Archive for October, 2014

Big Brother Hearts You

As those of us over 50 were building our careers and maintaining our employment, we knew how to dress the part. Whether suit and tie, apron and toque, overalls or coveralls, our clothes were part of a uniform, whether we thought of them that way or not. Sometimes our workplace apparel was emblazoned with our employer’s name, or our own. But however we dressed, and whatever message those clothes sent out to the universe, our Read More

Guest Post: Life Is Like An Open-Faced Sandwich

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the Sandwich Generation.   Turns out there are three types of sandwich generations, according to Carol Abaya, an expert on the subject, who gives the following definitions: Traditional:  Those sandwiched between their children and aging parents who need help Club Sandwich:  Those in their 50s or 60s who are sandwiched between aging parents above them, and adult children and grandchildren below them; also those in their 30s and 40s, Read More

Retirement For One

By now you have heard—probably not for the first time—about the staggering percentage of adults age 50 and older who haven’t saved enough (or anything at all) for retirement. For most of those non-savers, that means that they’ll be working well past 65, just to make ends meet. If you’re part of a couple, you at least have the possibility of two people bringing in two paychecks. Even if the total income is modest, it’s Read More

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