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The Gig Is Up:  How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

The Gig Is Up: How Elders Can Bloom in the Freelance Marketplace

Amara Rose August 15, 2017 2

Once upon a 1099, it was called freelancing. The newest catchphrase is “gig economy“. But however one refers to flexible, part-time, independent contractor work, it seems seniors are piloting the ship: since 1995, those

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Chasing the Carrot: We Catch It In Our Late 60s

Chasing the Carrot: We Catch It In Our Late 60s

Amara Rose July 11, 2017 4

Are you happy? It’s one of life’s perennial questions. The Declaration of Independence promises us the right to pursue happiness, but doesn’t guarantee its attainment. Instead, the Founding Fathers held out a carrot on

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Retirees Conflicted on Home Equity

Retirees Conflicted on Home Equity

Shannon Hicks June 12, 2017 1

Despite challenges many reluctant to tap equity in retirement   Older American homeowners find themselves beset by a variety of retirement landmines- exploding medical costs, uncertain markets and income security. Despite these challenges, retirees

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Misspent Money, Scams, Personal Stories & More

Misspent Money, Scams, Personal Stories & More

Shannon Hicks June 5, 2017 1

The roundup of weekly HECM news   What do strippers, casinos, and groceries have in common? It’s bad enough to be forced to foot the bill of your own company’s audit and financial monitoring.

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Phased Retirement — Scaling That Hill With Ease

Phased Retirement — Scaling That Hill With Ease

Amara Rose February 21, 2017 0

Closing the Gap / Part 1 Is there a “generation gap” between today’s seniors and younger people, whether Boomers (many of whom are now seniors), Gen Xers, or Millennials? As we explored in Warfare

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It’s Time to Hedge Against Inflation

It’s Time to Hedge Against Inflation

Shannon Hicks February 20, 2017 2

Using a Standby Reverse as an Inflation Hedge After several years of artificially low interest rates the Federal Reserve is beginning to raise interest rates – incrementally albeit. With home values still modestly appreciating

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This Treehouse Isn’t Just for Kids!

This Treehouse Isn’t Just for Kids!

Amara Rose January 24, 2017 6

The Housing Shift: Part 2 One of the truly exciting aspects of aging in community today is the ingenuity behind some of the communities being developed. For instance, while senior living options such as

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Reframe the Game

Reframe the Game

Amara Rose October 25, 2016 0

  Reimagining the “R” Word Retirement. It’s no longer a “retreat” from life (if it ever was). As we’ve explored multiple times, people are retiring later or downshifting from full time to part time

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