The Talk: Having purpose in retirement

A recent study by Fidelity found that ” sixty-five percent of adult children and parents agree that discussing retirement readiness is an important topic, but 72 percent disagree on the level of detail that has been covered to date; and only 11 percent of children believe the conversations were very detailed .” One thing I’ve learned in my work [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...]

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...]

Is There Another Option to Obama vs. Romney?

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For nearly six months I’ve been running a poll on this site asking my readers which presidential candidate they would vote for.  It’s provided an interesting trend that is similar to what we’ve seen in the general opinion polls.  Although my readers tend to be retirees or pre-retirees, the results mirror the near 50/50 split [Read More...]

Exercising An Aging Brain


Learn.  Learn.  Learn. It’s one of the 10 Joys of a Safe Retirement. For so many reasons, continuing to learn enhances the lives of seniors and those who are retired.  The reality is fortunately that more and more retired people are seeing the need to continue to learn.  Not only for the joy that it [Read More...]

The New Reality of “Retirement”


After writing my book, ‘Safe 4 Retirement: The Four Keys to a Safe Retirement‘, I embarked on the typical radio and TV appearance circuit that authors make to promote a new book.  I was excited to tell my story about how I believed that too much attention is paid exclusively to the financial aspects of [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...]

Discover Lilyhammer: Fun & Entertaining New TV Show

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I have to admit a few things right off the bat. First, I’m a Netflix devotee!  I love the fact that I can stream entire seasons of shows onto my TV and mobile devices.  When a friend told us about Downton Abbey, we were able to go to Season 1, show 1 on Netflix and [Read More...]

Happy MLK Day! What Would He Say About Where We Are Today?


Today is Martin Luther King Day.  At my local church it’s a day where our church stays open all day so that anyone can come in and stay as long as they would like to pray for peace or anything else.  It’s a show of openness, faith and reverence for a man who believed in [Read More...]