Journalists Turn to Marcia

Having in-depth knowledge about a topic as complex as retirement is one thing. Being able to translate those complexities into meaningful language for non-financial folks is something else. Marcia is well-known for bringing dry, jargon-laden, technical retirement language into everyday life. That’s why reporters seek her out. She’s also a respected source among journalists who […] more

Boomers in Action

Baby Boomers are doing some of the most interesting things as they look forward to or live in retirement. They are approaching the whole idea of “retirement” with reckless abandon!  As in, they are often abandoning the recent traditional ideas about what a retiree can or should do. Boomers are involved in every aspect of […] more

What’s the Deal with Retirement Planning for Women? Hot off the press, it’s my first book!

When I was 10, my family moved from upstate New York to Harrodsburg – the birthplace of Kentucky. It was a small town in the central Bluegrass Region, right in the heart of horse country. James Harrod (a compatriot of Daniel Boone) founded the town back in 1774. It was the first permanent settlement west […] more

Social Security: It’s a Big Financial Decision

Back in 1935 when Social Security made its debut, the government had to all but force older Americans to claim their benefits. Today, the situation couldn’t be more different.  Baby Boomers reaching retirement age can’t wait to get their hands on this benefit.  It seems that everyone knows the earliest you can claim is age […] more

A Reporter Asks 10 Retirement Gurus for Their New Year’s Resolutions

Like many folks, turning the calendar from the old year to the new brings high hopes for making this one a better year.  There is the promise of doing more things better and making it all worthwhile—or making changes and fresh starts.  Personally, I love the idea of the new beginning and a fresh start.  […] more

Headline: Here are 10 Retirement Resolutions (According to Experts) To Make In 2018

Janet Kidd Stewart, reporter for the Tribune News Service, talked to Marcia and 9 other retirement and financial gurus about their financial resolutions for the New Year. Read the full article in the StarTribune> more

10 Things We’ve Learned on our “Next 10 Adventure”

 Eighteen months ago, Dan and I took a big (and some would say “crazy”) leap by moving from the house where we raised our girls to “the country”.  Okay, it’s really just down the highway a bit to Hanover, MA, and not to Oklahoma! We managed to start downsizing (a “limited downsizing”), bought a fixer-upper, […] more

Headline: What To Do If You’re Looking At Early Retirement

In this guest contributor article for, Marcia interviewed two women in their early 50s who faced the decision whether to “retire” when offered an early exit package.  How did they decide what to do?  Read the full article on>   more

Thanksgiving Parade Surprise: Baby Boomer Drum & Bugle Corps Members!

Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved going to a parade.  It doesn’t really matter if it’s a small town parade or a fancy one with all kinds of floats and fanfare.  It can be a 4th of July parade, a homecoming parade, or an Easter parade.  The crown jewel of parades is, of course, […] more

Retirement Doesn’t Have to Be Fancy. “I Just Want Some Victuals on the Table.”

Working for 45 years is a big deal.  That’s a lot of years in the rear view mirror. By age 60, working people are often tired; by 65 they are downright exhausted.  It’s especially hard for people who have spent those 45 years on their feet.  Martha is one such person, a delightful woman who […] more

Social Security: Freezing Your Credit Does Not Protect Your Social Security Account

 In light of the recent breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, as well as the ongoing breaches at most every place we shop, consumers have been advised to place a credit freeze on their account or take extra steps to protect and monitor their credit history.  It’s extremely important […] more

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