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The Umbrella Boy – A Retiree’s Tale of Summer on the Beach

Monday, February 13th, 2017   10:51 pm |  Category:   Life  |  Add Comment  
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My “Senior” Gap Year

Friday, February 10th, 2017   11:12 pm |  Category:   Life, Travel  |  Add Comment  
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The seeds of a Senior Gap Year abroad—the age-old British tradition of spending time far from home—were sown when I was 22 and doing graduate work in France’s Loire Valley. It was 1979, and my time abroad ignited a love affair with France and uncovered a wanderlust that compelled me to travel the continent.   …more

Boomer Bane: Cuteness and Backhanded Compliments

Friday, February 3rd, 2017   3:47 pm |  Category:   Life  |  Add Comment  
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Are you the epitome of the sizzling ageless boomer babe that women envy or try to emulate? Do you work hard to stay in shape, look hot in your skinny jeans and project an “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar” image in your leather biker jacket? When you walk into a room of your peers, …more

All I Got for Christmas Was a Colonoscopy

Sunday, January 29th, 2017   3:39 pm |  Category:   Health, Humor, Life  |  Add Comment  
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Christmas has come and gone. The presents have long been stored away in a closet or taken back to the store and returned. The last of the Christmas cookies and candy have disappeared and the decorations are safe in their boxes for another year.   While it is already well into January as I write …more

Long-Term Care: The Most Overlooked Decision in Retirement Planning

Thursday, January 26th, 2017   5:09 pm |  Category:   Finance  |  Add Comment  
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When meeting with clients and preparing financial plans, long-term care, or “facing incapacity,” is by far the most difficult subject to bring up. Clients seem to have little difficulty facing their own mortality and preparing to provide for survivors after they are gone. Bring up long-term care, including the possibility of needing help with daily …more

Relentless Pursuit

Monday, January 23rd, 2017   5:14 pm |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports, Life  |  Add Comment  
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I have been asked to speak to a group of aspiring authors about lessons I have learned since I began my writing journey over a decade ago. The mistakes made and a few successes while researching, writing, publishing, and marketing five books, four nonfiction and one novel, have taught me a lot. And I have …more

Retirement Cash: Bellybutton Lint Farming

Saturday, January 21st, 2017   3:29 pm |  Category:   Humor  |  5 Comments  
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When you work in the agri-business field, people just naturally expect you to be a walking Wikipedia when it comes to farm related matters. I receive at least a dozen calls a day from people asking for advice on topics ranging from growing peanuts to how many bones are in a chicken’s neck.   Another …more

Our Debut Novel Illuminates Creative New Paths for Retirees

Thursday, January 12th, 2017   11:06 pm |  Category:   Humor, Life  |  4 Comments  
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Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel, then having it become a best seller and maybe even a blockbuster movie? Well, that was my husband Ned’s expectation since I spent my career as a writer and editor for popular newsstand magazines. When you retire, you could have more time, and you may want to …more

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