• So, When Are You Going to Retire?

    Wow, again this week, one of my clients asked me that question. Holy moly, do I look that bad? I ran to the mirror to get some sort of reading that decrepitude had taken over. Nothing has really changed since I looked in the mirror. No sudden hair loss, sagging jowls or precipitous hair growing […]
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  • DAGNABBIT

    It’s been a long-time coming, but it came. I remember when I turned 50 and received an invitation to become a member of AARP. I hid the invitation. I didn’t want to go to that party. I was too young, still too full of myself. A senior? Forget it! Last week, while checking out of […]
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  • The IRS Is Calling: Is It For Real This Time?

    There was a great line from the movie, Network… “I’m mad as hell and I am not going to take this anymore.” That line is very fitting for me because I am mad! A few months ago, I wrote an article on IRS scams in which people are called and informed that they owe back […]
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  • RETRACTION, RENEGING, BACKTRACKING

    A few months ago, I wrote a post advising that seniors don’t need to bring someone with them to a doctor’s appointment. I am dogged about keeping our independence as we age, but today, I am changing my mind… Since writing that post, I spoke to one of my clients who recently visited her doctor. […]
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  • PERAMBULATING FOR HEALTH

    My father liked to write letters, stories or words of wisdom. Most of the letters he wrote were to politicians, presidents especially, with recommendations. After he wrote these letters, he threw them away because this was his way of venting. Feeling nostalgic recently, I looked through some of his papers and found a letter that […]
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  • When Sunshine Is Not Free

    Have you always believed that sunshine is free? Isn’t it a gift to feel the sunrays touch your face? Maybe, or maybe not, especially when those sun rays are connected to solar panels sold to my clients by fraudsters. Here is the pitch: Are you fed up with the high cost of energy? Tired of […]
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  • Financial Abuse of the Elderly: Insight and Tips to Protect Yourself & Your Loved Ones

    As some of you may know, I write a monthly column – As I See It –  for an online publication called Age in Place. I was honored to also have an opportunity to interview with the editor of the publication, Mark Hager, for a feature called Smart Retirement Life. In the interview, I talk […]
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  • The Secret to Staying Relevant with Kids and Grandkids

    Can you imagine if, today, Alexander Graham Bell picked up the phone to call his kids and had to leave a message for them? Leaving messages on the phone for our kids or grandkids is the proverbial, whistling in the wind. No one hears it. A few months ago, I talked about the importance of […]
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  • What’s in your wallet?

    A few days ago, I was in a store watching someone pay for her items at checkout. When the cashier asked her for her credit card, she produced a wallet that was bulging with papers, bills, receipts and what could have been the remainder of an old peanut butter cracker! She found the credit card […]
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