Weekend Reads: How to start a non-profit in retirement, getting a perfect 850 credit score, and more…

By: Kimberly Lankford

September 27, 2019

How to start a nonprofit after you retire — from someone who did it.

The story of a nurse who started a nonprofit to provide an after-school mentoring program for girls at risk of teenage pregnancy and drug addiction. Great advice for using the skills you gained while working to start a nonprofit after retirement.

Straight talk about retirement

A fun read and a lot of great information to help with retirement planning, from a retiree’s experience.

Losing an inheritance is easy, because saying no is hard

Great advice and real people stories in the New York Times about smart financial moves when you receive an inheritance.

How to achieve a perfect 850 credit score

The Washington Post’s personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary analyzes the factors that people with perfect credit scores have in common, which can help anyone improve their score.

Why many older home buyers are ‘smart sizing’ rather than downsizing

Some empty nesters are deciding they downsized too much when they sold their homes and moved to an apartment, then are moving again to a medium-sized home.

How extreme retirees overcome common saving biases (and then fall for them)

Interesting behavioral finance analysis in Forbes about the financial independence, retire early (FIRE) extreme retirees.

7 ways beneficiary designations can mess up your estate plan

Clear technical advice from an estate-planning attorney about how to avoid beneficiary designation mistakes.

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