Peter O’Toole, who turns 80 in August, announced this week he is retiring from theater and film. The renowned stage and movie actor received eight Best Actor Oscar nominations in his extensive career and was awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2003. It’s not easy giving up your life’s passion and moving into a new phase of life, whether you’re a blue collar worker or an internationally-acclaimed film star.Continue Reading
Did you know that renting a car with a debit card will hurt your credit rating? I didn’t. So will closing a credit card that has a zero balance.
At least that’s what AARP tells me and for now, I’m taking their word for it. But let me back up for a moment.
As a lot of people reading this blog know from personal experience, barring the unlikely event of winning the lottery or receiving some other kind of unexpected windfall, what money you’ve got right now in retirement, is pretty much what you’re always going to have.Continue Reading
Seniors used to have until the end of the year to make changes to their Medicare plans. But this year, the deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 7.Continue Reading
Many boomers may have to stop working in their 50s and early 60s due to a disability. What do you do if this happens to you?Continue Reading
Summer is gone, the first of fall/winter holidays will be here in 10 days or so (Boo!) and that means it must be time to think about finances for 2012. Herewith an update for elders. UPDATE: It was announced this…Continue Reading
There are many excuses for not saving for retirement, but here’s a new one: you might be trying to hard.Continue Reading
Nearly two-thirds of investors say they have little or no control over their effort to their retirement savings, a new study shows. Here’s how to cope.Continue Reading
Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun. You are all encouraged to submit items…Continue Reading