The Role of “Work” in Retirement

The concept of retirement is undergoing a metamorphosis.  Demographic, societal, and workplace trends have all converged to offer a stage of life that is much more fluid and flexible than what most of us previously imagined.  In fact, retirement has become a matter of personal definition.   What Is “Retirement”? is an extensive report based

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ADDING MORE LIFE TO YOUR YEARS

Advances in health care have added years to our life.  However, Laura Carstensen, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity and author of A Long Bright Future, proclaims it is time to add more life to our years. In a recent Op Ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, Carstensen issued this challenge: Given

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The Third Age Redefines Lifespan Realities

As we navigate life in the 21st century, the trend that will have the most profound effect on the future of our society (and other industrialized societies) is the “Age Wave.”  In other words, we are living longer and the percentage of older adults is growing at an unprecedented rate. An important factor contributing to

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CONQUER “FINANCIAL STACKING”

In a recent editorial for the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), Brent Neiser commented on “Financial Stacking: A Modern American Burden.” He wrote:   Myriad choices, opportunities, and expectations generated by the financial services industry, media, advertisements, experts, employers—and even family and friends—create an amassment of jumbled priorities that often leads to inaction, frustration,

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Inside the Business Owner’s Mind

We asked some independent business coaches for their input on the challenges that business owners tend to face. What is the most common question that business owners ask you? “How can we get our culture fine-tuned to engage more of our staff, and retain / recruit top talent?” – John A. Page, LFHIMSS, Chair of Vistage Worldwide

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Buying Ourselves the Gift of Time

Most adults are increasingly experiencing a time crunch.  The result is mounting stress and compromised health and vitality.  And yet, despite their best efforts, many individuals express frustration about not being able to bring tasks to completion or having enough time to focus on what or who is most important to them. Scientists have even

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Nicole’s 2020 Keynote Talks

If you are interested in booking Nicole to speak at your company or an association you are a part of, please email nicole@prismplanningpartners.com. Put your Money where your Meaning is Meaningful use of money has a special application for women who want to reach new heights in all aspects of life. In this 25 minute

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LEISURE & LIFE SATISFACTION

“In the same way that a good Wall Street investment appreciates in value, you want your investments of time and energy to offer high yields. They should make you feel good — happy, satisfied, energized, or relaxed.” Marc Eisenson, Gerri Detweiler, & Nancy Castleman Invest in Yourself: Six Secrets to a Rich Life Life satisfaction

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STRATEGIES FOR THE SANDWICH GENERATION

A growing number of individuals and couples are entering the ranks of the Sandwich Generation.  What they have in common is that they are “caught in the middle” between the competing needs and wants of their dependent children and aging parents.  In addition, they also need to prepare for their own retirement years and potential

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7 Tips for Being an Amazing Parent and Grandparent (At the Same Time)

It’s undeniable that one of the best phrases you can hear in life is “you’re going to be a grandparent!” You probably picture your days as grandma and grandpa at t-ball games and ballet recitals, spoiling the kids with treats, and rediscovering your inner child with all kinds of games and crafts. Being a grandparent

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