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Marilyn Katz

Marilyn Katz

Stories by Marilyn Katz

Boomers: Tips for Setting Up an Intergenerational Household

May 21, 2012

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,’ where it’s the parents joining the children’s households. Sometimes these parents are elderly, but more than half of the increase in intergenerational families is from […]

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Nearly 50 and Laid Off: Finding a Job in Retirement

Apr 23, 2012

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 coast along for a few years until I could enjoy a traditional retirement. I learned a demanding, technical skill, worked hard, set money aside, and […]

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Take the Right Steps on the Path to Retirement

Jan 18, 2012

Can you believe another year has come and gone? By now, you’ve certainly already made (and even broken) your annual New Year’s resolutions. But here’s one resolution everyone should keep each year: Set goals for retirement and make plans for achieving them. The earlier you start saving for retirement, the better off you will be […]

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Researching the Safest Cars

Sep 14, 2011

Are you in the market for a new or used vehicle? If so, you probably spend a lot of time comparing cost, gas mileage and quality. You may even be reading up on tips to negotiate your final price and terms at the dealership. But are you also spending time researching safety ratings? A safer […]

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Help Seniors Drive Safely or Stop Driving

Aug 17, 2011

If you fall into the generation known as the baby boomers, there’s a good chance that you also fall into the sandwich generation. Why? Because we are sandwiched between the responsibilities for our growing kids and the growing needs of our elderly parents. While we usually accept both responsibilities, it can be stressful to step […]

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Safer Cars for Mature Drivers

Jul 14, 2011

We mature drivers have years of experience. However, for some of us, we also must admit that our reaction time and eyesight may not be as good as they used to be. Despite that, we may be considered lower risk drivers because we use our experience, maturity and, hopefully, a clean driving record to demonstrate […]

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