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…]

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…]

Tablet Showdown: Nook vs. Kindle Fire


Well it’s time to get down to real holiday shopping.  And that means, shopping online.  And shopping online means using the wealth of information available to make the most knowledgeable purchases.  I think I have the camera figured out (ask my wife what color she wants) and the laptop figured out (it needs to be [Read More…]

Twitter Updates Its Look and Functionality

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As anyone who has read my book, Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement knows, I believe that technology is not only a great way for retirees to connect with each other but to stay up to speed with the world around them.  Twitter is a great tool that allows you to [Read More…]

Retirees As A Local Political Force


This point in the article linked to below is very interesting : “Elderly people are now a greater portion of the nation’s population than at any time since the government began keeping track, and the Northeast, not warm-weather retirement destinations like the South and Southwest, has the largest percentage of people 65 and older, according [Read More…]

Second Acts – What do you do for an Encore?


As anyone knows who has read my book, Safe 4 Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement, the ability for retirees to thrive and realize their dreams in their retirement is possible!  I love stories of retirees who have created new lives for themselves or as this article calls them, “second acts” or “encores”. [Read More…]

What are The Top 10 Places to Retire?


The latest “list” of Top 10 places to retire is out and there are many of the “regulars” on the list : Boone, NC; Ithaca, NY; Santa Fe, NM.  I admit that I love these lists and they are worth reading about – not just for moving to, but they are all wonderful trips as [Read More…]