise. Since money and financial issues can cause us all so much stress, this is a stress-buster to offer some extra peace of mind. Read More