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The Mature Person’s Job Search

Although a woman was selected to be a major party’s candidate for the first time in this year’s presidential race, leadership positions are still lacking for American women in the corporate world. According to a 2016 research report by Mercer titled “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive,” females make up only 20 percent of executive-level positions. […]

5 Action Items to Complete Before Retiring

The years leading up to retirement can be a time of both increased excitement and anxiety. For many, retirement offers the possibility of pursuing new opportunities and experiences. However, with this new sense of freedom comes a heightened level of concern in making sure your money lasts. Prior to retiring, there is no substitute for […]

Downsizing in Your Golden Years? Decluttering Tips for Seniors

When you’ve got a home filled with a lifetime’s worth of stuff, there often comes a time when you’ve got to part with some of it. OK, a whole lot of it. Seniors, especially, have four compelling reasons to pare back possessions. 1. You intend to grow old in your home Most people want to […]

Visit This Summer’s Travel Hot Spots

Let’s face it. For many people, getting older has less to do with chasing the almighty dollar, and more to do with enjoying special moments with friends and family. Highlighting this point is new research by AARP showing that many of America’s baby boomers are choosing to celebrate personal milestones such as anniversaries, birthdays or […]

How To Secure Income For Retirement

Ten thousand Americans a day are turning 65, including a couple we’ll call Stu and Helen. In excellent health, Stu and Helen could be facing a retirement of 30 years — or even longer. One of their biggest fears about their impending retirement is their potential longevity — and running out of money to not […]

4 Steps to Building an Emergency Fund

Ben Franklin once declared, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Yet, equally enlightening are his thoughts on expenses: “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” And there are plenty of “leaks” that can scuttle an already-tight budget. For instance, a spouse idled by the sour economy, a fender bender […]

Flying Tips for Senior Travelers

Airports can be stressful places for anyone, but they can be especially tough for seniors who may have trouble getting through the airport or may be unfamiliar with the process of making a flight. But that shouldn’t prevent seniors from traveling to a destination they’ve always dreamed of visiting or attending a family function such […]

Tips for Finding Summer Activities for Kids

We all know they’re coming . . . the dog days of summer. As parents or grandparents, we love having the kiddos home and the absence of the daily grind of the bus, lunch-making and homework, but with every upside, there is a downside. And for kids in the summer, it’s boredom! For this reason, […]