Psychology of Retirement Income Satisfaction

This article examines the psychological disconnect between retirement income and assets.  According to the author, we fret the reduction in our retirement assets that are producing retirement cash flow instead of regarding these funds like a pension.  Good read.

Source: Psychology of Retirement Income Satisfaction

7 Essential Money Questions Sure to Start a Conversation

For those of us who provide financial mediation for separating clients, this NYT article offers some great questions to help focus the discussion on money and values around money.

Source: 7 Essential Money Questions Sure to Start a Conversation

Older Entrepreneurs Take On the ‘Concrete Ceiling’ – The New York Times

For older entrepreneurs- there is good news- you can get through the “concrete ceiling”.  Given the uncertainties of ongoing employment after 60, some boomers need to retool at retirement.  And what is retirement?  Maybe it is a new beginning.

Source: Older Entrepreneurs Take On the ‘Concrete Ceiling’ – The New York Times

Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents’ Divorce – The New York Times

Adult children are affected by the divorce of their parents.  All the more reason to choose mediation or collaboration no matter what age or stage of life.  

Source: Never Too Old to Hurt From Parents’ Divorce – The New York Times

Unhitched: The Same Arguments, Then Finally a New Direction – The New York Times

Advice from “grey divorce” couple after 30 years of marriage- when you separate, don’t play the “blame game”, stay civil and treat each other well.  This is an interesting story of how a couple met, how they lived their lives together and then how they lived their lives apart.  A strong endorsement for mediation where they chose civility over money.

Source: Unhitched: The Same Arguments, Then Finally a New Direction – The New York Times