It could be that woman find their independence in living alone. Women tend to naturally cultivate friendships, easily share experiences to ward off loneliness and often create a web of support around themselves. In this study, women valued their independence, their strength in overcoming difficulties and their courage in creating a life of their own.
Economic concerns are a driving force for retired women living abroad. There is also the spirit of adventure especially in good health. The longing for breaking away from old habits and patterns and becoming someone new is fitting for this generation of retirees and women are on the leading edge of moving outside the U.S. read more
Good tips for retirees on frugal living, for example: Sign up for gift registries. While newlyweds use them all the time retirees can also use them. Registering for everything from bedding to dishes saves money because when you purchase for yourself registries often come with periodic discounts.
Have an emergency fund set up first and pay off any high interest credit cards. Take a look at these six common sense small investment opportunities including investing tips that are practical and provide a good understanding on real life options for growing your money read more
As a society we are not adapting to the new economy says Harvard Business Review: Job security no longer exists, and the good wages, generous benefits and secure retirement that used to be guaranteed with full-time employment are in decline or have disappeared… Business schools themselves are increasingly staffed with part-time adjunct faculty, yet their degrees are still designed to prepare students to be full-time employees in full-time jobs…
The Social Security earnings limit for people age 65 and younger will increase from $15,720 in 2016 to $16,920 in 2017…once you turn age 66 Social Security payments are no longer withheld if you work and receive benefits at the same time and your payments will be increased to give you credit for any part of your benefit that was withheld in the past. Check out the 6 Social Security changes coming in 2017
You would think by the time you are a boomer ready to launch a business you would know the secret to success. This article is really good for aspiring boomer business owners especially the last paragraph because it hits 5 nails on the head to getting it going….good article