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Retirement Takeaways from the SECURE Act
2 months ago

Retirement Takeaways from the SECURE Act

The SECURE Act was a big deal when it was passed in December of 2019. However, just a few short months later Covid-19 hit and the CARES Act was passed. Most people never had a chance to incorporate the SECURE Act into their retirement…
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What’s in a Name? Be Sure Yours Is Correct!
3 months ago

What’s in a Name? Be Sure Yours Is Correct!

Let’s talk about your name. You may love your name, or think it’s just okay, or wish you had a different name, and these days, you can legally change your name if you want. But that’s not really the name that we need to make sure…
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Starting an Encore Business? Chat with a Few Smart Millennials First
3 months ago

Starting an Encore Business? Chat with a Few Smart Millennials First

Human beings are naturally hard-wired to favor encounters and exchanges with like-minded people.

This website is proof positive of that inclination and it makes sense. Who else but another 60-something might grasp all (or most) of life’s intricacies than someone walking the very same journey? Read More

I Took Control of My Financial Destiny in Retirement… You Can Too!
3 months ago

I Took Control of My Financial Destiny in Retirement… You Can Too!

For years I thought I had my finances and investments figured out. I had a financial advisor and felt well taken care of. I was grateful to have this smart man advise me and manage my investments for my retirement.
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Tough Career Ending? Bounce Back and Get Ready for Retirement!
3 months 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

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?
3 months ago

Is a Bridge Job Right for You Before Retirement?

There was a time when I felt sure that I would continue working until age 70 or beyond. In fact, I often joked that one day I would simply resign from my job at the nursing home where I worked as an RN and move myself into the assisted living facility next door. Read More

3 Pecuniary Power Plays That Can Help You Manage Your Money After 60
3 months ago

3 Pecuniary Power Plays That Can Help You Manage Your Money After 60

Does thinking about your financial life in retirement cause you angst? It’s true that fundamental sustenance is paramount, but above that – it is not quantity that unlocks your potential; it is your penchant for positive perspectives…
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Why Widows Should Be Aware of These 4 Retirement Planning Considerations
3 months ago

Why Widows Should Be Aware of These 4 Retirement Planning Considerations

Retirement planning for widows (and widowers) involves some unique aspects that must be considered in addition to the emotional grief and stress that comes with losing a spouse. There seems to be some correlation between times…
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3 Modern Alternatives to Clipping Coupons that Will Actually Save You Money
3 months ago

3 Modern Alternatives to Clipping Coupons that Will Actually Save You Money

When we were young parents, in the 1980s and 90s, coupon clipping was still a popular activity (some would say obsession!) I still remember looking through the newspaper for discounts on Tide and other staples…
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4 Reasons Your Credit Score Still Matters After 50 (and How to Improve it!)
3 months ago

4 Reasons Your Credit Score Still Matters After 50 (and How to Improve it!)

If you were like most people, you probably spent a lot of time in your younger years worrying about your credit rating. After all, this one number had the ability to impact your mortgage, credit cards and car payments…
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