Learning to Love Investing Is Like Learning to Love Football

You’ve heard the phrases “you can’t win if you don’t play” and “the rich get richer”.  It’s true. Those with money are playing the game of investing and are using what they have to increase wealth through exposure to the market.  Successful investors understand there’s a catch:  when you invest, you could lose.  That’s a […] more

Seize Your Opportunities – Even After You Turn 60

Becoming a successful investor is one thing.  Building your own investment analysis and research company, well now, that is a different thing altogether.  Meet Sandy Chaikin.  She is the co-founder of Chaikin Analytics, a ground-breaking stock research & analysis company that helps investors get better results when choosing individual stocks. Sandy and her husband, Marc, […] more

Ladies: How Big Is Your Freedom Fund?

Many Boomer women have been part of a couple for 30 or more years by now. Some may have worked outside the home; others devoted themselves to being at-home moms; and, still others chose to do both.  Women are the ultimate jugglers and multi-taskers managing home, children, spouse, work, elderly parents and more! Don’t Forget […] more

The Next 10: Adventures of Courageous (Crazy?) “Empty-Nesters-Not-Retired”

I turned 55 this year and wondered with astonishment how I got here—more than half a century has flown by.  Even when I shake my head or squeeze my eyes shut, there is still the fact that I’m 55 and getting older every day.  As I travel on my journey through life, there’s a lot […] more

Shoe Shopping in Retirement? You Betcha!

Let’s face it. If there is anything women know and love, it’s our shoes. Beyond the excesses of the rich and famous with their closets full of expensive Manolo Blahniks and Jimmy Choos, many of us “regular” gals have closets full of shoes too. One study calculated the average amount of money women spend on shoes […] more

From Fire Fighter to Ferryman: A Reinvented Retirement

I got off a recent flight to Cleveland and hopped in a cab to my hotel.  The cab driver (ferryman) was delightful, welcoming and warm, clearly loving his city.  It was easy to strike up a conversation… Turns out Jerald was from the San Francisco Bay area.  He was a fire fighter for 20 years […] more

“If only my knees worked right, my retirement would be so much better”

  Walking around the block, through the grocery store, up and down stairs is something most of us take for granted. But, Clara, who is 69 and a beautiful woman with a gorgeous hairdo, ran into trouble with a hip and a knee early in her retirement. She has difficulty walking longer distances, and sometimes […] more

Why IS Planning for Retirement Different for Women?

Every now and again I get an email out of the clear blue from someone I don’t know. After making sure it’s not spam, I take a look.  Not long ago, the editor of another website contacted me and asked me to be a guest blogger for their retirement site, Retirement & Good Living. They had […] more

Headline: In Profile with Marcia Mantell — The Women’s Market

Carolyn Ellis from Advisor Magazine interviewed Marcia after Marcia’s first book hit the market.  She explores why Marcia is a strong advocate for women’s retirement and asked Marcia to offer up her advice for women to get in the game.  Read the article on lifehealth.com> more

California or New Orleans – How To Decide Where to Live in Retirement?

What do you do if you had two fabulous places that you could retire too? One that has glorious weather and an amazing ocean; the other steeped in rich traditions and not-so-quiet spirits.  One where your grown children live; the other where your family history lays. This begs the question: How will you decide where […] more

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