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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.

Do You Still Need Life Insurance Over 60?
2 days ago

Do You Still Need Life Insurance Over 60?

Is life insurance over 60 really necessary? This is a more difficult question than it sounds. After all, many women have had life insurance for most of their lives. When we are younger, we see it as a necessary measure to protect…
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7 Offbeat Jobs That Can Make You a Buck After 60
1 week ago

7 Offbeat Jobs That Can Make You a Buck After 60

2020 is winding down, and all I can say is good riddance! I cannot recall a bleaker year. Like me, your job may have either gone POOF! or you are sitting by your phone waiting for that come-on-back call. I may be over 60, but I still get a thrill…
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Embracing a Career Change as a Second-Act Entrepreneur
2 weeks ago

Embracing a Career Change as a Second-Act Entrepreneur

These days it is not uncommon to make a career change mid-life. Many people in their 50s – and even into their 60s – are asking themselves, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” The numbers of those 60+ having to continue…
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My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love
2 weeks ago

My Professional Midlife Reinvention: How I Finally Found Fulfillment with a Job I Love

I realize that’s not exactly a shocking admission for those out there who find their work to be fulfilling. But I’m well into middle age and have been working for the better part of three decades. And it’s only in the past few years, since I started…
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5 IRA Strategies and Mistakes You Need to Know
3 weeks ago

5 IRA Strategies and Mistakes You Need to Know

IRAs, or individual retirement accounts, are tax-deferred investment accounts. You can either fund them directly, assuming you otherwise qualify, or use them to rollover 401k/403b funds. For this reason, these accounts…
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4 Tips for Having Financial Conversations with Your Aging Parents (#3 is So Important!)
3 weeks ago

4 Tips for Having Financial Conversations with Your Aging Parents (#3 is So Important!)

My aging parents are both over 80. They live in their own home and are managing their day-to-day activities and financial affairs with admirable fervor and zest. I see them every few months, and we talk regularly on the phone. They acknowledge…
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60 Creative Ways to Make Money in Retirement
3 weeks ago

60 Creative Ways to Make Money in Retirement

A few weeks ago, I asked the women in our community how they make money in retirement. So, today, I’d like to share 60 creative ways that we have found to make money in retirement. I hope that you find them useful…
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SPONSORED: Turning Retirement Savings into a Retirement Paycheck
1 month ago

SPONSORED: Turning Retirement Savings into a Retirement Paycheck

Like so many women in our Sixty and Me community, the landscape of my life is continually shifting. I spent 40 years working full time in the technology business while raising my two boys and balancing life and work. I retired from…
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Are You Being SMART? 4 Tips for Setting Your Financial Goals After 60
1 month ago

Are You Being SMART? 4 Tips for Setting Your Financial Goals After 60

Historically speaking, your financial adviser’s job has always been to help you reach your financial goals. If you wanted to retire, travel or buy that vacation home, you were only to set your goal, and your adviser would tell you how to get there…
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What the Ideal Reverse Mortgage Candidate Looks Like – Part 1
1 month ago

What the Ideal Reverse Mortgage Candidate Looks Like – Part 1

My grandfather, who passed away years ago, was a man I greatly admired. He was a decorated pilot who flew cargo missions over the Himalayas in World War II. He risked his life serving in the vital supply link that helped the Allies…
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