Get your finances in order, retirement income planning, and more…

By: Kimberly Lankford

August 21, 2020

Get your finances in order before returning to work

As more people start to return to the office, it’s a great time to review your financial plans for an emergency in case you do get sick or quarantined. This Wall Street Journal article outlines the key steps to take now, from building up your emergency fund, understanding your health insurance coverage, adjusting your budget, and making sure your estate plans and other key financial paperwork are up to date.

Should you get a life coach for retirement?

Retirement isn’t just a financial change, it’s also a lifestyle change, too. A growing field of retirement coaches help people identify how to find meaning in their next phase in life. Find out more about what these professionals do, how they can help, and how to find one in this Next Avenue article.

Helping girls step up to entrepreneurship

This New York Times article focuses on the Girls With Impact program, a five-week virtual program that teaches girls financial, entrepreneurial and business skills. More than a standard financial literacy class, this program also motivates girls to learn about money and start their own businesses, and was created by a group of successful women in business. The virtual program became even more popular this summer, when families had to cancel other summer plans because of the coronavirus.

My retirement

A chartered financial analyst explains in HumbleDollar the steps he took to learn about his retirement income options and what worked for his own retirement.

How to have others help you save for college

Great article in Forbes about how grandparents and other relatives and friends can contribute to your child’s 529 college-savings plan and other accounts, and some programs that make it easy for them to help.

5 retirees find purpose in their second act careers

Inspiring stories in AARP about how five real people found rewarding post-retirement careers.

How purpose changes across your lifetime

Fascinating article from the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley about how your sense of purpose changes throughout different life stages, with particularly interesting insight about midlife and beyond.

Got regrets? So does everyone. Here’s how to minimize them.

MarketWatch article about six strategies that can help you avoid financial regrets.

What to look for in a nursing home during the pandemic

If you’re helping aging parents or other relatives who need care, you know how much nursing homes have changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This article outlines the key things focus on when looking for a nursing home now.

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