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Managing Money

Managing your money in retirement is just as important as making it. Money gives us the ability to live a good life and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Let’s explore the world of encore careers, jobs for seniors and small business success.

How Long Should You Keep Personal and Financial Documents?
4 days ago

How Long Should You Keep Personal and Financial Documents?

If you are like many of us and recently found yourself sorting through numerous documents to find papers needed for your tax return, then you may be ready to get organized. Finding all the documents our accountant needs in order to prepare…
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5 Annoying Situations for Freelancers and Small Business Owners and How to Respond to Them
5 days ago

5 Annoying Situations for Freelancers and Small Business Owners and How to Respond to Them

Along with the benefits of being a freelancer, or running your own small business, come some aggravating problems. These hassles will occasionally occur, so you should be ready for them. Here are my solutions to the most common issues…
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What Motherly Advice Did You Receive About Money?
1 week ago

What Motherly Advice Did You Receive About Money?

In the month of Mother’s Day, it is appropriate to think about and appreciate mothers as well as other women who play important roles in our lives. Women we admire have had an impact on us in many ways. I was in a women’s group discussion…
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What Does Your Financial Health Depend On?(VIDEO)
3 weeks ago

What Does Your Financial Health Depend On?(VIDEO)

When articles or discussions center around the question, “do you know your number,” they are usually referring to your retirement nest egg value. Specifically, how much do you need to have stashed away before you can retire and not have to worry about…
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Where Did You Learn The Life Skill of Money Management? (VIDEO)
1 month ago

Where Did You Learn The Life Skill of Money Management? (VIDEO)

Who did you learn from about money and personal finance in your life? Parents or grandparents? School? Or no one, aka the School of Hard Knocks? April is National Financial Literacy Awareness month in the United States, so it’s the perfect time…
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How to Make Money in Retirement by Sharing Your Passion for Health
1 month ago

How to Make Money in Retirement by Sharing Your Passion for Health

For most of my life I’ve been unemployable. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had jobs. I was a college language teacher for many years. That led to an opportunity to write textbooks – and I found that I loved the creativity of writing…
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How Do You Manage Your Emotions with Money?
1 month ago

How Do You Manage Your Emotions with Money?

The legendary Magellan mutual fund manager, Peter Lynch, once said, “Everyone has the brain power to make money in stocks. Not everyone has the stomach.” When it boils down to it, successful investing is both personal and emotional…
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What Is the State of Your Positive Intelligence?
2 months ago

What Is the State of Your Positive Intelligence?

You have likely heard of IQ (Intelligence Quotient, a test measuring intelligence relative to others) or EQ (Emotional Quotient, a measurement of the ability to identify and manage your emotions and the emotions of others). But have you heard of PQ?
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Why You Need to Be Ready to Take Over Your Family Finances
2 months ago

Why You Need to Be Ready to Take Over Your Family Finances

My husband didn’t expect to be diagnosed with esophageal cancer at age 34. I didn’t expect to become a widow at age 35. While it’s hard to call it a silver-lining, we were fortunate in that I was always our family’s breadwinner…
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Surprise! Divorced Spouses Can Get Social Security Benefits
2 months ago

Surprise! Divorced Spouses Can Get Social Security Benefits

Many women believe that they are not entitled to Social Security if they are divorced. The truth is you can get Social Security on your ex-spouse’s record, under certain circumstances, even if you have been divorced for many years…
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