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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 Boomers Can Learn from Millennials About Living Well on a Budget
2 years ago

What Boomers Can Learn from Millennials About Living Well on a Budget

We Boomers boomed. We had our day, dictating styles, trends, music, food. And debt.

In keeping with my series on living like a millionaire on a retirement budget, I want to share the techniques I’ve learned from my Millennial kids and their friends about living well when you don’t have money. Read More

Tapping into the Gig Economy and Working as an Independent Contractor in Your 60s
2 years ago

Tapping into the Gig Economy and Working as an Independent Contractor in Your 60s

The gig economy? What is that? It is simply a technical word for the economy that absorbs a number of part-time and flexi-time workers into employment on a contractual basis, via the Internet. Read More

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60
2 years ago

5 Tips for Professional Reinvention After 60

As a veteran of more than one career change – and on the verge of another – I’ve come to think of myself as a bit of an expert in this area. Read More

This One Cost Could Send Half of Your Social Security Check Up in Smoke!
3 years ago

This One Cost Could Send Half of Your Social Security Check Up in Smoke!

As many women in our community know, living on Social Security alone is no picnic. You have to keep a roof over your head, food on the table and clothes on your back. But, as necessary as they are, these aren’t the costs that most of us should fear as we get a little older. Read More

Senior Scams: When is the Tax Man Not the Tax Man?
3 years ago

Senior Scams: When is the Tax Man Not the Tax Man?

Imagine this. You have just come home from the park with your grandkids. As your 3-year-old granddaughter plays on the floor with her toys and your 8-year-old grandson reads at the table, you receive a phone call. Read More

Common Resume and Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your 60s
3 years ago

Common Resume and Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Your 60s

Imagine how many candidates are reviewed by recruiters and hiring managers annually. Now, imagine how many of them bring their biggest personality quirks and issues into the room. This happens at the resume and cover letter stage and most often in the interview meeting, if you got one. Read More

Starting a Business Around Your Hobby After 60? Here’s How to Market It!
3 years ago

Starting a Business Around Your Hobby After 60? Here’s How to Market It!

Now that you have decided to start your little business selling your products, it is time to address how you are going to set up your marketing plan. Up till now, you have been doing your hobby for fun and perhaps selling a few items/services here and there. Read More

How to Make Friends with Mother Time by Using These 5 Time Management Hacks
3 years ago

How to Make Friends with Mother Time by Using These 5 Time Management Hacks

Why is it that time seems to fly now that we’re 60 or 70 or 80? I’m often amazed when a wedding, the death of friend or a move to a new city was 20 or 30 years ago. Heavens, it’s already 2018! What happened to 2017? Read More

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism
3 years ago

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism

The following is part three of Connie’s story. Go to Part One and Part Two if you have missed the previous installments.

Finding research on ageism in the workplace: easy. Uncovering how individual companies were solving the issue: nearly impossible. Read More

4 Ways to Successfully Work from Home After 60
3 years ago

4 Ways to Successfully Work from Home After 60

It’s become very common for the 60+ crowd to finally carve out the time to begin the home business they were afraid to try in their younger years or to monetize a hobby or passion. Very likely, they will be working from home, and as exciting as this is, there are a few things to be wary of. Read More