What your mom and grandma would have told you if they knew
As a young adult, it made me angry when someone implied that men and women are different because that showed they were prejudiced.
I saw that as the old, unenlightened thinking. I smugly believed I knew the truth: everyone was the same, regardless of gender. (more…)
“The Secret to Successful Retirement is to Retire TO Something
Not FROM Something.” – Katana Abbott
With over 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, the dream of having enough money saved up to support you through the second half of your life can be daunting.
According to a study by the National Institute on Retirement Security, “The average working household has virtually no retirement savings. When all households are included— not just households with retirement accounts—the median retirement account balance is $3,000 and $12,000.” (more…)
“Should you ever find yourself on your path, moving along in spite of fear, wondering if you’re ready or not to rise to the next level, chances are great that you will not be ready.”
Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe
Are we ever really ready?
Wouldn’t it be better to wait until it’s perfect?
All of us have been there, that time in our life when we were being called to step into our greatness; to leave that job, to release that relationship, to take that new position, give a speech, write that book. (more…)
It’s amazing what goodies lurk in my article and report collection.
Just when I was feeling overwhelmed and not coming up with a topic to write about this week, I found a gem in my file drawer.
That’s where I keep a file folder labeled Article Ideas, especially for a day like today, when no handy idea pops into my brain to share with you. (more…)
As women, we are often expected to fill multiple roles: that of a loving mother, career woman, supportive wife or partner, volunteer in the community and, at some point for many, a new role—that of caregiver to our parents or loved ones.
For the last 30 years, I have helped clients plan for their “golden years,” including how they will address the issues of aging and how to remain independent. I have recently experienced this myself; I was the Designated Daughter for my own parents. Because my parents and I had “the important conversations” and did the proper planning, I was prepared when I received that Call in the Night. Part of creating the life of your dreams is making sure you address all the what ifs in your life. Skipping this step can create unpleasant complications that can be avoided. Our parents and loved ones are living longer, and we need to know how this might affect our lives and be prepared with a plan. (more…)