Category Archives: Retirement planning

The Practice of Using Volunteer Workers

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor I took note of the definition of ‘workers’ vs. the definition of ‘volunteers’ in the dictionary.  While a worker is one who works for another for wages or a salary, a volunteer is someone who … Continue reading

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Transition from full-time work to retirement

By Francine Van, Guest Contributor How does one transition from working full-time to retirement? This is a question I pondered in the months preceding my own retirement. We feel we are working out of necessity when we are working fulltime … Continue reading

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Do Seniors get respect from the financial industry?

  Nowadays it seems that Rodney Dangerfield’s trademark phrase  “I don’t get no respect” can be appropriately applied to the everyday lives of many seniors. While much attention and focus is placed on the emotional, physical and financial abuse by family … Continue reading

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The Stinky Side of 50!

Special contribution by Francine Van The details we were never told, and now I know why………. We join the golden movement with hope and optimism of new futures to come.  We believe there will be less worries, more freedom, obligations … Continue reading

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How To Find Passion In Retirement

 Special contribution by Françoise Duranleau Nearly seven years ago I retired at age 60. I always enjoyed teaching. However dealing with the administrators had become unbearable because of recent changes in the school board and an all-female administration. I stopped teaching … Continue reading

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