Our USA Today Best Years Magazine Interview

We were interviewed by the award winning journalist Jennifer E. Mabry for the USA Today Best Years (Fabulous Living at 50+) 2019 Fall/Winter edition. The topic of the discussion was “50–Embracing Midlife”. It is a topic that “thisisyourbestyear” is very familiar with.

Adding to the conversation were three other women of a certain age. They were Amy Yontef-McCrath who is a volunteer extraordinaire who sat a goal of volunteering to at least 50 projects between birthday 49 and 50. She completed it with time to spare, and is now deciding upon the next goal for this part of her life.

Also included in the conversation was relationship expert and therapist Dr. Audrey Chapman. She gave insight into being mentally and physically healthy as we mature. Brigid Schulte who is an author and journalist discussed work-life balance as we enter different phases of our life.

It was our honor to be included in this conversation. The link to the article is below. You can purchase the magazine at your local news stands or on line on the USA Today Magazines site.

Embracing Midlife

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. You are never too old to live your best life and do the “happy dance”–we are proof. Just go for it.

Seven Big Mistakes to Avoid in First Year of Retirement

Mr. Rodney Brooks has such good suggestions for those that are thinking about retirement.  Here is another one that I think will make you think about how you can make your retirement a “good” one.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2013/12/02/retire-pension-financial-invest/3757971/

You can read Mr. Brooks columns in the USA Today or you can follow him on twitter at Rodney Brooks@Perfiguy

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and you want your retirement to be “awesome”.

  

 

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.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/brooks/2013/11/18/retirement-women-401k-financial-planners-social-security/3618389/

*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.

Retire and Continue to Work–Say What?

Mr. Rodney Brooks is on target again. How many of us have said that we will continue to work after we retire? I am one of those that said it, but I did plan, and it did work out. Take a look at Mr. Brooks’ article and see what obstacles you might be up against when seeking employment after retirement.

work after retirement

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/brooks/2013/08/26/retirement-encore-careers-age-discrimination/2693259/

You can follow Mr. Rodney Brooks on twitter at RodneyBrooks@Perfiguy