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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.

Dear Boomers: Is Your Generosity Making You Poor?
1 month ago

Dear Boomers: Is Your Generosity Making You Poor?

If you are a Millennial reading this title (unlikely, I know!), you’re probably thinking “What the heck is this old woman talking about? Boomers are selfish and rich…
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Older Adults Are Spending Epic Amounts on Home Renovations… But, it Won’t Matter if We Don’t Do This!
1 month ago

Older Adults Are Spending Epic Amounts on Home Renovations… But, it Won’t Matter if We Don’t Do This!

For most of our lives, home renovations involve making our home more exciting, inviting and valuable. New decks make room for summer BBQ fun, kitchen refreshes give us room…
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World to Retirees: You’re on Your Own! (Here’s How to Take Control!)
1 month ago

World to Retirees: You’re on Your Own! (Here’s How to Take Control!)

There was a time, not so long ago, when retirees could expect to live comfortably on their previous employer’s defined-benefit pension plan. With their monthly payments…
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Annuities Without Commissions – Are They a Real Thing and Can You Benefit from Them?
2 months ago

Annuities Without Commissions – Are They a Real Thing and Can You Benefit from Them?

At its most basic, an annuity is a contract where you give an insurance company a sum of money and they promise to pay you an income stream for a specific period of time, often your entire life…
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Boost Your 401K in Your 50s and 60s with These 4 Simple Tricks
2 months ago

Boost Your 401K in Your 50s and 60s with These 4 Simple Tricks

If you are in your 50s and 60s and haven’t saved enough for retirement, there are 3 short words that will kill all of your future dreams… “It’s too late.” In reality, there is plenty that we can do in the years leading up to retirement to give our 401K a boost. We just need to know where to start! Read More

3 Money Topics to Discuss with Your Partner Before Retirement (#2 Could Save Your Marriage)
2 months ago

3 Money Topics to Discuss with Your Partner Before Retirement (#2 Could Save Your Marriage)

One of the most awkward topics of conversation in a relationship is money. It’s daunting, but once you learn how to talk about money, you’ll find different parts of your post-retirement life opening up…
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Need a Job During the Lockdown? Why Not Consider Farm Work?
2 months ago

Need a Job During the Lockdown? Why Not Consider Farm Work?

If you were looking for work when the lockdown began or have since lost your job, then you may be concerned about navigating the job market during these unprecedented times…
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How to Negotiate in Everyday Life So You Can Save More and Retire Richer (My Top 6 Tips!)
2 months ago

How to Negotiate in Everyday Life So You Can Save More and Retire Richer (My Top 6 Tips!)

In a previous article, I gave a simple example of how learning how to negotiate could help you to save an additional $44,500 for retirement. In fact, I argued that …
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How to Crush an Overdraft Fee in Under 5-Minutes… I Did it and You Can Too!
2 months ago

How to Crush an Overdraft Fee in Under 5-Minutes… I Did it and You Can Too!

No matter how much money we make, most of us go through life without really ever getting control of our finances. While we are building our careers, we worry more about increasing our income than decreasing our costs…
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4 Critical Topics to Raise with Your Financial Planner in the Final Years Before Retirement
2 months ago

4 Critical Topics to Raise with Your Financial Planner in the Final Years Before Retirement

Read any retirement planning book these days and one piece of advice will stand out – start saving early! Well, this is all well and good, but, the truth is that many of us are already in the final years before retirement…
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