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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.

Are You Financially Savvy? Here Are 11 Tips Every Older Woman Can Use
2 months ago

Are You Financially Savvy? Here Are 11 Tips Every Older Woman Can Use

In any relationship, there is division of labour – one partner will probably do most of the cooking, the other will probably do most of the car-related stuff, and so on…
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3 Ways to Organize Your Financial Records as a Responsible Mature Woman and Have Fun Too!
2 months ago

3 Ways to Organize Your Financial Records as a Responsible Mature Woman and Have Fun Too!

The last quarter of the year can become quite stressful, especially for those of us over 60. In some parts of the world, October is filled with more outdoor events with family and friends because the weather turns cooler while the sun is still generous. Read More

Why “Focus on Increasing Income Not Cutting Costs” is Horrible Financial Advice
2 months ago

Why “Focus on Increasing Income Not Cutting Costs” is Horrible Financial Advice

People hate cutting costs. Beyond the practical considerations of having to give up all the shiny new stuff that marketers tell us we need, there are psychological reasons that we hate cost cutting. Read More

Pros and Cons of Working in the Burgeoning Gig Economy After You Hit 60
3 months ago

Pros and Cons of Working in the Burgeoning Gig Economy After You Hit 60

When we were growing up, we used the term “gig” in the context of musicians – so and so is doing a gig tonight at such and such a club. In fact, the term was first coined by jazz musicians…
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3 Nationally Known Personal Finance Experts Take on 10 Critical Retirement Planning Challenges
3 months ago

3 Nationally Known Personal Finance Experts Take on 10 Critical Retirement Planning Challenges

Whatever life after 60 looks like to you, thinking about the money you’ll have – and how much you’ll need – during retirement shouldn’t keep you up at night. Still, it’s hard not to obsess about the most worrying questions about money and aging…
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Low Interest Rates Got You Down? Investing in Retirement Requires a New Approach
3 months ago

Low Interest Rates Got You Down? Investing in Retirement Requires a New Approach

When people discuss finances, it often sounds like they’re speaking a foreign language. How do savings and investments differ? Do we need to invest in stocks? Finance expert Pam Krueger leads this conversation with easy-to-understand explanations and tips for getting your financial life organized. Enjoy the show!
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3 Financial Lessons Learned from a Faulty Fridge and How to Apply Them After 60
3 months ago

3 Financial Lessons Learned from a Faulty Fridge and How to Apply Them After 60

We came home from a weekend away to find a puddle of water in front of the fridge. Opening the door, I unscrewed my coconut milk and it smelled a bit off. The food in the freezer was cold, but completely unthawed…
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Working from Home in Your 60s? Dress Your Home Office for Success!
3 months ago

Working from Home in Your 60s? Dress Your Home Office for Success!

Working from home can be a mixed blessing for those of us old enough to have finally finished with putting on those high heels every day and going in to the office (or shop, or wherever) to work…
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10 Pros and Cons of an Encore Career After 60
3 months ago

10 Pros and Cons of an Encore Career After 60

The concept of an “encore career” is spearheaded by the US non-profit called Encore.org. If you come to this article wondering what on earth I am talking about…
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Returning to Your Career in Your 50s and 60s – the Good and the Bad Exposed!
3 months ago

Returning to Your Career in Your 50s and 60s – the Good and the Bad Exposed!

When I was younger and had children arriving about every two years, I left my career. Because I’m a lawyer, I referred to it as laying down the law. I even wrote a book about it called Coming Home to Raise Your Children…
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