Retirement

Filing Early for Social Security Retirement Benefits Leads to Some Drawbacks

By Heidi Frankel  ~ This year, 2019, marks the first time more than half of baby boomers in the United States are age 62 or older. More than 38 million people are fast approaching a major life decision: “When should I take my Social Security benefits?” In its Annual Statistical Supplement for 2018, the Social

Be Cautious—Criminals are Looking for Your Social Security Data

By David G. Freitag, Financial Planning Consultant with MassMutual ~ Does this sound like a scene from a movie? Bob is relaxing at home after a crazy day at the office. He checks his voicemail messages on his phone and is startled to hear this message from a stranger: “This is a call from fraud

Retirementhood: Next Exit

By Sue Mintz ~   Is your blinker on — or have you already taken the exit? Where and what the heck is Retirementhood? We travel through different “hoods” during our lifetime: Childhood, Tweenhood, Young Adulthood, Older Adulthood, Parenthood, Grandparenthood, and so on. Entering each “hood” takes us to a new phase in life, filled

Retirement: Is Your Marriage Ready?

By Sue Mintz ~ “I married you for better or worse, but not for lunch,” Jody read in an article about retirement planning, and she could relate! This is what partners often feel after the “new normal” of retirement sets in. Jody found that her retirement honeymoon was over. Now, she and her husband, John,

Preparing for a Fail-Safe Retirement

By Sue Mintz ~ My friend, Emily, was in her early 60s. She had worked her way up the corporate ladder and loved her position in the company, knowing she was making a difference. Guess what kept her up at night? The decision to continue working or retire. Her employees told her she was a

Thoughts from a 50+ Minimalist

By Glen Spielbaur I admit it, I’m frugal, but I live life the way I want and enjoy every minute. Here are a few of my suggestions for the 50+ generations who want to live a minimalist lifestyle. Housing Many people live in larger more expensive homes that they don’t really need – even after

A Retirement Coach is Like a Golf Caddie

Imagine an amateur golfer playing in the Masters Tournament. Or even a professional golfer playing in the tournament without a caddie to talk through challenging shots. Do you think the results would be anything other than disastrous? A retirement coach is like a golf caddie. No, we are not here to carry and wash clubs.

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Giving Back to the Community Business Leaders Help the Next Generation of Start-Ups

By Bruce Quernemoen   Are you ready to start that business you’ve dreamed of, but don’t know where to begin? Then come to SCORE, where business leaders from the community will share their experiences and help you make your new venture a success! Originally founded in 1964, SCORE is a national, all-volunteer organization with more

Being “Fit” in Retirement

When planning for retirement, have you planned to do anything other than being financially “fit”? Complement being financially “fit” with being “fit” emotionally, socially and physically. Here are some suggestions to help you reach that goal. 1 Plan something to look forward to As with any change, retirement can be challenging. When going through times

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