Podcast Guest: Joyce Bidwell, Lifetime Insurance Settlements

Joyce Bidwell--Lifetime Insurance Settlements In her own words: Over the decades, I've been an employee and an entrepreneur and can honestly say I gained much from both experiences. Throughout this long span of time, most of my focus was centered in sales and financial services. Now, as a wise...

Just Stop It! Don’t Discuss Your Health at Restaurants

Hearing about your gall bladder while I’m eating onion soup is more than unpleasant. It is hazardous to my health. Yet, almost daily I am assaulted with medical talk at lunch, at dinner—almost anywhere I go for a bite. Just stop with med talk while people are eating. Yes,...

Advice to a Woman Turning 40 from a Woman Turning 70

I was on vacation enjoying a terrific massage when the masseuse, who I know a little bit, asked me a very serious question. “I’m turning 40, and it’s making me depressed. I’m yelling at my husband and crying a lot. Do you have any advice for me?” Oh, yes. But...

Should You Get Married? Here’s the Answer

Your life is in good shape. Finances are under control. You enjoy your friends, children and grandchildren…you live in a nice place and things seem settled. Being widowed or divorced was never your long-term plan, but, here it is, and life is not bad. Then it happens… The person...

Tee-talk: How Your Shirt Can Change the World

Are you feeling less influential in the world? Are you becoming invisible to the folks around you? Are you getting increasingly ignored at the deli counter? If that’s what’s bothering you, Bunky, you’re probably just getting older. Yes, it’s true. The younger world sees us as less relevant as...

Are You Better Off If Your Dreams Don’t Come True?

Recently we saw two gruesome celebrity suicides. Not gruesome because of their method of death, but because the two who ended their own lives had so much for which to live. America is shaking its head in disbelief. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did not have it easy from...

How to Get Rid of Your Stuff…for Retirement Freedom!

In her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo suggests we downsize by keeping only the things we truly love. That’s sounds wise, except that as we grow older, it may be the very things we do not love, even hate, which we feel compelled to keep. First,...

Are You Too Young to Be Happy?

As I approach 70, I fully expect my ‘happiness quotient’ to get higher. My older self will be happier than my younger self. Some very credible studies say so. Researchers call it the U Bend, with happiness dipping in our 30’s, reaching nadirs in our 40’s and 50’s, then...

How to Find Your Bliss After Retiring

If you ask most people how their retirement is going, they answer, “I’m busy.” But, what exactly do they mean by that? There’s a profound difference between a retirement filled with tasks you never got around to doing and one that is AMAZING, EXCITING, and DELICIOUS. I’d like you...