So, you're retired. You may eventually get a job or volunteer at the Y, but for now you enjoy sleeping in, planning your own time, puttering around the house. This relaxation may be just what you need after years in the daily grind, but how will it affect your family?
If your spouse is already retired or has been a stay-at-home worker, your arrival might be a mixed blessing. If your…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on August 29, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments
When you have a website, you hope that people will flock to your site to buy your product or service. To facilitate this, you aim to develop an attractive, easy-to-navigate website that will be a useful marketing tool for you. Wouldn't you like to make money from your website itself, even as it was helping you cultivate sales of your product or service?
Since the 1980's, when Prodigy first tried online advertising to promote Sears and…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on August 27, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments
Someone asked me the other day why I refuse to refer to the transition that occurs for most career women in midlife as a “crisis.” While it’s true that the word “crisis” means a crucial or decisive point or situation, or a turning point, it also has about it an air of instability and…Continue
Added by Evelyn Kalinosky on August 26, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
When you think of what you want to do in retirement, you are not just planning for yourself if you have a spouse or significant other (SO). When one person suddenly has time on their hands and often less income available for household expenses and discretionary spending, you need to have plenty of discussions to make sure that each of you gets at least some of the retirement you desire while keeping your relationship intact. Just because you are married or in a relationship…Continue
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Having a website is crucial for business success today. Since that is true, why not use a flexible but economical solution which you can easily set up and optimize - WordPress 3.0? With 77% or more Americans and Canadians using the internet, having a website can make or break a company; in fact, having no website or a poor website even showed on a list of …Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on August 19, 2011 at 3:44pm — No Comments
In the months following my mother's diagnosis with emphysema I had complete faith in her doctor. After all, she had been seeing him for a number of years and he seemed nice and quite knowledgeable.
With the continued deterioration of her condition I was losing that faith not only in her doctor, but in the medical industry as a whole and…Continue
Added by W. Greg Miller on August 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
"An army marches on its stomach." A quote attributed to both Napoleon and Frederick the Great. Regardless of which one said it we can apply the principle to the unknown pathogen army. The unknown pathogen is certainly thriving in the lungs of emphysema patients at least partially because it has a food supply so I decided the first think I would do is try and take the food supply away.
Added by W. Greg Miller on August 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
In our last few blogs on retirement planning, we have emphasized the obvious - have lots of money on hand - as well have a plan for retirement that includes how will spend your time, where you will live, whether you will work elsewhere, etc. As a Baby Boomer, you may have grown up in the free and easy 60's and 70's where you valued spontaneity, but years of living have undoubtedly convinced you of the need to plan. Here are a few more "life housekeeping" things to…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on August 15, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments
Following a brief conversation earlier this week with a woman I’d known only peripherally during my corporate days, I continued to feel off balance, as if something from my past kept tugging at me, but my mind refused to acknowledge it.
She shared with me that one of her teenage sons had…Continue
Added by Evelyn Kalinosky on August 13, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments
My mother was diagnosed with emphysema and COPD at the beginning of 2003. Although signs of the disease were not yet visible I knew what was coming. I had worked in a hospital admitting department before and during college and remembered admitting the patients diagnosed with emphysema. With each admission they appeared a bit more disheveled, exhausted and emaciated until I eventually no longer saw them. I knew they had succumbed…Continue
Added by W. Greg Miller on August 12, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments
Just like brick and mortar businesses, online businesses start with a good idea and some serious planning. Because they often require less up-front investment than a physical business, you may be able to start a lucrative online business with less capital, but for best results, don't skimp on the planning.
What is your business about? Though your business is online, you are not limited in what you are selling. You can make "not sold in stores" widgets…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on August 12, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Have you heard about the Positive Aging Conference in LA in December? Four of our Life Strategists are preparing an experiential presentation, entitled Retiring to Passion, Purpose and Promise that will assist people in designing a personal roadmap to create an extraordinary life. We're all boomers and are looking forward to connecting with like minded folks who are committed to making a significant contribution in the world and living life with vibrancy and joy.
Added by Kay Prince on August 10, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments
One tastes like plain ol’ vanilla, the other Cherry Garcia: cherry ice cream with whole cherries and mega pieces of dark chocolate. Hmmm, well it’s almost 100 degrees as I write this, and I guess…Continue
Added by Evelyn Kalinosky on August 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Some people want to work until the undertaker carries them away, while others await the day when they can quit working and focus on other areas of life. Neither attitude is "wrong," but in either case, you should plan for retirement. Even if you find work very satisfying, changes in your health or in your job could force you to change your plans in an instant. Some degree of planning for retirement is necessary for everyone, even if you don't want to…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on August 8, 2011 at 6:51pm — No Comments
Philosophically, you may believe that as resident of an affluent western country, you have a responsibility to the rest of the world, which might include helping people there earn a sustainable income. Your principles may be stretched a bit when you have to call for service on your phone or computer and find that tech support has been outsourced to a foreign country. You wait forever, only to reach someone who responds in broken English,…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on August 5, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments
Have we lost it? Has The Establishment proved victorious? Politicians on both sides of the aisle claiming “Change” have only succeeded in “Changing” the world’s impression of America. Bureaucrats remained bureaucratic. Our generation, high on ideals, fell victim to a life of status quo, regardless of the stakes. Have all we done was to aid and abet the Establishment to flourish? We all know why we bought-in. That isn’t important. It’s what we do now with our passion: for a life that could…Continue
Added by TB Fisher on August 3, 2011 at 3:53am — No Comments
Our society pressures people to work longer, especially since life expectancy has increased and social programs like social security are strapped. If you are healthy and want to retire in your mid-60s, you must have all your financial ducks in a row if you want to maintain a style of life similar to your most productive working years - plus have a plan for the rest of your life. Though plans can go awry, you do not want to assume a vow of poverty in your retirement years.…Continue
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