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.
Shopping is a necessary part of life and, by the time we turn 60, we are pretty good at it. We know what we like, what make us happy and, for the most part, we know where to go to get it!
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.
When it comes to money, us Baby Boomers are in an interesting position. On the one hand, we hear over and over again that we are the “wealthiest generation in U.S. history.” On the other hand, the great majority of us are simply not prepared for retirement.
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.
Many women reaching their 60s today are not prepared financially for retirement. After years of hard work, building our careers and supporting our families, the idea of “retirement” seems a distant dream.
Many women have complex relationships with money. Learning how to manage your finances is not something that you are usually taught as a young woman. As a result, many women in their sixties find themselves dealing with complex financial challenges or wondering how to pay off debt in retirement.
One of the best ways to make your retirement savings last longer is to save money on everyday expenses. But what if you could save even more money… by getting things for free? Whether you’re a hardcore coupon collector, a natural bargain hunter, or just looking to save some extra money, here are a few ideas for things you can get for free:
As many people have found out the hard way, life after retirement is tough. For starters, most of us haven’t saved as much as we once hoped that we would.
In addition, many of us are struggling to find meaning with our family circumstances changing. Fortunately, there are several simple steps that you can take to spend less, while doing more, after retirement.
Women over 60 are often trying to take care of so many people in our lives – we give of ourselves, our time, our talents, and our money. Whether that means buying gifts for grandchildren, supporting a spouse who might have lost a job, or even supporting grown children who have trouble finding a job or affording a house, many women over 60 are generous to the point that we forget to look out for ourselves first.