Category Archives: Financial Challenges

In a pickle-seeking ideas

Meredith, Age, 69 In a pickle, unsure of where life is taking me. I am real estate poor, no kids, estranged from siblings and divorced for many years. Want to sell everything (hopefully) and move on with the third act … Continue reading

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Nothing stays the same from year to year

Sheila,  Age 69 11/12 70….it sounds OLD, but mentally I feel about 40. Some concerns at this age: 1) loss of confidence in physical agility with noticeable balance insecurity particularly after a few minor falls” 2) “crepey” skin particularly on … Continue reading

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Staring 70 straight in the face

Patty,  Age 69 Here I am staring 70 straight in the face and fearing that I will have to tell someone someday soon that I am OMG 70!!! To me that is the definitive age of being “old” although most … Continue reading

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Taxing tale

Marie-Andrée, Age 70 Ellen you were my advisor at Goddard in 1985…If Picasso had a Rose Period I have my Ellen Period…life was never the same… Here is my story when Mr. Robertson asked me about my retirement…since I am … Continue reading

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Should I move?

Anonymous, Age 74 Sitting here reading through this site, like what I’m reading and seeing, especially since it’s mostly women my age, yea, you understand. I’m wondering if anyone else has done what I think I might want to do … Continue reading

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Late bloomers last longer!

Joyce, Turning 70 on May 8 Hello to all the ladies out there who are approaching the decade of their 70’s. I am turning 70 on May 8, 2014…and wondering how that could be possible! :O) I can tell you … Continue reading

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Making informed choices

Pat, Age 72 Well, I don’t believe that “all things happen for a reason” or that what happens to you is part of “God’s plan”…sorry! I have found now that I am 72, that I have had to make choices … Continue reading

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Women still working after 60

Elizabeth, Age 70 My 70th birthday followed the publication of WOMEN STILL AT WORK–PROFESSIONALS OVER SIXTY AND ON THE JOB in June 2012 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). 70 Candles readers will be intrigued by the stories of older women who … Continue reading

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Financial pain

Hi, I made bad financial choices and lost all my retirement savings at age 69–trying to determine if anyone recovered from such a devastating experience? Is it too late to still enjoy life? I’m getting very depressed about the situation … Continue reading

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Financial matters

Anonymous, Age 66 I was shocked last year when I realized I was 65. This year the additional year was no big deal. My story is not so great. I chose poorly when I remarried. We are now separated and … Continue reading

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