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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.

3 days ago

9 Benefits Boomer Women Can Find in an Encore Career

For many elder boomers, like me, the outdated model of retirement isn’t a good fit today. We’re healthier and living longer than prior generations. Most of us don’t want to just sit in a porch rocking chair gazing at the sunset…

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4 days ago

Do You Have a Financial Housekeeper?

My passion for helping women get more comfortable with their finances may at times come across as being bossy. Forgive me. I have been on the other side with too many women over the past 20+ years who experienced divorce or widowhood…

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1 week ago

A Direct Indexing Approach to Investing

If you read financial information on social media or subscribe to publications, you very likely have seen references to direct indexing. What is it and is it something you might consider? First, a quick review of indexing as the term is used in investing…

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3 weeks ago

One Piece of Financial Advice You Can Ignore

If there is one piece of traditional financial advice I wish we all knew we could ignore, it would be “Only spend on what you need, not what you want.”
You’ve probably heard this piece of wisdom thousands of times in your life, and maybe you’ve even…

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3 weeks ago

How Being “Old” Makes Me More Successful

When we were in our 20s and 30s we had many advantages in life. Do I need to list them all? I don’t think so. We are very aware of those advantages… both the real ones and the imagined. But, as we age, we begin to realize (hopefully) that with all the disadvantages…

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4 weeks ago

9 Fun Part-Time Jobs for Retirees that Anyone Can Do

Women over 60 are no strangers to hard work. Most of us have worked all our lives, whether it’s at a full-time job or caring for children or for aging parents. But as we approach retirement age, many older women are starting to think about…

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1 month ago

Cheers for the Future of Charitable Giving

As a retired financial planner, I admit that my favorite clients were those whose goals included generous charitable giving. One couple comes to mind. Not only did they make generous donations to their alma mater and favorite non-profits…

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2 months ago

The Gift Women Really Need

When I shared the first draft of my financial checklist book with a publisher years ago, his reaction surprised me. “This is a ‘honey, I love you’ book!” he said. “I am going to get this book for my wife for Valentine’s Day and tell her that my gift will be…

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2 months ago

Does Working in Retirement Require a Shift in Mindset?

The word “retirement” is taking on a completely different meaning in the 21st Century from what it meant in our parents’ day. Back then, retirement referred to the day you stopped work, and life thereafter looked pretty much like going on holiday…

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2 months ago

Are You Guilty of Financial Infidelity?

A 2023 survey done by bankrate.com found that nearly 40% of respondents are committing some kind of financial infidelity on their partners. And although the younger generations seem to have a higher incidence of this, no generation is immune…

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