By Barbara Pachter "You must have been a real looker when you were younger."The graying of the American workforce has begun. Many people have delayed retirement because of the economy and some older workers still want to work and don’t plan to stop. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers age 55-64 in the workplace is expected to increase … [Read more...] about Still Working? 7 Ways to Stay Vibrant When Over 50 or 60
Watching someone you care about deal with a major problem is every bit as daunting as trying to solve it yourself. And far too often, that’s how we respond—by trying to solve it ourselves. Then there are two problems—the original challenge and the relationship that needs to be patched back together. It’s not easy watching a loved one struggle. As parents, grandparents, and … [Read more...] about When People You Love Face Adversity
Here is some practical useful information that can be used by everyone regardless of whether they’re in the Accumulation Phase, the Conservation Phase, or the Distribution Phase of their lives. People in their own business, executives, professionals and the employees that work with them, neglect paying attention to what they should be doing during each of the above mentioned … [Read more...] about Financial Tips for You, Your Kids, and Grandkids
I was introduced to aging – or the lack of it – observing my widowed mother move out of two retirement homes in six years. Both were with the same complaint, “I don’t like living with old, sick, negative people.” Finally, at age 95 she relented, moving into her third and last retirement home where she passed away at age 100 after a five day illness. At the third retirement … [Read more...] about Be Inspired: Meet Barbara Blomquist
By Mary Lloyd +++++++++++ When things aren’t going the way you planned, don’t assume it’s a bad thing. If you can stay open to what’s happening instead of what you thought should happen, life often has some exciting new offerings. Everybody is nodding their heads, right? It sounds so logical. But let’s be honest. It’s not typically how we react. When things aren’t … [Read more...] about Is This A Problem?
I love Megan Munroe’s new book, Bitch, Please!: How Nice Girls Can Succeed in a Bitch’s World but the title caused me to wince. Frankly, I’m tired of seeing the “B” word in book titles (and elsewhere) but I realize that the coarseness of our culture makes acceptable many words that demean women. It’s bad enough when the “B” word is hurled at a woman by a man; it’s … [Read more...] about Do Nice Girls Finish First? You Bet!
by Henry Montag, CFP, CLTC Whether you’re wealthy or earn a modest income, there is one estate planning concern that is shared by people from all walks of life—the decision of who gets what when you’re gone. While some individuals logically assume that a will is the only official forum to express such decisions, that’s not always the case. Often, an equally important issue … [Read more...] about Who Gets What When You Are Gone?
+++++++++++++ I graduated Syracuse University-—at the age of 50. This was back in the 70’s when not a lot of people did this kind of thing. I am now 85. For many years, I had hoped to finish my degree and the opportunity came when I happened to meet with a former Syracuse University professor who paved the way for me to return with the possibility of being awarded a … [Read more...] about Be Inspired: Meet Liz Linderman
"Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Luke 11:9 Have you ever known someone who spent all her time talking about what she was going to do when she retired, then she dropped dead just before, or shortly after retirement? How did you feel when that happened? Whenever this happens, I always feel that … [Read more...] about Maxine Thompson: Create The Life You Want Now
by Henry Montag, CFP, CLTC
There are many new and useful financial products available in the marketplace today , however many consumers are either simply not aware of how they work or for that matter even of their existence.
One such vehicle is a relatively … [Read more...] about What Is An Equity Indexed Annuity?