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The Pros and Cons of Living With Friends in Older Age
By Denise Logeland
The Pros and Cons of Living With Friends in Older Age
I’ve heard my friends say this, and maybe you have, too — or maybe you’ve said it yourself: “We should all move in together when we get older!” Alice Alexander, executive director of the Cohousing Association of the United States, says talk among friends is often how cohousing communities get started, including the Durham Central…
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Work in Retirement: Go From Customer to Employee
By Chris Farrell
Work in Retirement: Go From Customer to Employee
Most Americans age 50 and older plan on working past 65, according to the new survey Working Longer: The Disappearing Divide Between Work Life and Retirement from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Many will shift to part-time jobs. “The world definitely isn’t like it used to be when retirees withdrew from the…
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Why Your Relationship Needs Forgiveness
By Barb DePree, M.D.
Why Your Relationship Needs Forgiveness
By the time we reach midlife, we’ve experienced all kinds of things in our relationships, some good, some bad. It’s great to think back on the positive experiences once in a while, maybe even re-live them from time to time. For the negative experiences, that’s not such a good idea. MoreRebounding from My Husband’s Financial…
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What It Takes to Be a Successful 50+ Business Owner
By Richard Eisenberg
What It Takes to Be a Successful 50+ Business Owner
Some professors do their research in laboratories or libraries. But when Utah State University business school’s Michael Glauser wanted to learn what successful small business owners in small-town America had in common, he hopped on a bike. With his son Jay and two others from his My New Enterprise team, in the summer of 2014,…
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3 Easy Ways to Supplement Social Security in Retirement
By Stephen L. Antczak
3 Easy Ways to Supplement Social Security in Retirement
Concerned that Social Security and whatever savings you have won’t be enough to retire adequately? Consider supplementing your retirement income through one of these three easy methods: Providing Home Care Betty Howard of Piggot, Ark., now in her eighties, has brought in extra cash in retirement through several gigs looking in on older women nearby.…
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5 Tips to Help Women Work Longer
By Kerry Hannon
5 Tips to Help Women Work Longer
Women are working longer before retiring, or working part-time in retirement, and that’s a good thing. Let’s start with the big picture and why I find this trend to be a silver lining for boomer women — both financially and spiritually. Then I’ll offer some advice on ways women can successfully stay on the job…
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The Truth About Social Security’s Solvency and You
By Chris Farrell
The Truth About Social Security’s Solvency and You
Social Security’s recently released 2016 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees on the system’s financial condition is 272 pages long and a doorstop. The report is dense, full of detailed tables and conservative projections — a policy wonk’s dream. The dry recitation of numbers in its opening sentences are a powerful reminder, however, of…
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An Invitation to Dump Your Obligations
By Achim Nowak
An Invitation to Dump Your Obligations
It seems like the impossible dream: To carve out unobligated time. We often complain that we don’t have enough time to do all the things we wish to do. For many of us, it’s a true statement. We truly don’t have enough time. We ardently desire a “time out” from our obligations. Some call this…
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The Secret to a Long Marriage
By Candy Schulman
The Secret to a Long Marriage
When I mention I recently celebrated my 40th wedding anniversary, friends stare incredulously as if to say, “How is that possible?” I joke that I was a child bride in an arranged marriage, sold with a dowry to the highest bidder. The truth is I did vow “I do” at 23. My husband, Steve, and…
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Pssst! A Little-Known Way Job Seekers Can Hear About Hidden Jobs
By Nancy Collamer
Pssst! A Little-Known Way Job Seekers Can Hear About Hidden Jobs
If you’re considering a job switch, chances are you’ve already updated your resumé, polished your LinkedIn profile and signed up for job alerts. But if you want to tap into the hidden job market — the 80 percent of job openings that are never advertised — I’ve got another to-do for you: Join a talent…
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