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Retirement Tips

Who's That Lady?

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 08.03.2015 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Having relocated to a bigger house in a smaller community in 2014, I have not found it difficult to find employment. Kudos to local employers for respecting the skillset offered by a job candidate with a lengthy resume. The challenge for me has been finding a place where I fit and feel validated.

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Retire

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.11.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Few Americans save enough for retirement. Whether due to financial issues or a lack of foresight, a lot of people either don't give much thought to retirement or are unable to save up enough to help them fund their elder years.

5 Tips to Avoid Outliving Your Retirement Savings

Laura Adams | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Laura Adams

Having a comfortable retirement is possible, but only if you adopt a long-term view, understand how to use the best savings vehicles, and plan ahead.

Part 3: Valuable Tips for Parents of Millennials from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

My visit with Jason followed on the heels of some extensive research I was involved in, to gain a better understanding of millennials' financial habits. That research illustrated a number of key themes that highlighted how to help millennials save money and prepare for the future.

10 Online Tools Show What Your Retirement Will REALLY Look Like

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty

Retirement calculators have totally come of age. Even though most are still sponsored by financial planning and investment sites, many of the calculat...

Part 2: Valuable Tips for Financial Advisors from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

My visit with Jason followed on the heels of some extensive research I was involved in, to gain a better understanding of millennials' financial habits. In addition, we also investigated the role (or lack thereof) a financial advisor plays in helping millennials plan and save. The results? As varied as their personalities.

Part 1: Powerful Retirement Tips for Millennials from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Jason Dorsey, chief strategy officer for The Center of Generational Kinetics. Known as the Gen Y Guy, Jason is an acclaimed keynote speaker, generational researcher and best-selling author.

3 Questions That Can Lead You To A Better Retirement

John Diehl | Posted 05.16.2015 | Money
John Diehl

How do we decide what percentage of our income to earmark for retirement? Undoubtedly we think about the bills we have to pay and the medical expenses we might incur. This is a solid start -- but how many of us are thinking about the lifestyle we hope to have and the unpredictable realities that we may face during our retirement?

50 Ways to Organize Your Life After 50: Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

In thinking deeper about this subject, I figured it was time to analyze whether or not I was genuinely organized and, if not, how could I get to the right level of orderly arrangement in my life. Where do we start?

Why Companies Should Fight To Keep Older Workers Instead Of Pushing Them Out

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

You know how dogs do that stiff-legged resistance thing when you try to drag them through the door to see the vet? Well, older workers are apparently doing the same when it comes to retirement. They are digging in and not budging, much to the chagrin of companies that would like to be rid of them and their higher salaries.

Are You a 'Plugged In' Boomer?

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Are you "plugged in?" Do you spend at least 27 hours per week on the Internet? Why would I use such a specific number? Because in a 2012 research study by WSL Strategic Retail, they found that Baby Boomers spend two hours more a week online than the 25 hours Millennials (ages 16 to 34) do on average.

How to Save for Retirement: 5 Essential Savings Accounts to Consider

Betterment.com | Posted 01.10.2015 | Money
Betterment.com

With the decline of defined benefit plans (e.g., pensions), saving for retirement is something most Americans are left to figure out on their own.

Ann Brenoff

7 Ways You May Be Unwittingly Sabotaging Your Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty

OK, nobody is expecting to have the kind of retirement that our parents had. But there are some things we are doing now that may actually hurt our re...

John Cougar Mellencamp AARP "Ideas@50+" Concert Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

Finding a New Circle of Friends

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Wouldn't life be great if we could choose the friends in our social circles by their occupations and how useful they would be to us?

What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers........... OK, I'm just not satisfied, comfortable or excited about referring to my girlfriend Darla as my "girlfriend". Do you know wh...

Why You Should Spend Next August In Paris

Lynne Martin | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Lynne Martin

When we announced that we would spend June through August in Paris this year I could see dismay in our friends' eyes. Even though most were too polite to say anything, I knew they were thinking, 'Oh, my God, August in Paris? Really? It's going to be jungle hot with no air conditioning, it will be jammed with unwashed tourists, and you won't have anything to eat because EVERYONE knows Parisians evacuate in August.'

Saying 'No' Can Yield Big Returns

Steph Wagner | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Steph Wagner

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was "YES!" It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query.

The 3 Things That Could Save Your Retirement That You Will Never Ever Do

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty

Let's face it: A lot of us worry about not having enough money to live on after we stop working. In fact, it's the principal reason why we keep workin...

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

Ann Brenoff

4 Retirement Fears And Their Antidotes

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.23.2014 | Fifty

We've all heard the numbers: 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning 65, what used to be the traditional age for retirement. While not everyone can affo...

The Essence of Survival

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Years ago, when I was part of the corporate middle management machine, I had the honor of working for brief time with a gentleman that actually reinforced my faith in mankind.

How to Choose Sunscreen: Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

The bottom line is that selecting the proper sunscreen can be a chore. Before diving into the sea of choices, let me make it completely clear that everyone needs some sort of protection when spending time in the sun. No one is immune to the effects of extended exposure.

How to Choose Sunscreen

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Yes, it's summertime but if you are going to be out in the street dancing then please take some precautions. Wear some sunscreen people. Especially at our age.