Leaving a Legacy by Writing One


Alan Gelb, one of America’s best writing coaches, has written a book called “Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story” that helps people to write a personal history that can be passed on to the next generation. Gelb likens the capturing of this personal history to the Jewish tradition of an [Read More…]

What millennials can teach boomers about retirement saving

“They don’t make movies like they used to!” I remember my dad criticizing me for spending my time and money going to see movies when I was younger that he felt were inferior to those he grew up with. For him, “Jaws” couldn’t stand up to “Gone With the Wind,” and Clint Eastwood couldn’t hold [Read More…]

5 safety tips for seniors with smartphones

It’s not a good thing when the first thing you encounter in the morning is your teenager’s excitement about the coming of the iPhone 6 — while also recognizing that this new device comes with a $600 price tag. Well actually, the only thing more disconcerting than that is when your retired Mom or Dad [Read More…]

The Joys of an “Empty Nest”


A recent study revealed that the “big happiness boost” for newlyweds lasts only about two years. Those brave souls who last with their partner over two decades can be rewarded with the ability to rediscover their earlier bliss when they reach the freedom of having an empty nest. The transition from passionate love into something [Read More…]

The Importance of Mental Attitude in Retirement

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One thing I’ve learned in my work with retirement and seeing people live longer and safer in retirement is that attitude is a key driver for success. A positive attitude and having purpose in retirement are “details” that can create a safe retirement and they need to be including as part of “the talk” between [Read More…]

Working With Your Parents to Create A Legacy


In the process of writing my book, ‘Having “The Talk” With Your Parents About Retirement’, I’ve found that one of the ways that adult children can connect with their retiring or retired parents is to view the process of creating a legacy for them as a project that can be jointly undertaken. The reality is [Read More…]

The Language of Golf


I have been hacking, cursing, and trudging my way around golf courses since my teens.  I have lost balls, lost clubs and lost friends playing this game.   I have relocated sand from its original home, obliterated thousands of wooden golf tees, and aided the aeration process on courses through my own method of creating new [Read More…]

A Caregiver Audio That You Need to Listen To!

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Jack Tatar speaks to Diana Denholm, author of The Caregiver’s Handbook about the challenges of caregiving.  In this powerful audio, Diana discusses her experiences being a caregiver to her husband.  Through this experience, Diana provides advice for each and every person who is either an existing caregiver or potentially in the role of being a [Read More…]

Can You Forgive Like This Woman?


I want to state upfront that this woman is one of my heroes.  I was fortunate to meet Lisa Gibson recently and when I looked into her story and past appearances, I was literally blown away by her actions. Many of us can read the words that demand that we forgive our enemies but how [Read More…]

The Origami Rap!

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In my local area of Princeton, NJ we’ve got a wonderful senior center and a wonderful 80 year old Origami teacher.  She’s an inspiration to all at the Princeton Senior Resource Center and I hope that you like this video and we can make her a big star on the internet! If you like the [Read More…]