Reinventing Ourselves for The New Landscape of Retirement
I wrote in our last retirement post about my father Leo’s decades of retirement that were secured by his pension from General Motors and h..
Remembering How Retirement Used To Be— When a Good Factory Job Led to a Secure Retirement
Here’s a tale of the good old days, when a middle class family— my family—lived well and retired well on a factory worker’s income. It’s ..
Do you have a gap in your retirement plan? Long-term care insurance can help.
Most people have a gap in their retirement plans because they have not considered how they will pay for long-term care, if they need it, w..
A September holiday on the island of Ponza, Italy
When we booked our tickets for a week in Rome, we weren’t planning a visit to Ponza. We love Rome. A week there was enticing already. S..
A Walk in Chelsea, NYC
This post is not really a travel post for us, but more like sharing some of our favorite destinations in our own neighborhood— Chelsea in ..
Mend Don’t Spend
I’m noticing these days quite a few references to the idea of “shopping your own closet” and “mend don’t spend,” something that resonates with me personally as I get older.
The Benefits of Hiring a Geriatric Care Manager: Our Experience with My Mother
When my mother Janina suffered a stroke, we had the invaluable help of a Geriatric Care Manager to organize her care at home. We worked w..
How Long-Term Care Insurance can save your Retirement
One of the benefits of the health care debate is that Americans are beginning to realize what is at stake. Now, millions of people stand ..
Notes from My 25-Year Yoga Practice
After 25 years of yoga, I attribute these benefits to my yoga practice:
1) Breathing better and more mindfully
2) sleeping better
Mayan Magic in Tulum, Mexico
We first visited Tulum in 2005, when a small feature in Conde Nast Traveler alerted us to Cabanas Copal, a group of rustic cabanas with no..