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Golden Years

Can Blanche Make Your Retirement Sexy?: Golden Girls Retirement Plan, Part 3

David Rae | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
David Rae

By pooling their resources as housemates, Golden Girls' hottie-of-a-certain age Blanche Devereaux and her homegirls Dorothy, Rose and Sophia keep on living the good life through retirement.

David Bowie -- Gentleman, Genius, and Pop Hero -- Dies At 69

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts
James Marshall Crotty

Gentleman, genius, and one of my teenage "heroes", David Bowie, died Sunday, January 10, after a secret 18-month battle with cancer. I am blown away reading now about how many people were also quietly inspired by this highly original rock and pop icon.

The Grandma Scam That Is Sweeping The Country

Inga | Posted 11.14.2016 | Fifty

The voice on the other end of the phone couldn't have been more enthusiastic. "Hi grandma!" said a late teen-early 20-ish voice. It definitely wasn't one of my grandsons, the oldest of whom is seven.

How ‘The Golden Girls' Prepared Us For Retirement

Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty

Who can forget those four spirited, side-splitting, single senior ladies who lived together in a bungalow in Miami. We’re talking of course about ...

Grandparenting: Attack of the Toddler Terrors

Inga | Posted 09.25.2016 | Fifty

Over a holiday weekend, it's always our hope to have the company of our preschool grandchildren. And after they leave, it's our hope to someday get all of our electronics working again.

Why Phased Retirement Has Become The New Job Exit Strategy

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty

There are few milestones that are as life-altering as retirement. One day you have a job to go to and the next day you wake up uncertain about how to ...

An Aging Person's Observations About Aging: Helpful Hints for All Ages

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
William B. Bradshaw

I graduated from high school in 1950. Yes, that was 65 years ago. I am 82 years old. Some readers are probably thinking that I am really old, while others are chuckling and thinking, 'You have a ways to go."

The 7 Keys To A Successful Retirement Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty

With 10,000 boomers turning 65 each day, many eyes are watching the sand in their job hourglasses drain. But before they accept their gold watch -- do...

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

5 Ways To Make Your Retirement Not Suck

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty

By most indicators, there is a Silver Tsunami coming -- millions of people who will enter retirement without enough money to house and feed themselves...

Why Are Most Latinos Not Prepared for Retirement?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.

The 2 Greatest Worries Shared By Retirees

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

The holiday season is the perfect time to let your loved ones know how deeply you care about them by exploring and discussing everyone's life priorities for the years ahead -- including your retirement.

The Elephant In The Room When It Comes To Family And Retirement

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

You may have already begun to notice in your own life that the hopes and dreams of today's pre-retirees and retirees are increasingly complicated by three converging family-related trends.

7 Expenses That Vanish During Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Robert Berger | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty

How much money will you need in retirement? It’s one of the toughest estimates to make in retirement planning. It’s so difficult, in fact, that ma...

7 Painless Ways To Cut Expenses In Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | TOM SIGHTINGS | Posted 10.31.2013 | Fifty

Those of us who are retired know it's hard to live on a fixed income, especially since low interest rates have squeezed extra income from savings acco...

Here Come The Three Horsemen Of The Retirement Apocalypse

TIME Magazine | Dan Kadlec | Posted 10.08.2013 | Fifty

Big changes are coming to the broken U.S. retirement system, which in total is underfunded by at least $6.6 trillion, according to one analysis. Al...

7 Lousy Excuses People Make For Not Saving For Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Robert Berger | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty

When my mom was in her forties, she considered going back to college to get an education degree. I recall her wondering if she was too old to go back ...

Grill Your Adviser About Retirement Income

Market Watch | Robert Powell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Fifty

Is your adviser qualified and competent to provide retirement-income advice? Plenty of advisers might know how to help you save for retirement, but...

How To Talk To Your Spouse About Retirement

Money Magazine | Kerri Anne Renzulli | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty

You've got your dream retirement all figured out ... but does your fantasy match your spouse's? With only 38% of couples planning together, as a 20...

10 Best Big Cities To Retire Happily In

Market Watch | Posted 09.23.2013 | Fifty

The best places to spend retirement in are safe and affordable, where people are healthy and generally happy. They’re places with economies that off...

How To Know You're Ready For Retirement

Fox Business | Casey Dowd | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

Many boomers plan to stay in the workforce longer than previous generations, but how will we know when we are ready to take the leap into retirement? ...

A Rich Retirement: Don't Make These Savings Mistakes

MoneyWatch | MELLODY HOBSON | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty

Retirement is the most important thing Americans will ever save for -- more important than summer vacation or home ownership or even their kids' educa...

Why Too Much Togetherness Can Ruin Retirement

Wall Street Journal | MARYANNE VANDERVELDE | Posted 09.12.2013 | Fifty

Looking for the secret to a successful retirement with your partner? Try watching two children in a sandbox—a boy playing with toy trucks and a g...

Study Reveals Alarming Trend About Americans And Retirement

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty

No one knows exactly how much they'll need to ensure a comfortable retirement. But human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt recently released an est...

The One Thing You Must Be Prepared For When Retiring Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Bottom line, be prepared, at some time during your first year in your new home, perhaps even during the first month or two, to wonder what in the world you've done. No, this wasn't crazy, and it wasn't a mistake. Wait it out. The panic will pass. Just on the other side is the life you came to find.