The Four Steps to Creating a Retirement Lifestyle Business

The Four Steps to Creating a Retirement Lifestyle Business

If you are one of the 80,000 Baby Boomers who is approaching or currently in retirement and looking for a way to generate income to supplement your savings, Social Security, and pension – you are NOT alone!

This is what I call this the 3-legged stool.

If one leg is broken, your retirement could be in jeopardy.

Many of the women I work with are looking for a way to produce extra income by starting a business that will allow them to leverage their unique abilities and talents as well as give them the freedom to travel, take care of themselves, and give back. I believe for most Boomers, the new retirement solution will be a combination of working, learning, and sharing with a lot of fun included. (more…)

Retire TO something, not FROM something!

Retire TO something, not FROM something!

“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…)

Unretirement: How You Too Can Take Control Of Your Life

Unretirement: How You Too Can Take Control Of Your Life

This Works For Anyone, Anytime… You Should Try It Now

I made my first international move, from Baltimore, Maryland, to Waterford, Ireland, with the support of my longtime employer who’d given me the marching orders to establish an EU base for that firm.

I did not choose Waterford but the idea of an adventure in the Old World, something I’d daydreamed about since I was a young girl. Waterford and Ireland were happy accidents.

I made my second international move, from Waterford to Paris, again with the support ofthe firm I’d by that time become a partner in. However, this time I chose the destination. My family and I wanted to be in Paris, and my business partner accommodated the agenda. (more…)

Smart Women Tip #15 –  Estate Planning: Planning for the Unexpected

Smart Women Tip #15 – Estate Planning: Planning for the Unexpected

Almost 20 years ago when my mother married my step-father, they came to me for estate and financial planning.  My parents created their own trusts and set-up some assets in joint accounts.  To simplify things, they consolidated all financial assets into a brokerage account with American Express Financial Advisors, and I was their financial planner.

Everything was perfect, right?  Well almost. (more…)

Smart Women Tip:  #14 – Could Your Money Personality be Sabotaging Your Marriage?

Smart Women Tip: #14 – Could Your Money Personality be Sabotaging Your Marriage?

It’s hard to believe that my husband, Mark, and I just celebrated our 32nd anniversary this month. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful relationship with my husband. He’s not only my partner, but he’s also my best friend and loudest cheerleader. Our marriage has always been strong, but I confess that I wish I had known then what I know now … especially regarding money psychology or money personality.

According to a survey by SunTrust Bank, money is the leading cause of stress in relationships. Although divorce rates are falling, nearly 40% of all marriages are dissolved before a couple reaches their ten-year anniversary. Again, money is the primary culprit. I realize no one enters a marriage with the anticipation of ending it, but there are ways to safeguard your union. (more…)

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