FDIC: FDIC Consumer News Summer 2013 – For Seniors: 15 Quick Tips for Protecting Your Finances

As women of a certain age and also men of a certain age we must protect our money if we want to be happier in retirement.  Here is a good article from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) that you might find helpful.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.


Still True This Thanksgiving

“We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.”
Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation


Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Women and Retirement–Good Article

I love it when I ask my students at what age do they plan to retire.  I get a wide variety of answers–from 35 to 75. There are even young ladies who profess they will never work, so therefore they will never retire.

One of my favorite columnist, Mr. Rodney Brooks who is published in the USA Today among other publications had a wonderful article on women and retirement that I thought you might like.  Take a look and contemplate on what Mr. Brooks has to say.  Traveling, taking classes and so much more will probably cost more than you think.


*How are you planning for your retirement–please share with us. Here’s something that I did.

**I retired from one career and started another one.  It has been fun, and it has allowed me the opportunity to do more of the things that I want to do.  How are you planning for your retirement?  Share with us!!

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.   No matter how old you are, you can still save a little more for that retirement.

Double Duty

It is one of those days–you know how it is, you have a lot to do at work, it’s another workout day and your hair appointment is two days off.  So what is a girl to do?  I look to alternative hair that is also my alternative hair for exercising–I learned that from Wendy Williams.  This alternative hair has to look good enough for work and functional enough for exercising. Not all alternative hair can pull double duty.


On my way to work with alternative double duty hair, a little Bobbi Brown Bronzing Power in Deep 4, Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Crimson and a little mascara that you can’t see. I am ready for work and exercise.



At the end of my workout.  I did brush my alternative hair.  I can reapply my lipstick and now stop by the supermarket without scaring the little children.  As women of a certain age, we don’t control much, but we can control how we look and feel.  Let’s exercise, and don’t let our hair be our excuse because “thisis(our)yourbestyear”.

Celebrate All Year



It’s November and I am still celebrating my October birthday. I’ve decided to celebrate my birthday all year because “thisisyour(my)bestyear”.

I have always wanted to see the opera Carmen, and when I heard the Dallas Opera was performing it I knew I had to get there. It was performed in the beautiful Winspear Opera House.

Carmen was played by Clementine Margaine who was making her succesful American debut. It was wonderful.

I will celebrate my birthday all year for the rest of my life because each day is special. Here’s hoping that you will celebrate your birthday all year because “thisisyourbestyear”.

In Dark Times

On my way out of the door to do the Toro Dash 5k my mentor, my friend, my sister called and told me her son was gone. He had died. There are no words to express my feelings.  When my sorority sister arrived to go to the race we decided to go instead to my friend. As a woman of a certain age and a Christian, I know that death will come to all, but my heart is full of sorrow for my dear friend in the loss of her first born.  We must praise God even in the dark times. To God Be The Glory!