How to choose a retirement community


Planning ahead for the later stages of retirement can help retirees and their loved ones avoid difficult, and often costly, situations in the future. The process for researching retirement living and care alternatives is not a simple one and often creates more questions than answers. The decision of where to live in retirement can often [Read More...]

Prepare your home for retirement


Retiring requires much preparation. You need to ensure that you have your finances in order. You should have a plan to maintain your health and nurture your social networks. But have you ever thought that preparing for retirement also requires that you “ready your home” for your golden years? Well that was the great advice [Read More...]

Identity Theft A Concern for Retirees


UPDATE: Please visit my friend, Steven J.J. Wesiman, Esq and his site at, where he highlights a new “scam of the day” and provides great advice about avoiding scams and identity theft issues! This is from a recent article I wrote for Marketwatch that provides valuable information on how to protect yourself from identity [Read More...]

The Fastest Growing Segment of Social Media Users are…


Yes, the fastest growing segment of social media users are those over 50!  As reported in Inc. Magazine: “Social networking use among Internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled—from 22 percent in April 2009 to 42 percent in May 2010, says a survey of over 2,250 U.S. adults from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & [Read More...]

What You Need to Know About The Older American Act

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One of the most innovative thinkers and writers in the retirement and aging area today,  Michael Campbell alerted me to the importance of understanding the Older American Act. He points out that the “The Older Americans Act (OAA) is the law that authorizes AoA to fund a range of services and supports for older Americans [Read More...]

Where are the Best Places to Retire in 2012?

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My friend, Tom Corley, just released his list and book on the Best Places to Retire in 2012. Please check out his video from AOL in which he discusses the list.  Can you guess what was the Number 1 place to retire?

Caregiving Realities and Advice for Wives Caring for Their Spouses


The reality is that there are more than 40 million women who are the primary caregivers for a sick person and very often that person is the man that they’re married to.  This is often an “expected” role for the wive and most accept it as a duty that they have to handle.  What we [Read More...]

The “Don’t Worry” iPhone Ap for Keeping In Touch With Elderly Parents

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When retirees get older, it’s important that they maintain regular contact with their family and friends.  This can often be difficult to do and can cause much stress for all involved.  Fortunately I found this great ap through a wonderful site called called the “Don’t Worry” ap which can be loaded onto an iPhone. [Read More...]

Out of Work and In Despair? Join Toastmasters!

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Unfortunately, recent news broadcasts and campaign ads seem to have a large supply of long term unemployed families to show their plight since the economic downturn of 2008.  Their situations obviously sadden me, but it also saddens me to have candidates use these families and their frustrations in these ads and point to them as [Read More...]

Getting More Out of Twitter


I love Twitter!  It’s an awesome way to get the latest news, it’s the best way to get relevant content on the topics that matter to you, and it’s a great way to share information with others.  My twitter account @Safe4Retirement posts information that is pertinent to retirement and the issues that matter to retirees [Read More...]