Lifestyle & Retirement

The Idea of Retirement is Flawed – Let’s Change It! 

Everyone has their own idea of what it’s like to retire. Some of us are ready to embrace an exciting world of travel and personal freedom, while others might be wondering what in the world they’ll do all day.   For the latter group, this may be colored by outdated notions of what it means to retire. The long-held idea of retirement is no longer acc...Read More

Starting the Next Chapter: Tips for Empty Nesters

  When young children do things on their own for the first time, there’s often a lot of emotion involved. Remember your child’s first sleepover? You probably felt you’d reached an important milestone. Remember when they first went off to summer camp? You might have even cried, realizing they wouldn’t stay small forever.   Now it’s for real: yo...Read More

Top Part Time Jobs For Retirees

If you’re a retiree looking to boost your monthly income you are not alone in your quest, 72% of adults age 50 and older say they want or need to keep working after they retire, and nearly half of current retirees say they either have worked or plan to work during retirement, according to a survey of more than 7,000 adults by Merrill Lynch Bank of ...Read More

7 Ways To Be A Rockstar Grandparent

Congrats! You’ve raised kids who have successfully entered adulthood and are becoming parents themselves. That means you’re going to be a grandparent!

5 Tips For Connecting With Your Millennial Grandkids

Understanding how to connect with Millennials is a complex topic because they differ from other generations in several key areas, particularly their communication style.

Downsizing: Mistakes and How to be Successful and Stress Free

If you consult a dictionary, you’ll see that to downsize is to make something smaller. No problem if you’re cutting a cookie recipe in half or getting rid of some old books.

12 Ways You Can Reduce Your Utility Expenses

Looking to reduce your utility bills? We understand that nobody wants to pay the $100 plus utility bill each month. Here’s a few simple tips on how to make a significant difference in your utility bills.

If You Have No Faith In The Future, Should You Invest?

  As many know, I am more than willing to offer financial advice in order to help others to become financially independent. The sooner the better – that’s good for everyone, right? I met a lady at a recent event we attended and, in our visiting together I steered the conversation towards finances. Knowing that she lived in Hawaii and see...Read More

7 Investing Myths That You Should Stop Believing

Falling prey to investing myths is common especially if you are new to the whole stock and bonds world. One wrong move or misbelief can land you in a financial disaster. It is crucial for you to know what’s untrue, so you don’t make a compromising mistake and help others as well.

If Not Now, When?

My son texted me.  As he put it, “This is a really sad FYI.”  When my son was too old for pre-school but too young to be left alone at home while I went to work, Judy appeared like a miracle.  She lived near us, with a son the same age as mine, in the same school. Oh my.  But most important, she was a gem – a treasure, a sweetheart.  She loved her ...Read More

5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid

Retirement isn’t what it used to be. Most of us will want to stay active — with travel, family, volunteer activities and hobbies — long after we leave our full-time jobs. In addition, we’ll most likely be living longer than retirees of the past. According to U.S. government figures, if you’re an average American, you can expect to live into your 80...Read More

Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Mother Nature in All Her Glory!

Pagosa Springs is a picturesque little resort town in the heart of Colorado’s beautiful San Juan mountains only 35 miles north of New Mexico. With many impressive mountain peaks in the San Juan range nearby, it is where the high desert plateau meets the western slope of the continental divide. It is also adjacent to the I.8 million-acre San Juan Na...Read More

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