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5 Ways To Supplement Social Security In Retirement

Most individuals and couples cannot live on only their social security income. It would require a drastic change of lifestyle as social security will replace about 40% of average retirement income. Since most of us want to maintain a lifestyle at least close to what we are used to living, we start searching for ways to add supplemental income. Annu...Read More

Why Idealizing Retirement is a Bad Idea

During our working years, we tend to idealize retirement. We think it will be like we have one foot in heaven’s gate, and the days will be filled with nothing but pleasure. Well, sure, you should enjoy your retirement and make it a happy time in life, but as we know, life isn’t always easy, and retirement is just one more phase. You’re still living...Read More

Is our retirement system fair to women?

Sometimes life happens, and financial needs get pushed to a back burner. What happens to the daughter, wife, and mother who is living the life of the “sandwich generation”? She is a working wife, mom, and daughter – caring for a home, raising kids and caring for their parents all at the same time. Women saving for retirement Is th...Read More

Realities Regarding Retirement For Women You Can’t Afford to Overlook

There are some realities regarding retirement for women which you just cannot afford to overlook. The challenges women encounter as they prepare for retirement are different than their male peers. Despite all the battles for equality over the last few decades, women are still trailing behind when it comes to retiring which is such a crucial part of...Read More

6 regrets you don’t want to have as you get older

Wouldn’t that be amazing if we could live a life without absolutely any regrets? The best we can do in life though is try not to do things we will inevitably regret later. Here are 6 regrets you do NOT want to have in your life: Holding on to a grudge Someone once said “”Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you de...Read More

5 Steps To Boost Your Fitness After 50

You’re never too old to make your health a priority. Many believe getting in shape takes long hours on the elliptical machine or dozens of laps in the pool. But did you know that a few simple changes can drastically improve your fitness? Take these five easy steps to get on the road to a healthier you Set reasonable goals If you struggle to walk a ...Read More

7 Tips to get the week off to a great start

It’s hard to believe how a few simple changes to our daily habits can impact our lives, and become a motivation for positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier this week. Sleep in a comfy and clean bed. According to several experts, a daily habit as simple as making your bed could lead to increased happi...Read More

6 steps to reinvent yourself after 50

After major shift happens in our lives (leaving a long time job or, relationship, or losing your loved one) it is normal to feel afraid & confused. Many people are so disheartened that they simply stop looking for a new path. Change means an opportunity to reinvent yourself.  Maybe you’re on your own for the first time since you were twenty-som...Read More

Are Baby Boomers using Facebook? The stats will shock you!

Facebook makes staying connected with extended family a snap. It’s simple enough that anybody minimally tech-savvy can handle it and while people used associate social media with Millennials, Baby Boomers are heavy users of social media, with Facebook being the biggest for the demographic. One of the driving factors is connecting with old fri...Read More

70 is the New 50: Why Our Lives Different Today

You probably remember going to visit your grandparent as a child, and they seemed so old. Only now, you’re their age and frankly, you don’t think you look old and withered like that, in fact, you’re pretty able and mobile. This isn’t your imagination, We Baby Boomers are in greater health than our parents’ and grandparents ever were. This is great,...Read More

3 Tips To Make Your Money Last Through Retirement

If you’re like most people, the idea of your money running out before you die can keep you up at night. It’s a huge worry, of course, but there are ways to ensure you keep cash flowing, even after you retire. Check out these tips to keep your bank account flush. Have a Spending Plan Before you do anything, sit down and make a plan for retirement. I...Read More

Weighing Social Security Income During Retirement

As you get closer to retirement age, you’re probably taking a peak at the Social Security statement. Will it be enough? Most seniors find relying Social Security benefits alone don’t nearly cover all expenses. In fact, some even have to pick up a job again so they can make ends meet. That idea may not bother you now, but when you finally hit the re...Read More

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