Why Baby Boomers Are Staying in Chicago
Despite a brutally cold winter, many of Chicago’s baby boomers aren’t fleeing to warm-weather states to retire just yet. In fact, many are staying close to home because they’re working longer…
save for retirement
According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, almost one-third of all Americans have less than $1,000 set aside for retirement and more than half have less than $10,000. This is…
Encore Career Finding a Job in Retirement
Marci Alboher is a leading voice in the advocacy of encore careers—later-in-life work that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact. Marci has been rethinking the world of work…
Boomers: Tips for Setting Up an Intergenerational Household
For some time now, the term ‘boomerang generation’ has been bandied about to describe young adults moving back into their parents’ homes. But now, we’re also seeing a ‘reverse boomerang,’…
Nearly 50 and Laid Off: Finding a Job in Retirement
When I was busy enjoying my 20s and 30s, I had a vision of being set in my career by the time I reached my 50s, at which point I’d…
Writing Your Personal Bucket List
Whether it’s a weeklong family vacation or an evening out with my wife, I always try to make the most of every experience. That’s why I’ve already started working on…
3 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents
It didn’t come as a surprise when my parents started asking for more help around their house. My mother is 72 and my father is 77, so it’s a testament…
7 Things You Should Prepare for a Happy Retirement
If you thought that preparing for a happy retirement just consisted of making sure that you have a dependable retirement income, then you are mistaken. No matter what your age,…
Midlife Crisis
On a recent sunny day trip from the San Francisco Bay Area, I noticed many gray haired gentlemen flying through traffic in Porsches.  My middle-aged brain automatically registered “midlife crisis…
Help Seniors Drive Safely or Stop Driving
If you fall into the generation known as thebaby boomers, there’s a good chance that you also fall into the sandwich generation. Why? Because we are sandwiched between the responsibilities…