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Managing Money in Retirement

No matter how much you have saved, managing money in retirement is critically important. Let’s talk about how to make your Social Security and pension money last longer.

When it Comes to Making Money in Retirement, is $500 Better than $100,000?
7 months ago

When it Comes to Making Money in Retirement, is $500 Better than $100,000?

Do you know what older adults fear most? Is it death? Nope. Getting a serious illness? Not even close. According to a survey by the financial company Allianz, baby boomers fear running out of money in retirement more than anything else.

Specifically, they found that 43% of boomers feared outliving their savings. That’s more than the percentage of people who feared cognitive decline and loneliness combined! Read More

4 Ways to Get Naked with Your Money – Wrinkles, Bulges, and All!
8 months ago

4 Ways to Get Naked with Your Money – Wrinkles, Bulges, and All!

Financial intimacy changes as we age, and I want to do it with dignity and grace! In our early years, Mark and I became financially intimate through sharing our financial history. Read More

9 Tricks to Help You Manage Your Finances for the First Time After 60
8 months ago

9 Tricks to Help You Manage Your Finances for the First Time After 60

The days of one spouse taking charge of the family finances are long gone, right? I wish that was the case. Over the years, I’ve edited a number of books aimed at helping women master the basics of personal finance and investing. Read More

Want to Add to Your Retirement Income by Renting a Property? Read These 5 Tips First!
8 months ago

Want to Add to Your Retirement Income by Renting a Property? Read These 5 Tips First!

No one wants to work forever. But leaving a job that provides a steady paycheck can be scary. However, if you have money arriving every month from multiple sources, retirement can seem a little less nerve-wracking. Read More

How to Negotiate with Your Creditors in the Years Before Retirement: 8 Steps to Freedom
11 months ago

How to Negotiate with Your Creditors in the Years Before Retirement: 8 Steps to Freedom

My trembling left hand held a cup of green tea as my right dipped into a box of Kleenex. I had long ago stopped wearing eye makeup (too expensive!) but if I had been wearing mascara, it would have been all over my cheeks by now. Read More

Investing in Retirement in a Socially Responsible Way: Do Well While Doing Good
11 months ago

Investing in Retirement in a Socially Responsible Way: Do Well While Doing Good

Many people have a specific cause that pulls the strings of their heart. But can you make money while investing in such a cause? Join us in conversation with financial expert Pam Krueger who has the answers those questions. Enjoy the show! Read More

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

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

We recently celebrated my dad’s 85th birthday, and my mom will turn 80 in January. They live in their own home and are managing their day-to-day activities and financial affairs with admirable fervor and zest. Read More

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: Legal Robbery or Legitimate Option?
11 months ago

Reverse Mortgages for Seniors: Legal Robbery or Legitimate Option?

It’s not difficult to see why reverse mortgages for seniors have become so popular of late.

For starters, most of us are approaching retirement with less money in the bank than we hoped for. This is partially due to the Great Recession eating into our savings, although, if we are honest with ourselves, we probably share part of the blame for not putting more away when we could. Read More

Recently Retired? What Advice Would You Offer Your Younger Sisters on Saving for Retirement?
1 year ago

Recently Retired? What Advice Would You Offer Your Younger Sisters on Saving for Retirement?

More than almost any other phase in our lives, our 60s are a time of transitions. At Sixty and Me, we like to focus on the emotional aspects of life after 60 – reinvention, making friends as an adult and overcoming your fears. Read More

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self About Saving for Retirement?
1 year ago

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self About Saving for Retirement?

I’ve been thinking about retirement a lot lately. Like many women in our community, I don’t see myself slowing down any time soon. This year, I turn 70, so, I reached retirement age quite a while ago. But, as a freelance consultant and the founder of Sixty and Me, it feels like I am working harder than ever. Read More