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Retirement Planning

Retirement planning isn’t just about saving money. It’s also about making sure that you have the skills, passive income and passions to get the most from life after retirement.

5 Big Money Mistakes that Widows Make and How to Avoid Them!
8 months ago

5 Big Money Mistakes that Widows Make and How to Avoid Them!

I’m a member of the club women hate to join — the Widows Club.

When my husband died, it felt like a big part of me died, too. I lost the love of my life and the dreams we shared for our future. All gone in an instant and right after my 60th birthday. Read More

5 Ways to be Sure You’re Saving Enough for Retirement as a Woman
8 months ago

5 Ways to be Sure You’re Saving Enough for Retirement as a Woman

By  •  Lifestyle

Although both men and women have access to the same retirement savings accounts, recent research has found that women are far less financially prepared to retire in comparison to their male counterparts. This isn’t only due to obvious reasons, such as the gender pay gap. Everyday reasons matter as well when it comes to saving enough for retirement. Read More

Enjoying an Employer Sponsored Retiree Health Plan? Well, That May Be About to Change!
8 months ago

Enjoying an Employer Sponsored Retiree Health Plan? Well, That May Be About to Change!

If you are currently covered under your employer retirement health insurance plan (other than government), you might be in for a big surprise! The health insurance market continues to evolve, and as more retired…
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Which Ages Are Important for Retirement Planning and Why?
8 months ago

Which Ages Are Important for Retirement Planning and Why?

For better or worse, there are a lot of retirement planning rules that involve how old you are. Knowing these rules can help you avoid higher taxes (and penalties), but they can also allow you to take advantage of certain benefits…
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3 Things to Remember When Taking the First Step Towards Retirement
9 months ago

3 Things to Remember When Taking the First Step Towards Retirement

By  •  Lifestyle

I’m learning each day to look forward to what is coming as I stand where I am today. Being present in my life right here and now has created an appreciation for all that I have and an eagerness for what is yet to come. Every change I make takes me to that new and exciting place. Read More

What to Do So Your Inheritance Does Not End Up in the Hands of the Other Woman
9 months ago

What to Do So Your Inheritance Does Not End Up in the Hands of the Other Woman

“Money does not change people, it unmasks them.” – Henry Ford. Most people do not enter a marriage with the idea of ending it. But almost half of marriages do end. Dennis and Meghan were married for almost 20 years and had two teens…

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The Trail, The Flood, and My Quest for a New Route
9 months ago

The Trail, The Flood, and My Quest for a New Route

My family has enjoyed a cabin in a small hamlet outside of Estes Park for over 40 years. Summers of my youth were spent fishing, hiking, and exploring amidst the granite rocks, pristine lakes, and whispering pines of my beloved Colorado…
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Retirement Takeaways from the SECURE Act
9 months ago

Retirement Takeaways from the SECURE Act

The SECURE Act was a big deal when it was passed in December of 2019. However, just a few short months later Covid-19 hit and the CARES Act was passed. Most people never had a chance to incorporate the SECURE Act into their retirement…
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3 Massive Reasons Not to Make a Big Deal About Your Upcoming Retirement at Work
10 months ago

3 Massive Reasons Not to Make a Big Deal About Your Upcoming Retirement at Work

How do you picture your retirement party at work? Do you imagine a room filled with champagne, laughter and plenty of stories celebrating your greatness? Or, do you picture half-a-dozen distracted co-workers standing in the break-room drinking $5 prosecco from plastic cups, glancing periodically at their watches as they try to determine whether they have spent enough time to be able to make a polite excuse so that they can get back to watching cat videos or writing emails? Read More

Waiting Until Retirement to Find Your First Consulting Gig is a HUGE Mistake! 4 Ways to Start Early
10 months ago

Waiting Until Retirement to Find Your First Consulting Gig is a HUGE Mistake! 4 Ways to Start Early

In a previous article, I argued that announcing your retirement at work is one of the biggest financial mistakes that you can make. Not only can talking about your retirement result in lower compensation towards the end of your career, but, it can also limit your ability to work as a consultant, either for your ex-employer or one of the companies that you worked with in the past. Read More