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.

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

Top 13 Most Annoying Things About Women Aging

Yes, we already know that growing older means you’ve accumulated a good deal of wisdom and entertaining stories.  Also, women are staying younger longer, both inside and out, thanks to an increased awareness in taking care of our health (as well as the modern technology taking place at department store cosmetic counters), we are staying younger in ...Read More

Are You an Older (Female) Baby Boomer? Take the Test!

If you are on Facebook, you have taken any of a dozen tests that promises to tell you if you most resemble Marilyn Monroe or Jackie Kennedy (I’m a Jackie); that you are a dark or light-filled personality (I’m dark.  Duh!) ; and if your real age is two to four decades less than you know it is (my real age is 33, time two).  It’s okay to admit taking...Read More

Conversations with Young Women about Reproduction

Being a newly minted “senior,” I have to admit that while I definitely enjoy talking to my peers, people to whom I don’t have to explain the British Invasion, the Vietnam War, and my favorite old movies and TV programs, I take equal pleasure in talking to young women to find out how their lives are going and what in their lives has changed since I ...Read More

Women, the Olympics and Team Sports

Frank Bruni recently wrote an article called Women’s Time To Shine for the New York Times. Bruni states that the US Government passed the Title IX Act four decades ago to assure that women receive as many athletic opportunities as men. He also states that, while high schools and colleges do a fairly decent job to promote these opportunities, ...Read More

Black, White, and Shades of Gray

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. has recently published a thought-provoking article, The Beauty Paradox: When Feminism and Vanity Collide, in the Huffington Post. Diller says that Boomer women are in conflict – over our looks, our appearance and how it all plays out given feminism philosophy. Diller says we have two distinct messages we are trying to pro...Read More

Women Over 50 – with Thanks to Andy Rooney

Happy New Year! Someone sent me this wonderful piece by Andy Rooney and I can’t think of a better way to start off 2011! Both women AND men will recognize the wisdom in this piece. Thanks, Andy… and enjoy! “As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 50 will never wake you in ...Read More

The Status of Women’s Health

Roni Caryn Rabin writes in the NY Times this week about the most recently released study about the status of women’s health in this country – with an article entitled “Study Finds Setbacks in Women’s Health.” More women are binge drinking, downing “five or more drinks at a single occasion in the past month;”...Read More

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