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Golden Years

Monday, June 15th, 2015   2:59 pm |  Category:   Health, Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

“This isn’t what I thought my golden years would be.” My father’s words echoed in a time-lapse soundtrack that played back regularly in the recesses of my memory. He was a self-made, hardworking man, not given to complaining or griping, even when he had good cause. So his oft-repeated remorse about his disappointing golden years …more

Seven Tips for Older Entrepreneurs

Monday, April 27th, 2015   2:15 pm |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports, Jobs/Volunteer   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Thinking of joining the ranks of boomer entrepreneurs? You’re in good company. Some of the world’s best-known products and companies had creators who were late bloomers.   Sam Walton opened his first Walmart when he was 44 years old. Ray Kroc started McDonald’s in his 50s. Colonel Harland Sanders was in his 60s when Kentucky …more

You better Belize it

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015   4:00 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Retirement locations, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I didn’t expect to see a scarlet poinsettia flowering in the jungle, but there it was. More gangly and much larger than the Christmas plants we buy in England or America. “You better Belize it” as they say round here! We were on Mr Eladio Pop’s cacao farm, deep in the rainforest of southern Belize. …more

International Volunteering for Professionals

Friday, March 13th, 2015   3:24 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

There is a demand for professional service volunteers in the developing world and international volunteering can add a fulfilling dimension to your life. A volunteer has the ability to travel, learn new cultures, and contribute to the enhancement of others’ lives while enhancing one’s own.   Volunteer sending organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are seeking …more

Goldenson Center National Retirement Sustainability Index

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015   4:46 pm |  Category:   Finance, Health, Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

The concept of a Retirement Index is not new. There are several measures of financial readiness for retirement, both on a broad national level as well as at a more segmented level. Some well-known national indices include the National Retirement Risk Index by Boston College, the International Retirement Security Survey by AARP and the Retirement …more

Children’s Theater School

Friday, February 6th, 2015   12:13 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Have you ever gone to a movie or a stage play and fanaticized that you could have performed as good as the actor in the performance? Have you ever fanaticized what being a director of a play would be like?   If the answer is yes to either question or you have another theatrical itch …more

Joining the Peace Corps at 71

Friday, January 30th, 2015   10:39 am |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

It was the early ‘60s and I was deciding which format to choose for my wedding invitations when I heard President Kennedy announce the formation of a new international volunteer organization—the Peace Corps. I stopped what I was doing and gave my full attention to the TV and thought, “WOW, would I love to do …more

Volunteering or Voluntourism?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014   3:58 pm |  Category:   Jobs/Volunteer   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

Whether retired baby-boomers or gap-year kids, it seems more and more people are getting involved in international volunteering. What is it, and how do you choose which project to get involved in? Chris and I have just started on our full-time travelling career, and spend time either renting apartments in interesting places around the world, …more

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