A few weeks ago, I met Molly MacDonald, the founder and CEO of The Pink Fund, a nonprofit that provides financial aid to breast cancer patients. The 63-year old breast cancer survivor was buzzing with energy as she told me about the charity she started eight years ago and her personal story triggering it. The […]
John Friary was always a good science and math student. Throughout his childhood and adolescence, he thought about going into medicine, but working with sick people seemed too stressful, so he became a biostatistician instead. That was a good fit – for a while. His math skills were put to the test, and he felt […]
Haven’t yet lost that dreadful muffin top or made amends with your latest friend-turned-foe? Nowhere near achieving the relationship or career you so desperately want, need? We called upon the experts to crank up our happy-o-meter with motivational tips that will take us that much closer to personal fulfillment. What we asked: How can we […]
I’ve been thinking about long-term care insurance a lot lately, because my dad would have been 94 yesterday. He died six years ago after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Dad didn’t have long-term care insurance, so his $5,000-a-month costs in an Alzheimer’s care facility were primarily paid out-of-pocket. So with my father on my mind, I’ve been […]
Right now, I’m gazing at the cover of the 142-page Individual Enrollment Agreement that arrived in the mail from my new health insurer, CareFirst BlueCrossBlueshield. The sleek, longhaired woman in the picture is smiling brightly. I’m not feeling her joy. I’ve been stewing about health insurance since October — ever since my husband, Cliff (a […]
Watch Kerry speak about the older workforce. People are delaying retirement and seeking out job opportunities later in life according to a poll released Monday by the Associated Press and NORC. The survey also found nine out of ten people aged 50 and older were satisfied with their jobs.
My question of the day is this: Do women over 50 need life insurance? The topic was recently batted around on Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, the personal finance and investing program that airs on public television stations around the country. Mack’s discussion with InvestmentNews contributing editor Mary Beth Franklin and certified financial planner Erin Botsford, chief executive of the Botsford Group, began […]