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...]

Paying for college athletes’ retirement is next


It’s down to the Final Four. You know, that time of year when college athletes realize how much money they make for their university and they begin to wonder who’s getting the better end of the deal — them or the university? In 2012, CBS and Turner Sports paid over $870 million for that year’s [Read More...]

Don’t be that grumpy retiree people avoid


Years ago, I lived next door to an older man who would spend his days sitting on his front porch complaining about life and yelling at the kids who would go by his Main Street house. He was not a pleasant fellow and I seldom saw him do anything besides sit on his porch and [Read More...]

Easier to talk religion or politics than money


Wells Fargo has just come out with a new survey about the health of American adults. The good news is that most Americans feel that they’re in good or great shape physically (this may ease some concerns about health care costs), but the bad news is that less than half feel the same about being [Read More...]

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”

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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

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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

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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

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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...]