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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Over 50 and Looking for Work?


The reality is that it’s an uphill battle for many out of work workers over the age of 50 to find meaningful work.  In the past, there was a value to experience.  Now that we live in a business economy where the leaders have learned that the easiest way to a profit (and thus for [Read More…]

Jobless Rate Takes Its Toll on Older Workers


It’s not a surprise that older workers have having a tougher and tougher time finding work in this economy.  The ability for the unemployed over 50 worker to find a comparable salary and position has been tough.  An article on Yahoo Finance details the numbers and provides some tips for those over 50 seeking work. [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…]

Easing The Stress of Daily Care Giving


As we’ve seen in the book, Safe4Retirement: The 4 Keys to a Safe Retirement, those who are caregivers are not only blessings to those they help, but they need to tend to their own needs as well.  In the New York Times, the ‘Career Coach’, Eilene Zimmerman takes a look at the “job” of caregiving [Read More…]

Jobs for People Over 50

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Many retirees have told me of enjoying working for the first time in their lives AFTER they retire.  Huh?  Well the reality is that many retirees need to keep working and often are able to find a job that not only fits their new schedule but can be in an area or role that they [Read More…]

6 Great Jobs for Retirees


As you know from my book, Safe 4 Retirement : The Four Keys to A Safe Retirement, staying involved is one of the keys.  That can include finding employment in a fun and satisfying job. Kiplinger has a neat article about 6 jobs that seem great for retirees.  Click on it below and let us [Read More…]