Making A Difference

How to make a difference in your community

IMG_3423Start by volunteering at the local public charities and nonprofits in your spare time. To make this a lifelong commitment, make a list of the things you like to do and the organizations that provide those services in your community. Once the list is finished, review and pick the top 2-3 things you like to do and start to plan. Read more

Sources of Income

If you are in the 99% of people who have not saved enough for retirement, you need to keep a part-time job during retirement. Most people need to keep engaged to remain young and healthy. Most boomers also need to have a job to ensure enough income comes in to take care of the bills. Below are some suggestions on how to have enough income to pay for your bills in your later years. If you have been savvy enough, you have enough investments, pension and social security income to pay for all expenses. But, if not, you need to have a job to supplement your income.

Book Covers

IMG_3547How important are book covers in getting you to read a book?I find that having sleek book covers are very important in getting me to read a book. It has to have a good description of the plot, the main characters, great pictures and good reviews. I believe that is the hook to get me to pick up, buy, borrow, and read a book. Read more

Changes

Changes

IMG_1067What changes do you need to make to your lifestyle to remain healthy in your 60’s & beyond.

Now that you’re older and finished with raising kids together with the requisite house in the suburbs, 2 cars, a dog, a cat and assorted pets, you need to stop and take stock of your current lifestyle situation.

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Ready To Retire

Are you ready to retire?

Ready To RetireHave you made a plan & implemented it so that you can safely retire?? Most people either plan themselves or use a financial advisor to plan it for them. The focus is on financial advise but retirement is much more than that. You need to look at the key things you will be doing, need during retirement. After all your retirement can be a long one of about 30 years and you need to be ready and focused as you implement your plan.  Read more

Winter Project

Having a winter project to keep you busy

Now that its cold outside and we seem to be having a lot of snowstorms, it is good to have an indoors project to keep you busy during the winter months. You can pick a project such as building that bookcase you always wanted to or redecorate your study. Either way, while it is cold outside, you can be working on your project indoors where it is warm. Read more

Pantry

Name five things in your pantry and what do they do

pantryMy pantry tends to have quite a few things that are needed to live on during the month. The five things I have in stock during my latest pantry check were: Sugar, flour, cans of vegetables (beans, corn, peas, soups), boxes of spaghetti and lasagna, and a box of candles. Read more

Housing Trends

Housing Trends for Baby Boomers

Housing Trends

Once you are ready to retire, how should you choose your retirement destination. There are several housing trends right now on what to do. Some people are trading down, some are moving in together, some move closer to their kids, some choose a retirement community, others choose to live together, and some just stay put where they are. The key thing is plan your strategy and choose carefully.  Read more