Retired Professional Women: Finding Your New Identity And Work

By Karen Wagner and Erica Baird, Next Avenue Contributors Credit: Shutterstock If you’re a retired boomer woman professional, once you accept, gracefully or not, that you are retired, there is a lot to be said for this new status. Absent family obligations, you may be able to do exactly what you…

Meteora Monasteries: A Guide To Greece’s Mythical Landscape

Nature is like an artist working on landscapes; using small brush strokes on a canvas, taking millions of years to paint, and yet the masterpiece is never completed. In the case of the Meteora monasteries, it seems that the painter went a bit more abstract than usual by abandoning the typically…

June Performance Update (Day 2006): Mrs. 1500’s Next Husband

My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. My Favorite Employees…

50 Visa Free Countries For Travellers & Digital Nomads

This is the ultimate list of visa free countries for backpackers, travellers, digital nomads and remote workers. I’ve created this list because we know how frustrating visa research can be. You’ve chosen the perfect travel destination and started to plan and prepare for an epic trip. But, in many places…

GenX Retirement Won’t Be A Fantasy With These 4 Steps

GenX retirement could be a pipe dream if…  In a recent survey, 84% of GenXers surveyed said that retiring at 65 is a fantasy. The reality, though, is that GenXer retirement doesn’t need to be a pipe dream. GenXer Retirement Won’t Be A Fantasy With These 4 Steps -Photo by…

3 Reasons Why Renting A Home May Beat Buying

Shutterstock When it comes to buying vs. renting a house, there is always a passionate debate about which makes the most financial sense. Both sides have valid points, so it can be a bit confusing. The recent changes in the tax law have also made owning a home less financially…

Five Point 401(k) Checklist: Creating A Healthy Account

401(k) ChecklistJohnson Brunetti Can you believe over 52 million Americans have over 4 trillion dollars invested in 401(k) accounts? While most understand the mechanics behind the 401(k) – allowing workers to save and invest a portion of their paycheck before taxes are taken out – many are not aware that…

Gen X & The (Financial) Middle Child Syndrome

Generational divides have always existed. From our great-grandparents to our grandparents to our parents to our children, each generation is unique in their approach to their financial lives. One of the major differences between each generation is how they approach retirement. We surveyed Americans over the age of 18 on…

Why Less-educated Men Retire Younger

July 12, 2018 Why Less-educated Men Retire Younger Men with high school diplomas are retiring around age 63 – three years before college-educated men.  The gap in their retirement ages used to be smaller. The reasons behind the current disparity are explained in a review of research studies on the…

Happy Retirement, How To Live Well In Your Golden Years

Happy retirement tips to enjoy your golden years. (Via Getty Images) When I talk to the happiest retirees I know, their retirement joy is rarely about the money. On the other hand, when I talk to retired people who are not enjoying retirement, financial stress is often a major culprit. Are…