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How to Find Deals and Save Money with Groupon

By Sixty and Me March 11, 2015

Even if we care less about “things” after turning 60, we still get the impulse to go shopping occasionally. If this sounds familiar, you’ll love Groupon!

Maybe it’s for a new dress or pair of shoes in preparation for a stylish night out on the town. Or maybe it’s treating friends to a fancy dinner so you can all catch up and swap life stories. Or maybe it’s for a day all to yourself relaxing and getting pampered at a spa.

The problem is that you want to stay frugal, too, since you have bills to pay and necessities to budget for. And it can be hard to find a business that has a deal going on right now, or at least wait until a shop nearby holds a sale. This is where the organizing and searching power of the Internet comes in handy. Read More

Advice for Living on a Pension from the Sixty and Me Community

By Margaret Manning October 28, 2014

People reaching retirement age today are under huge financial pressure. Since, on average, we will live longer than any previous generation, our savings will need to last decades. In addition, many of us find ourselves in the position of looking after our aging parents, while living on a pension. Read More

Our Favorite Travel Sites for Women Over 60

By Sixty and Me September 24, 2014

Many women over 60 look forward to traveling, but aren’t sure whether traveling independently is the best option for them. Will it be difficult to meet new people? Stay safe? Stick to a travel budget?

Sometimes the best way to find answers to travel questions is to visit trusted travel websites. Top travel websites offer practical, road-tested travel tips, vacation suggestions and travel health and safety information. Women who want to travel often prefer getting advice from other women who travel in order to plan trips that will be both fulfilling and comfortable. With that in mind, here are some of our favorite travel websites for women over 60: Read More

Are All-Inclusive Vacations Really a Good Deal? Sixty and Me Investigates!

By Sixty and Me August 29, 2014

What are all-inclusive vacations? In reality, there are many different ways to define “all-inclusive,” which presents travelers with a challenge. Read More

Love to Listen? Here’s How to Get Free Audiobooks

By Margaret Manning July 25, 2014

I am a lifelong learner and avid reader. For the past 50 years I have tried to stay on top of new titles, waiting patiently for the latest books from my favorite authors. Having worked in bookstores for 10 years of my life, I have a deep respect for physical books.

There is something so substantial about the weight and texture of a “real” book. Turning the pages with deliberate reflection and intention has its own magical feeling. So, I was pretty skeptical when I first tried audio books. Boy, was I wrong! Read More

How to Choose Makeup for Older Women: What to Ask at the Makeup Counter (Video)

By Margaret Manning June 12, 2014

There are so many new products and formulations that it is sometimes difficult to make a decision on the best makeup for older woman. In fact, the retail consultants are often overwhelmed by the choices themselves! Read More

Virtual Travel: How to Explore the World Without Leaving Home

By Margaret Manning January 17, 2014

Women over 60 love to travel. Unfortunately, there are so many places to see and not always enough time or money to see them. What if your travel budget doesn’t allow you to see all of the places in person that you might like to visit? What if you could indulge your curiosity and experience more of the world without actually leaving your home? Read More

6 Heartwarming Films for Women Over 60

By Margaret Manning December 13, 2013

Winter is an ideal time to cozy up on the couch and enjoy a good movie – after all, when the nights are dark and the weather is cold, we need to find ways to stay entertained while enjoying the comforts of home! It can sometimes be hard to find good, positive films for women over 60 – Hollywood doesn’t seem to make many movies for “grownups” any more; most of the big budget Hollywood movies are made for teenagers. Read More

Unbelievably Cozy Clothes and Useful Accessories to Try this Winter

By Margaret Manning December 09, 2013

Winter can be a difficult time of year for fashion – often it seems like women spend the entire winter season bundled up under many layers of scarves, hats, heavy boots and puffy coats. Fortunately, if you want to preserve your sense of beauty and style even during the bleakest weather of the year, there are a variety of options for cozy clothing and winter accessories for women that keep the fun of fashion alive – without busting your budget. Read More

6 Places to Buy Fashionable Glasses for Older Women

By Margaret Manning November 23, 2013

For years, I searched for the perfect place to find fashionable glasses for older women. No matter where I looked, something was always wrong. Either the styles were old-fashioned and boring or the selection was poor. Read More