Friday - November 15, 2019
 

Tax Strategies for Women

September 20th, 2019

By Jennifer Hipkiss CFP®, EA, MSFP for the NABBW Women are poised to be the leaders in wealth management over the next decade, with an estimated 40% of women controlling assets over $600,000 in America1. Unfortunately, taxation can erode growth of wealth and useable financial resources for your goals – what you earn net of taxes is your true wealth of useable money. Implementing tax strategies to preserve your money will help you grow your wealth, as well as, provide added security to your financial plan without additional risk. Fortunately, there are strategies to help you minimize your tax... Read More

Never Underestimate the Power of a Menopausal Woman

June 18th, 2019

By Phyllis Coletta, JD, for the NABBW   Menopause is an unexpected visit from a relative, showing up on your doorstep without invitation all fat and cranky. You must let her in — she’s stronger than you — and before you know it, there’s hair in the sink and she’s sticking her face in the freezer. Before this intrusion, before your body starts morphing into your mother, men stop looking at you, just like that. Gravity takes its toll; your waist disappears so you basically look like a vending machine, and you become invisible. Sounds awful, but there are great advantages... Read More

The Truth About The Top Five Industry Myths Regarding Medicare

July 24th, 2018

By Lindsay Engle for the NABBW   Medicare has been in existence for over 50 years, but there are still plenty of myths concerning the program. Created in 1965, Medicare was intended to make health care accessible for Americans over age 65. The program continues today, and offers many benefits to seniors. Have you been led to believe any of these common myths about Medicare? Everyone Pays the Same for Medicare Most Medicare enrollees will not have to pay a premium for Part A. Part B’s premium is $134. However, these amounts can vary depending on a number of factors including your income,... Read More

5 Key Reasons Why Fashion Designers Should Be Excited to Design for Women over 50

April 1st, 2016

By Karen Mathis for the NABBW Just because women hit 50+ years, doesn’t mean they (we) should no longer be targeted as fashion consumers. Why? There are millions of women 50+ in need of great clothing for their active and busy lives. The clothing businesses can always use more profits. #1 There’s A Very Large Number of Us According to the U.S. Census, there are 77 Million Baby-Boomers. Women make up approximately 50%, (inc.com). Forbes magazine and others write about it, “Women represent the largest market opportunity in the world,” (Forbes.com). #2 We have active, busy lives and need fashion... Read More

For Everyone Who’s Ever Wondered: What’s In My Skin Care Products?

May 17th, 2015

By Gretchen Asher, Special for the NABBW As owner of BeFab Skin Care, I have a passion not only for creating stellar products, but also to educate women about anti-aging products, ingredients, skin care science available today and what to look for in products for your needs. This is the first article of many that will build on this foundational bit of information. Understanding skin care products can be very confusing and frustrating. Especially for those of us beyond our early/mid 40s when we begin to experience surprising changes in our skin due to peri-menopause/menopause and we start to see... Read More

Anti-Age the Brain by Learning a New Language

April 23rd, 2015

By Kerry Baker for the NABBW Learning a second language has the same benefits to the brain as programs for purchase, such as Lumosity. New, often free tools make learning a new language easier and much more fun. Last year, in pursuit of re-invention and to preserve my next egg, I decided to move to Mazatlan, Mexico. While Spanish is not required to live here, I love the language and began its study in earnest after being away from it for 30 years. In addition to the greater ease in navigating my new environment, I was delighted to read evidence that learning a second language  protects your brain... Read More

What You Learn in Your 60s

March 16th, 2015

By Claude Forthomme (Nougat) for the NABBW Starting in 2014, there was a rash of Baby Boomer celebrations, from the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show to President Kennedy’s assassination. Possibly because 2014 was a milestone of sorts, that was the year that all boomers, even the youngest ones born in 1964, passed their 50th year. As a result, most boomers are now facing the “second act” in their lives. And celebrating. Right or wrong, it’s all about Baby Boomers! The time has come to consider what it means for our generation, and, in passing, dispelling some serious... Read More

Emerging With Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, And the LOVE That Heals

March 5th, 2015

Emerging With Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, And the LOVE That Heals Danielle Bernock http://emergingwithwings.com/ Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW No doubt each and every person reading this review experienced some sort of hurtful statements or emotional pain growing up. Perhaps someone in your family – maybe a grandparent – told you that you were a “mistake?” That is, you were an unwanted child, an accident? Others of you were raised by parent who overzealously believed in the principle: “spare the rod and spoil the child.” To the point that you were physically abused. And... Read More

Why Namibia? Why Now?

March 4th, 2015

By Sandra Colony for the NABBW When a co-worker first told me in 2000 that he was traveling to Namibia, I admit it was not on my radar. In fact I didn’t know how to pronounce it. But upon his return, listening to him rave about the marvels of the landscape, the abundance of wildlife and the friendliness of the people, I got intrigued. It took me 8 years to get there – I had to get to the top countries on my existing bucket list such as Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, and, just in time, Syria – before I booked a flight to Namibia. Now, having now been there on multiple trips and heading... Read More

The Cultural Importance of Hair

February 12th, 2015

By Sandra Colony for the NABBW I think it’s safe to say that many American women obsess about their hair. No matter our hair type, we spend much of our time, trying to change it. We wash it too frequently, blow dry it regularly, dye it, curl it, straighten it and put all kinds of chemicals in it. We actually label some weather according to how it will affect our hairdo – as in “bad hair’ days. But we aren’t the only culture devoted to our hair. The hairstyles of the semi-nomadic Himba people living in remote Namibian communities are not only complex– they reflect the individual’s... Read More