Since the Great Recession started nearly five years ago, the number of older Americans in the workforce has increased significantly. By some estimates, there are roughly 25 percent more people age 65 and older who are still on the job. And while some older workers simply enjoy going to work every day, financial strains have forced many others to continue working.
Working longer could help you overcome shortfalls in your retirement savings.
I’m telling you, folks, God has been so good to me, I often wonder why.
I’ve been a little slow letting some folks know how very much the kind cards, etc, have meant since I saw you last. It could make an old girl homesick, but now I have a real dilemma — I have two homes, and each is important to me.
Question: Money is a pretty touchy topic between my wife and me. It just seems we argue more than anything. Can you address some ways we can overcome that?
Answer: I’m no marriage counselor, but I’ve seen my fair share of family feuds over finances.
My friend Bob Livesay turned me on to a helpful explanation of the widely divergent ways we deal with conflict — about money or anything.
I was driving through town last week and saw a gentleman spreading fertilizer on a lawn. I realize we hit temperatures in the 70s, but I’m thinking to myself that it’s way too early to be putting out fertilizer for any of our lawn grasses.