Friday - September 21, 2018
 

Baby Boomers as Grandparents: the Club Sandwich Generation

September 26th, 2007

As the offspring of Baby Boomers marry and start their own families, the responsibilities of the Sandwich Generation grow. You\’re already in the middle of your family in flux – between growing children and aging parents. Now the sandwich adds another layer, the grandchildren. It\’s sometimes harder to eat, but definitely quite appetizing. It\’s often said that you don\’t experience perfect love until the birth of your first grandchild. Baby Boomers describe this event as an opportunity to slow down and savor one of life\’s most precious gifts. Iris put it best:... Read More

Boomer Women and the Changing Face of Retirement

September 26th, 2007

As a Baby Boomer, are you in agreement with the results of an American Association of Retired Persons\’ position paper – that the definition of work in retirement will be uniquely yours? Fully 80% of those who responded to the survey expect to continue some type of work after they reach retirement age. Many women don\’t have control over the decision regarding changes in their work situation. They may be faced, unexpectedly, with the loss of a job or a business. Or, out of financial necessity, they have no choice but to continue supporting themselves and their families. In... Read More

Boomer Women and the Changing Face of Retirement

September 26th, 2007

As a Baby Boomer, are you in agreement with the results of an American Association of Retired Persons\’ position paper – that the definition of work in retirement will be uniquely yours? Fully 80% of those who responded to the survey expect to continue some type of work after they reach retirement age. Many women don\’t have control over the decision regarding changes in their work situation. They may be faced, unexpectedly, with the loss of a job or a business. Or, out of financial necessity, they have no choice but to continue supporting themselves and their families. In... Read More

Boomer Women and the Changing Face of Retirement

September 26th, 2007

As a Baby Boomer, are you in agreement with the results of an American Association of Retired Persons\’ position paper – that the definition of work in retirement will be uniquely yours? Fully 80% of those who responded to the survey expect to continue some type of work after they reach retirement age. Many women don\’t have control over the decision regarding changes in their work situation. They may be faced, unexpectedly, with the loss of a job or a business. Or, out of financial necessity, they have no choice but to continue supporting themselves and their families. In... Read More

Boomer Women and the Changing Face of Retirement

September 26th, 2007

As a Baby Boomer, are you in agreement with the results of an American Association of Retired Persons\’ position paper – that the definition of work in retirement will be uniquely yours? Fully 80% of those who responded to the survey expect to continue some type of work after they reach retirement age. Many women don\’t have control over the decision regarding changes in their work situation. They may be faced, unexpectedly, with the loss of a job or a business. Or, out of financial necessity, they have no choice but to continue supporting themselves and their families. In... Read More

The Professional Woman\’s Business Plan

September 18th, 2007

As women professionals and business owners, every one of us should be working with a business plan. To me, this is a workable, upgradeable document that explains in some detail your plans to develop a financially successful business. This is important for two reasons: 1. Preparing a business plan forces you to think through every aspect of your business. If you need outside money, your business plan will be one of the first things the lender or investor will want to see. 2. A business plan helps serve as your road map and assessment tool. A good business plan contains an executive summary. This... Read More

The Professional Woman\’s Business Plan

September 18th, 2007

As women professionals and business owners, every one of us should be working with a business plan. To me, this is a workable, upgradeable document that explains in some detail your plans to develop a financially successful business. This is important for two reasons: 1. Preparing a business plan forces you to think through every aspect of your business. If you need outside money, your business plan will be one of the first things the lender or investor will want to see. 2. A business plan helps serve as your road map and assessment tool. A good business plan contains an executive summary. This... Read More

The Professional Woman\’s Business Plan

September 18th, 2007

As women professionals and business owners, every one of us should be working with a business plan. To me, this is a workable, upgradeable document that explains in some detail your plans to develop a financially successful business. This is important for two reasons: 1. Preparing a business plan forces you to think through every aspect of your business. If you need outside money, your business plan will be one of the first things the lender or investor will want to see. 2. A business plan helps serve as your road map and assessment tool. A good business plan contains an executive summary. This... Read More

The Enchanting Emerald Isle

September 14th, 2007

If you\’re short a few friends in your life, all you have to do is cross the Atlantic, arrive in Ireland, and within days-if not hours!-you will be embraced (literally as well as figuratively) by the friendliest people in the world. Before I left for a two-week trip to Ireland this fall (my first), my father, who has made three trips there, said, “The friendliest people I\’ve ever met are the Irish.” When I stopped in the camera store to buy film, the manager said, “Oh, you\’re going to Ireland…my family\’s from Galway…they\’d just love... Read More

The After Effects of the ?Summer of Love?

September 14th, 2007

All the talk about this past summer being the 40th anniversary of the famous “summer of love” got me thinking. Do you actually remember the “summer of love,” or at least the years surrounding it? The invention and availability of “The Pill,” and the then-new practice of “free love” (remember, “Make Love, Not War?”) led directly to the sexual revolution for which our generation became famous. What you maybe did not hear so much about was the increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as a result of that revolution. Take genital... Read More