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...]

5 critical health questions to ask parents


Having “the talk” with your parents about retirement and aging usually finds people primarily focusing on the financial aspects such as wills, estates, and financial considerations for care in one’s later years. If you’ve gotten through that part of “the talk” congratulations! However, “the talk” has a number of parts to it and what is [Read More...]

The Talk: Leaving a legacy in retirement


In the process of writing my book, “Having “The Talk”: The Four Keys to Your Parents’ Safe 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 very fulfilling project that can be jointly undertaken. [Read More...]

The Talk: Social networking vital for retirees


The fourth key aspect of “the talk” and having a safe and long retirement is the need to stay involved. The building and nurturing of a strong social network for retirees is vital to their own longevity and their ability to weather the storms that will occur with later life. For the adult child of a retired [Read More...]

How to choose a retirement community

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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

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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

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UPDATE: Please visit my friend, Steven J.J. Wesiman, Esq and his site at Scamicide.com, 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…

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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?