I'm using my newfound perspective to find joy in the life I've got now, every glorious day of it. It's not more time and it's certainly not more money. But it's more than enough for this badass 53-year-old.
My partner Sue and I didn't know what to think standing there in the gloom and drizzle as two humans helped the monster get itself together. When the humans went away, the monster just stood there, motionless. Every so often, its eyes would change colors.
Remember, most of us don't need to delegate our finances to a financial advisor. With just a few hours of work, we can save hundreds of thousands of dollars over our lifetimes.
If we take stock of all the other resources we have -- such as our time, talents, body and mind, wisdom and our network -- we often find that we are far richer than we previously believed.
As we celebrate Grandparents Day, to us it's no coincidence that it's the same time as the beginning of the school year. Grandparents are here to help us get the American education system back on track.
Many people don't have access to a financial planner or think they can't afford it, but everyone still needs help and guidance with their retirement savings.
We're not getting any younger -- neither are our parents. The older we get, the more we grow concerned about how old they're getting, and with that comes worry about 'what to do with mom and dad.'
Are prices going up in Latin America? Yes. They never go down anywhere, do they? Unless, of course, there is a housing crisis such as the U.S. experienced in recent years. But still, places like Ecuador remain a bargain.
Since women over 60 care deeply about keeping their brains healthy as they age, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and explore the six decades that have shaped women who are just now reaching retirement. As you read, I encourage you to take a pause after each section and try to visualize what your life was like. What are your strongest memories of each time period?
A proposed charter amendment slated for Cincinnati's ballot this November would break its pension promises to city workers, harming working families and the city economy. It is part of an immoral national fight against retirement security.
Urlacher played his entire NFL career for the Chicago Bears until negotiations for a new contract failed at the end of the 2012 season. This prompted him to announce his retirement in May of 2013.
In every country we visit, we discover more about the locals on the buses, trains and subways than we could learn in any other way
You might have heard about the so-called Retirement Crisis -- the 'perfect storm' of circumstances that are hitting the older population right now, and making it harder than ever for them to retire comfortably.
We've done remodels on several places in Latin America now, and each time, we vow not to be present while the tear-out is being done. So far, for reasons we cannot fathom, we haven't managed to do that yet.
I understand that America's catalog-and-junk-mail industry may be the only thing keeping the U.S. Postal Service afloat, but surely we can find a better use for our trees than turning them into pulp for millions of catalogs a day that go straight into the recycle bin.
We Boomers have much to offer in the way of life experience, mentoring and skills. We can hit the ground running in our chosen fields. We are not high-maintenance and we aren't addicted to checking social media in the workplace.