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Retirement planning isn’t just about money. At the same time, money helps! Let’s explore the world of encore careers, jobs for seniors and small business success.

Let’s Plant a Money Tree! 5 Steps to Make Your Finances Bloom This Spring
1 month ago

Let’s Plant a Money Tree! 5 Steps to Make Your Finances Bloom This Spring

Spring is in the air. I am getting ready to start my outdoor gardening, and I know there is a lot of work to do before I will harvest the bounty. As I do this, I can’t help but feel that the same is true with our monetary lives. Read More

Want to Start a Business in Retirement? 5 Ways a Coach Can Help
1 month ago

Want to Start a Business in Retirement? 5 Ways a Coach Can Help

Are you thinking of starting a small business in retirement? Taking on a coach is a really good place to begin. Read More

4 Terrible Financial Mistakes Empty Nesters Make… and How to Fix Them
1 month ago

4 Terrible Financial Mistakes Empty Nesters Make… and How to Fix Them

This is a difficult article for me to write. After all, I’m not writing from a position of strength. Like many of the 1000s of baby boomer women I have talked to since starting Sixty and Me, I made all of the financial mistakes below. Read More

9 Rights You Have When Seeking Financial Advice in Retirement
1 month ago

9 Rights You Have When Seeking Financial Advice in Retirement

April is Social Security Awareness month as well as Financial Literacy Month.

The need for financial literacy does not end when you cross over the “retirement” line. In fact, it becomes imperative that you look at income planning as the foundation of building the life you want past that point. Read More

Socially Responsible Retirement Planning: Save the World and Enrich Your Life
2 months ago

Socially Responsible Retirement Planning: Save the World and Enrich Your Life

As older women already or about to be retired, many of us have begun thinking about the legacies we’d like to leave. We want to leave the world better than we found it, but we need our investments to keep us afloat financially once we’re no longer in the workplace. Is it possible to do both? Read More

9 Benefits Boomer Women Can Find in an Encore Career
2 months ago

9 Benefits Boomer Women Can Find in an Encore Career

For many elder boomers, like me, the outdated model of retirement isn’t a good fit today. We’re healthier and living longer than prior generations. Read More

When it Comes to Retirement Planning, is the Fiduciary Rule All it’s Cracked Up to Be?
2 months ago

When it Comes to Retirement Planning, is the Fiduciary Rule All it’s Cracked Up to Be?

Are you a U.S. woman planning for retirement but feeling less than equipped to handle the job on your own? Are you wondering how to find a trustworthy financial advisor?

In today’s video, registered investment adviser and PBS MoneyTrack host Pam Krueger joins Margaret to explain the rule that sets fiduciary financial advisors apart from the rest. Read on to learn why working with one could be the best retirement decision you ever make! Read More

Afraid of Running Out of Cash After Retirement? We Have a Solution!
2 months ago

Afraid of Running Out of Cash After Retirement? We Have a Solution!

For many older women already or soon-to-be retired, money is an ongoing concern. Are the golden years you’ve long anticipated becoming tarnished with financial worries?

In today’s video discussion, investing expert and PBS Money Track host Pam Krueger shares three practical tips on how to tackle our fears head-on. If you’re ready to control your money worries instead of letting them control you, read on! Read More

Should Retirement Planning Be More About Your Legacy Than Your Bank Account?
2 months ago

Should Retirement Planning Be More About Your Legacy Than Your Bank Account?

In an ideal world, we’d all live out our retirement years with the money to meet our every need and enough left over to help our kids, grandkids or a cause we truly care about when we’re gone. But – as too many women over 60 have learned – retirement seldom works out the way we plan. Read More

The Painful Truth About Working While On Social Security
2 months ago

The Painful Truth About Working While On Social Security

Can you work and collect Social Security? The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is that you may not want to. Read More