Bill Storie and Robin Trimingham are the co-founders of The Olderhood Group Ltd., an online learning company with + 100,000 global followers in over 100 countries.

The Leaders in Action video series, produced by Olderhood Productions International (part of The Olderhood Group) features short video interviews with recognized Leaders in multi-national companies, global organizations, and renowned experts in various locations around the world including London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Singapore, New Delhi, and many others. The Series is published on Olderhood’s social media pages, The Royal Gazette, LinkedIn and through its several Partnership Networks globally to millions of viewers around the world.

The Olderhood Group provides life transition, financial literacy and retirement lifestyle planning, education, and training for corporations in the form of videos, podcasts and webinars. The consulting practice focuses on helping companies augment their employee benefits programs, and their customer outreach initiatives, by seamlessly integrating customized workshops, in-house training, and online learning opportunities into their existing platforms.

 

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Watch Bill Storie and Robin Trimingham discuss the Importance of Valuing Yourself as you develop your Self-Leadership skills with Author, Thought Leader and Executive Coach Andr

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie, discuss the importance of always being on the lookout for talented people with and Olderhood Senior Advisor Amoti Nyabongo.

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie, discuss the importance of pursuing opportunities to develop people with and Olderhood Senior Advisor Amoti Nyabongo.

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Watch Bill Storie and Robin Trimingham discuss "Burn Out" - What it is, how it affects people and how to recognize it with Michael Levitt Founder of Breakfast Leadership.

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Watch Part 2 of our discussion with Chicken Soup for the Soul's Editor in Chief and Publisher Amy Newmark as she shares stories from the newly released book "Age Is Just A Numbe

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie discuss the importance of growing your tribe to make positive changes in your life with Amsterdam's Rachel Smets.

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie discuss the global investment outlook with Martin Gilbert. Martin is Chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investment, London - the largest ind

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie discuss the global economic outlook with Martin Gilbert. Martin is Chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investment,

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie discuss the principles of self-leadership with Ashu Khanna. Ashu is the Founder & CEO of The Arka Leadership, Mumbai India and is a

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie discuss a unique definition of leadership with Ashu Khanna. Ashu is the Founder & CEO of The Arka Leadership, Mumbai India and is a

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie discuss the future of the aviation industry with noted aviation consultant Inderjit Singh. Inderjit is a recognized world leader in the

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Watch as Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie discuss challenges being faced by the aviation industry in restarting air travel with noted aviation consultant Inderjit Singh. Inderji

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In today's business, being an authentic and a well-balanced leader is a well-intended goal. In reality, most leaders struggle to manage this.

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham, Bill Storie and Martha Harris Myron discuss strategies for staying calm while Navigating Difficult Conversations in times of

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham, Bill Storie and Martha Harris Myron discuss tips and strategies for Living Richly with Less.

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham, Bill Storie and Martha Harris Myron discuss coping strategies for helping family members deal with anxiety and the importance

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Building Better Habits and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron discuss The

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses How are You Helping and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron discuss Taking

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Adjusting to Social Distancing and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron dis

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Managing Fear and Self Doubt and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron discu

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Goal Setting versus Pretending and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron dis

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Fueling Your Future and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron discuss Preser

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Igniting Creativity and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron discuss Asset

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses the Building Trust and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron discuss managin

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Finding Your Footing in Later Life and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Holistic Wellness and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron discuss how to h

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Changing the Course of Your Life and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron d

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses Balancing Career & Life Goals and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris Myron

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses the many benefits of Service Leadership and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha Harris

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses why we need to give ourselves permission to keep learning in life and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financ

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses why your retirement plans may change over time and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Martha

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses the SMART approach to goal setting in retirement and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial Advisor Marth

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses navigating family relationships as you progress through life and Bill Storie and Olderhood International Financial A

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In this episode Olderhood Group's Robin Trimingham discusses why the most successful people embrace change as a normal part of human development and Bill Storie and Olderhood In

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Watch the first of a new series of PowerMyFuture videos featuring The Olderhood Group CEO Bill Storie discussing the importance of making a realistic retirement plan:

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Join Bill Storie and Robin Trimingham for 2 hours of retirement lifestyle tips and advise on Thursday mornings starting January 4th 2018. 

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Join the Co-Founders of Olderhood.com Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie as they chat with International Wellness Expert Caroline Shola Arewa regarding her concept of Energy for L

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Join the Co-Founders of Olderhood.com Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie as they discuss the future of retirement and financial planning with Bermudian Banking Eecutive, Renee Bul

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Join the Co-Founders of Olderhood.com Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie as they learn why there is a relationship between diabetes and obesity from Bermudian physician, Dr.

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Join the Co-Founders of Olderhood.com Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie as they discuss the physical and emotional challenges of being a full time care giver for a relative at ho

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Join the Co-Founders of Olderhood.com Robin Trimingham and Bill Storie as they discuss the importance of understanding retirement financial considerations, both when you are pla

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Join Olderhood Channel hosts Bill Storie and Robin Trimingham as they discuss pension and retirement income considerations with Senior Pension Consultant, Jason Cook.

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Join Olderhood Channel hosts Bill Storie and Robin Trimingham as they discuss the difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia with Bermudian physician Dr. Henry Dowling.

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Join Olderhood Channel hosts Bill Storie and Robin Trimingham as they discuss issues affecting aging people in Bermuda with Claudette Fleming, the Executive Director of Age Conc

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Healing After Divorce by Martha Pitman      “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else,                and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” Ralph Waldo Emerson There are many...

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Are Your Mind and Body Working in Harmony? By Robin Trimingham A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to attend a lecture given by Deepak Chopra who is currently the 17th most influential person alive today, and the most...

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Reinventing Yourself as You Age by Robin Trimingham When I was a teenager, for a brief moment until I realized I was not actually a good song writer, I was certain that I wanted to be a professional singer. In college...

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Is Overcoming Loss the Gateway to Wisdom? by Robin Trimingham When the subject of overcoming loss comes up most people immediately assume that this is in reference to the loss of a family member or loved one. Bermuda...

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Rethreading Your Wardrobe by Robin Trimingham There has been a lot of buzz on the internet regarding the evils of the rag trade, particularly the working conditions that some third world garment workers are subjected...

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What No One Tells You About Divorce by Martha Pitman “We don’t always arrive where we intended to go” Tova Mirvis Life often can throw us unexpected curve balls, and one of the most challenging that people may have to...

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The importance of Keeping Your Mind & Body in Motion by Robin Trimingham “You are only as old as you feel” they used to say, and while there is some still truth to this statement, it turns out that it might be more...

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Are You Ready to Embrace a Holistic View of Wellness?  by Robin Trimingham If you have read the Bermuda Health Workforce, 2017 Report, issued by the Government of Bermuda then you might already be aware that life...

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The Things No One Tells You About Retirement by Robin Trimingham For the last year of your working life you counted the days until you would be free like a kid looking forward to Christmas. You calculated your...

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Should You Pursue a Second Career or Retire? By Robin Trimingham As those of you who have followed the development of Olderhood already know, our company first started when my business partner decided to accept an...

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Are You Retirement Ready? By Robin Trimingham If you are approaching the age of sixty, it is normal for thoughts of retirement to start occupying your thoughts. For some people the last five years of work seem like an...

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... A Funny thing happened on the way to the forum ... Five years ago Olderhood started as a blog for retirees only because that is who we imagined would be interested in what we have to say. Over time we expanded both...

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A View of the Horizon for Millennials by Robin Trimingham Millennials are the paradox generation. Thanks to the advent of social media, they crave news updates, attention and validation perhaps more than any previous...

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Life Planning - It's an Age Thing by Robin Trimingham In the first of a new series of articles for The Royal Gazette, I offer some insight regarding why it is important to develop a life plan and revise it on a regular...

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Experiential Giving by Robin Trimingham I received an email this morning that has inspired me to write a post regarding the importance of balancing experiential value of a gift against the “thing” itself when choosing...

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How Much Do You Know About Your Spouse’s Cyber Life? By Robin Trimingham After eons of sharing a life together we all like to think we know everything that there is to know about the person we live with, and when it...

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Does it Make Sense to Retire Early? By Robin Trimingham Every month another study is released confirming that life expectancy is on the increase in the western world. Most recently I have been skimming through a 2016...

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This Day Is a Very Special Day For Me by Tony Bovi It is a new day that God gave me to do something great. If I make it to the end and close my eyes, I thank God for helping me through it. I do that every day, but...

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Do You Talk Yourself Out of Opportunities? By Robin Trimingham  Have you ever been offered the opportunity to do something and caught yourself saying something like “I used to love to go dancing but I haven’t done...

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Are You Too Old to Learn About Investing? By Robin Trimingham At the conclusion of our Financial Literacy Workshop last week that we organized with Butterfield Bank and The Bermuda Stock Exchange several people...

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Olderhood Introduces New Learn About Money Management and Investing Workshop Series by Robin Trimingham  As many of our readers are aware, when my business partner Bill Storie and I are not blogging or interviewing...

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Are You Paying Too Much for Car Insurance? by Robin Trimingham This is a question that a friend of mine was forced to ask herself this past week when her car insurance renewal notice conveniently appeared in her inbox...

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Are You Struggling to Overcome a Loss? By Robin Trimingham "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water." As most of you know, I am a big believer in living the moment and...

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50% of People Over Age 65 Have Trouble Sleeping – Are You One of Them? By Robin Trimingham I am pleased to announce that Olderhood.com will now be sharing health and lifestyle content from the US National Council for...

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Keeping Calm by Robin Trimingham As some of you may be aware there is a category 4 hurricane somewhere in the mid Atlantic which is expected to pass to the south of Bermuda sometime in the next couple of days. In the...

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Making Space by Robin Trimingham We are still in the throes of a long hot summer here on the rock and as I find ways to keep cool I find myself looking for ways to make space in all areas of my life. It’s a time when...

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Three Signs that You Need to Think Differently About the Future by Robin Trimingham It’s mid-August here on the island, and unlike the rest of the world who make New Year’s resolutions in January, I prefer to do my...

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Sugar: Don't Eat It; Wear It by Catherine Burns Last week, I caved in and bought bunnies for the girls. They’d been doing camp at Wild Island Farm and had got increasingly attached to every living thing. I caught...

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Four Signs that You Need to Attend a Financial Planning Workshop by Robin Trimingham This week Bill and I are working on our schedule of workshops that we are holding in the fall, with our various industry partners. We...

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A New Perspective on Aging by Robin Trimingham Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over expecting different results. The same might be said of people who still hold...

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Olderhood Turns Five by Robin Trimingham Last week we received a request for an updated media package at Olderhood which caused me to pause and take stop of all the various projects that Bill and I currently have “on...

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What Part of Woof Don’t You Understand? By Robin Trimingham Catchy title this week don’t you think? I first saw the phrase above on a bumper sticker on the rear of a car ahead of me in traffic last week. At the time, I...

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Stepping Beyond Your Comfort Zone by Robin Trimingham Is your retirement starting to feel like a well-worn trail in which you move from one thing to the next and days become blurred to the point that you are not sure...

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Find Your Calm Place by Robin Trimingham I have something a little different for you today. As you know at Olderhood we don't often recommend specific products or services, and when we do, it is because we believe in...

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The Unending Thrill of Un-Retirement by Robin Trimingham Quite a title today huh? I wish I could tell you that I can take all the credit for what I am about to write, but the truth is I can’t. What I am about to do is...

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Finding a True Friend by Bob Lowry This topic is on my mind because of the just-concluded trip to Oregon to visit a few fellow bloggers. As things turned out I have made several real friends out of virtual ones. What...

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Would the Offer of Flexible Hours Encourage You to Keep Working? By Robin Trimingham While companies across North America once looked for any opportunity to encourage older workers to retire to make way for ambitious...

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Are Your Finances on Track to Last a Lifetime? By Robin Trimingham Last week The Olderhood Group held its first financial planning and investment education workshop in partnership with Butterfield Bank in Bermuda. The...

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A Refreshing Way to Effect Changes in Your Life by Robin Trimingham "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet This past week I watched a fascinating little...

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A Healthy Diet for Seniors by Foodie Team Do you wish to stay young and healthy forever, and fear the health struggles of old age? If the answer is ‘yes’ like most of the people, then you should make sure that you are...

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Should You Retrofit Your Home to Age in Place? By Robin Trimingham According to a research conducted by AARP, nearly 90% of all seniors want to stay in their own home as they age. This is by no means news, in that most...

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Pushing Your Limits in Retirement by Robin Trimingham As a retirement lifestyle transition coach, I am frequently surprised by the number of people who don’t seem to recognize that retirement is a time when you can...

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Are Blue Zones a Model for the Future of Mankind? By Robin Trimingham This past week I have been reading about “Blues Zones”; a term that was first referenced in a 2005 article in National Geographic entitled “The...

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The Power of No by Robin Trimingham There was a great opinion piece in The Guardian this past weekend on the way that our impulses rule our emotions and decision making processes, and the freeing power of learning to...

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Achieving Authentic Luxury With Less by Robin Trimingham In her book The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron writes that authentic luxury “has nothing to do with penthouse views, designer clothes, zippy foreign sports cars, or...

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Putting Down New Roots by Robin Trimingham Once upon a time in my snowy homeland of Toronto, I dreamed of a townhouse in south Florida. To me Florida had it all – wide roads, big malls, senior’s discounts, reasonably...

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The Meaning of Family by Robin Trimingham My favorite line regarding family comes from the holiday movie Home Alone, when Old Man Marley looks at Kevin and says “How you feel about your family is a complicated thing”,...

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Changing Trends in Retirement by Robin Trimingham This week I have been working on updating some retirement training materials that were first published in 2001, and I found it interesting to see what trends have...

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One Car - One Year On by Bob Lowry A little over a year ago we became a one-car couple. The 2003 Hyundai Accent gave up the ghost, at least to the degree we were unwilling to put ever-increasing amounts of money into...

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Life What are You Trying to Teach Me? by Bob Lowry If nothing else, six weeks away from these pages has given me plenty of time for reflection. On what? Oh, things like the powers of materialism and competition to ...

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Attention to My Pre-Retiree Self - You Need to Know This! by Bob Lowry Knowing what we know now, what would we do differently during the time before we retired? Maybe more importantly, does it matter? There is no "back...

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Retirement: Am I Passing the Test? by Bob Lowry I have this image that my retirement experience is quite different from the one my parents lived. Of course that includes the value judgment that mine has probably been...

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3 New Retirement Resources for the New Year by Bob Lowry Look closely just above this post. Do you notice some new additions to the clickable links? Frugal Retirement Aging in Place Technology Retiree Travel Whenever...

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Underestimating the Priceless by Bob Lowry Yes, this post title is meant to be ironic. After all, how can you underestimate something if it is priceless. Yet, we do it all the time. I guess that is just part of the...

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A Fresh Start to the New Year y Bob Lowry For more years than I'd like to count, I tend to kickoff the new year the same way. It is a five step process (I'm very organized!) that has worked for me before and during my ...

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Taking a Gap Year - Not Just for Young Adults Any More by Bob Lowry It is not unheard of for someone graduating from high school to want to take a year off before starting college. There is the need for a break from...

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Does Retirement Make You Feel Guilty? by Bob Lowry A reader wondered how much a part guilt plays in one's satisfying retirement. Frankly, I have never thought about it in those terms until he raised the issue. Yes,...

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Retirement and Financial Security - How Much is Enough? by Bob Lowry The quick answer is, no one knows, including you.The amount you need to retire comfortably and live a satisfying retirement lifestyle is dependent on...

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Your Best Frugal Ideas by Bob Lowry Frankly, by now I shouldn't be surprised that the topic of frugality is always so popular. The recent blog post, Retirement and Frugality generated lots of views and some very...

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Retirement Advice: Relating to Your Adult Children by Bob Lowry After the post about dealing with difficult parents, let's flip the view and consider parents dealing with adult children. This is an important topic for...

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Retirement and Volunteering: What Do I Need To Know? by Bob Lowry Volunteering is at the top of many retirees to-do list after leaving work. Studies make it clear that the desire to give back something to others and...

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What Did You Love as a Child? by Bob Lowry I had a very pleasant and supportive childhood. At one point before she died I told my mom that I had no bad memories of growing up. I know that made her feel very good about...

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Go-Go, Slow-Go, No-Go: Is This A Smart Retirement Life Plan? by Bob Lowry I have written before about the three stages of retirement: excitement and euphoria, then panic and fear, followed by settling in and enjoying...

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The Worst Things About Retirement by Bob Lowry For some of us the worst thing about retirement is that it didn't start sooner. After experiencing the freedom and opportunities that become available after work ends, we...

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Retirement Living Options That Are Not For Everyone by Bob Lowry After the post of a few days ago, How To Move to a Retirement Community  I thought it would be fun to look at some options that are very different...

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Mistakes Men Make Before and After Retiring by Bob Lowry Men Making Mistakes. How's that for a provocative premise for a post? Well, there are two obvious reasons I want to address this subject: 1) Most blogs are...

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The Empty Nest Isn't So Empty by Bob Lowry They have been called boomerang kids, often between 21 and 35...adult children who end up moving back in with mom and dad. Sometimes the return is brief, for others it becomes...

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Can You Retire With Less Than a Million Dollars? Absolutely! by Bob Lowry $1,000,000 is the minimum you need in your investments accounts to have a satisfying retirement, according to many retirement advice sources. ...

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A Satisfying Retirement With Limited Resources - Can That Work? by Bob Lowry Here are two retirement questions that are asked on a regular basis: "If savings and investments are not sufficient to live the way I hoped...

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Writing a Children's Book with My Grand Kids - How Much Fun! by Bob Lowry Retirement is when we can try new things, grab new opportunities, and reinvent ourselves. My latest project is a good example. All three of my...

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Retirement and Pets: Do They Limit Your Lifestyle? by Bob Lowry I may not be entirely objective. Two dogs while growing up and five so far after getting married makes me officially a dog person. For a good part of our...

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What Does a Satisfying Retirement Mean to You? by Bob Lowry One thing has become abundantly clear in the eight years this blog has been published: there is no one answer to what a satisfying retirement looks like. What...

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Warning: How to Protect Yourself Online by Bob Lowry Those of us over 65 are active users of the Internet. Estimates are that 66% of U.S. seniors use the Internet on a regular basis. Not unlike younger folks, a fair...

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Financial Sharing With Adult Children: How Much and When? by Bob Lowry A few weeks ago a regular reader asked for some feedback on a question that was bothering her and her husband: "We are happily retired, and my...

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What Was the Smartest Thing You Did to Prepare for Retirement? By Bob Lowry This is logical follow up to the previous post, What was the Dumbest Thing You Did in Your Retirement Planning? After admitting a mistake or...

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What was the Dumbest Thing You did in Your Retirement Planning? by Bob Lowry Am I restricted to just one mistake, one dumb decision? Well, for purposes of this post I will hold myself to just one of many dunderhead...

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Is Your Retirement an End or a Beginning? by Bob Lowry That is a good question with an important answer. Retirement is both an end and a beginning. It is a transition between two phases of life. Whether that is a...

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What if Your Retirement was Reviewed Like a Movie? by Bob Lowry What if our satisfying retirement was like a movie review? Others watched your life unfold and gave you two thumbs up, or down. Rotten Tomatoes gave you a...

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What Do Retired People Do All Day? by Bob Lowry See if you spot a trend with these questions:* What do I do after retirement? * Things to do after you retire * What do you do when you are retired? * What do you...

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The 3 Worst Things You Can do in Retirement: How to Avoid Them by Bob Lowry Of course, there are all sorts of mistakes we make as we move through the retirement phase of life. I know, I committed many of them over the...

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Feeding Your Hidden Creativity (We All Have It) by Bob Lowry When I asked for new topics for this blog in the post, Where Does This Retirement Blog Go From Here?, a few suggested more about creativity. I'd venture to...

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What Do You Want From Your Retirement? by Bob Lowry That may seem like a deceptively easy question. What I want from my retirement is to be happy, to lead a fullly satisfying life. I want to enjoy the freedom that...

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Dementia and Alzheimer's - What I Need to Know By Bob Lowry First, we better start with some basic definitions.  Dementia is a group of symptoms that affects mental cognitive tasks such as memory and reasoning....

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Two People. Two Very Different Retirement Outcomes by Bob Lowry Jim M. woke up to another day, destined to be just like the day before, and the day before that. He had argued with his wife all those months ago that...

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Being There for Younger Generations by Bob Lowry A few years ago I wrote about leaving a legacy. Usually a legacy is thought of as a gift of money or property for someone after you die. The second way to think of a...

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I Have Decided to Move From My Home: What are My Choices? by Bob Lowry There comes a time when most of us have to ask ourselves this question. No matter how much we love where we live, or how many memories lurk in each...

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I Want to Retire Abroad - What do I Need to Know? by Bob Lowry A recent poll on the blog had a clear result: close to 70% who responded said they would not consider retiring abroad. Even so, it is not unusual for me to...

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Managing Your Time - Do You Schedule or Go With the Flow? by Bob Lowry Time management during retirement is an important topic. For some of us, we like to go with the flow. Our day evolves with minimal pre-planning....

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How Will Younger Generations Be Able to Retire? by Bob Lowry Recently, I have added a simple poll question on the top right side of my blog. For a period of 6 days readers are asked to pick one of the possible...

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How to Ease Into Retirement by Bob Lowry After thinking about the almost eight years of this blog and the interaction with readers, I am impressed with the amount of thought and planning folks are putting into building...

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Being Single and Retired by Bob Lowry I have been called to task in the last few weeks, politely but accurately, for my posts on how various retirement issues affect couples. Since there are over 19 million folks in...

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Are Commitments Still Important? by Bob Lowry I've told the story before how several years ago I happily agreed to help one of my daughters move back to Phoenix from LA. I pitched in with last minute packing and...

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Will All This Matter a Few Years From Now? by Bob Lowry I can't believe the New Year is almost three months old. It seems like just a few weeks ago the stress and uncertainty of 2017 had been boxed up and safely put in...

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Is Retirement Like a Vacation? Yes, But Not How You Might Think by Bob Lowry People who are not retired might assume that retirement is like a never-ending vacation: no schedule, no endless commutes or meetings, no...

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  How to Plan for Retirement (Or Fix Things Afterwards) by Bob Lowry *What do I do all day after retirement? * Where should I live? * What if I need more money?    * I get bored easily - now what? * Why didn't I...

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6 Retirement Lifestyle Questions: How Would You Answer? By Bob Lowry  When I began Satisfying Retirement several years ago one of my favorite bloggers was Tess Marshall, author of The Bold Life. She had fascinating...

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Why Don't I Feel Retired? by Bob Lowry I am surprised how often I receive some form of the question, "How come I don't feel retired?" And, it doesn't seem to matter whether the person has been gone from full time work...

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Ageism is Used as an Excuse for Anything and Everything by Bob Lowry We don't get that part time job we'd be good at because we are too old. Our doctor tells us we can't engage in our favorite activity anymore, the...

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What Factor Determines the Success of Your Satisfying Retirement? by Bob Lowry I imagine you are thinking the answer must be having a solid financial  foundation. After all, without enough money retirement can be an...

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The Changed Lines of Generational Power by Bob Ritzema I have been reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, who is a surgeon, a staff writer for the New Yorker, and a Harvard Professor. He’s a busy guy! His book explores...

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The Unbalanced Life by Bob Ritzema I was intrigued when I ran across an article on the New York Times website titled The Unbalanced Life. It’s widely accepted that we should strive for balance between the various areas...

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The Changed Lines of Generational Power by Bob Ritzema I have been reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, who is a surgeon, a staff writer for the New Yorker, and a Harvard Professor. He’s a busy guy! His book explores...

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Another Grandparent's Day by Bob Ritzema Three years ago I wrote a post about visiting my grandkids’ school for Grandparents Day. Last week I went to Grandparents Day again; had gone last year as well, though I didn’t...

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Retirement Is Changing: Is That Good or Bad? by Bob Ritzema Most of us who have reached midlife but have not yet retired can’t count on an employer-provided pension plan to provide for us in retirement.  Social...

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Living in an Age of Accumulation by Bob Ritzema George Carlin may be right about a house being a place to keep our stuff, but, nowadays, we’re less inclined to leave home in order to get more stuff. That’s because more...

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The Seven Deadly Sins for Seniors: Sloth by Bob Ritzema This is the third post in a series about the seven deadly sins.  I have been reading and discussing with a church men’s group a book on the topic, Glittering...

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The Seven Deadly Sins for Seniors: Vainglory by Bob Ritzema "The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism" Norman Vincent Peale As I wrote in my previous post, the...

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The Seven Deadly Sins for Seniors: Envy by Bob Ritzema The Men’s Group at my church has been reading and discussing the book Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies” by the philosopher...

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A Matter of Perspective by Bob Ritzema I know a woman and her adult daughter who have always been close and who say they love each other deeply, but who can’t seem to get along. The mom is in her eighties and has moved...

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Silver Divorces by Martha Pitman  Divorces for couples over 60 years old (now known as Gray or Silver Divorces), have dramatically increased in the last two decades in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK...

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Perspective Changes With Age by Bill Storie As part of the Bermuda’s Demographic Challenge series running all this week in The Royal Gazette, Bill Storie will be writing for a series of five columns to view the issues...

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Getting Older Can Be Fun by Bill Storie I was talking with a close friend of mine a few days ago about getting older. Neither he nor I cherish the idea of course, but we’re sensible enough to know that age is creeping...

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Twas the Month before Christmas by Bill Storie  It seems we all build up to Christmas Day for well over a month – or more in some cases. I think part of that long build up is because some people, probably many people,...

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Surviving on a Fixed Income by Bill Storie When did you first hear the word “inflation”? I’m sure it wasn’t last year and maybe not ten years ago, but there would have been a time in your life when you did hear the...

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The Dignity of Old Age by Bill Storie The definition of the word dignity is “the state or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.” Yet sometimes we don’t understand the meaning of dignity or perhaps how and when...

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Planning Sensible Holiday Spending by Bill Storie In the first of his new monthly columns for The Royal Gazette, Bill Storie, chief executive of The Olderhood Group, urges us to think about how holiday spending fits...

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Emptying the Bucket List From Your Couch by Bill Storie Ok, first things first – I hate the expression “Bucket List” It just sounds morbid and tacky. Why not “things I would like to do when I grow up.” How’s about “...

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How To Converse With Your Husband By Bill Storie When we were in the workplace and we had to dash out of the house every morning, get in the car and take a slow commute to work, we rarely had the opportunity to talk to...

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As you’ve got older, has your opening line changed? by Bill Storie Isn’t it funny that when we were young we would typically start a conversation with a friend or anyone for that matter with “Hi. How are you? Isn’t it...

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The Calm before the Stormy by Bill Storie I bet you thought I was about to talk about something or someone in the news! Well, you’d be right. There is an enormous hurricane (Hurricane Florence) heading straight...

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Anyone been to Australia? by Bill Storie Ok, those of you who are reading this and live in Australia are excluded !! I have never been to Australia and to be honest I’ve never had any inclination to do so. It just...

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How come MONEY always catches the eye? by Bill Storie  Over the past 5 years we have published about 1,500 articles on the Olderhood Blog. Some from guest writers but mainly from Robin and myself. But one thing that...

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The Rising of a New Day by Bill Storie On our Olderhood Facebook pages we regularly see posts from around the world expressing thanks for a new day. Some folks thank God, some folks are just pleased to see another day...

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How to Make Your Money Work for You by Bill Storie No, we don’t give financial or investment advice, but we do help to make you aware of how your money, or maybe the lack thereof, can affect your life and lifestyle....

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When I Grow Up - Next Time Around by Bill Storie Many years ago, as a young man back in Scotland I had the opportunity to enter politics. A business associate of my father was a Member of Parliament in London (a big...

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Do You Still Want to Work? by Bill Storie I’m asked that question often now in my so-called retirement years. The fact is that this Olderhood gig is a full-time job and commands attention around the clock and around...

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Living Between the Lines by Bill Storie As I write this, I have just come back from my gym visit. While I was parking another guy drives in. There were 4 parking spaces, clearly shown by white lines. What does he do?...

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Fake News by Bill Storie Haven’t we heard enough about Fake News this past few weeks? It seems the phrase has just materialized in the political world and now every time we read a newspaper or turn on the television...

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How to Be Happy (Again!) by Bill Storie Note: This article first appeared in April 2016 well before the onslaught of "fake news" proving once again that "the more things change, the more they stay the same...

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Problems of the Past by Bill Storie I was reading Bob Lowry’s thought-provoking article last night on Olderhood.com entitled “Will all this matter a few years from now?” Bob always seems to hit the right note on most...

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Self-Driving Miss Daisy by Bill Storie I was watching a short video earlier today about driver-less cars. It showed a nice car with the steering wheel essentially turning itself while its two passengers checked their...

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Living the Dream by Bill Storie I was doing some research a couple of days ago for a new Financial Planning Workshop and Webinar that we are conducting, and I came across a comment from a man in the UK back in the...

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The Hose in Your Life by Bill Storie Here in Bermuda we catch the water for our domestic use, coming off the roof of the house. Every house has a tank under the house to catch and store the rain water. It a reasonably...

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“But I Have No Money to Invest” by Bill Storie If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that statement I’d be rich. Yet the financial services industry persists in telling us to “Save early, Save lots”. They...

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If Knowledge is Power by Bill Storie Then access to knowledge must give you the ability to move mountains in today’s Information Age. We have never had so much knowledge at our fingertips than we have these days. The...

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100 Years Ago by Bill Storie On the 6th of February 1918 The Representation of the People Act 1918 received Royal Assent in Great Britain. For the very first time this gave women (although not all women) the right to...

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No Money, No Worry by Bill Storie Well that got your attention. Is it true though? Do we honestly get uptight about having little money in our Olderhood years? Some people fret over money and complain all the time...

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Bees Need a Hive; Humans Need a Tribe by Rolisa Camille As we enter into May and Bermuda Heritage Month, it got me to thinking about all of the wonderful experiences we share together here in Bermuda. We connect for...

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Eating Healthy isn’t just about WHAT you eat, it’s HOW you eat by Beth Hollis Note: As those of you who are regular readers of the Olderhood blog will know, we are very passionate about the importance of maintaining...

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How to Prepare for Retirement in 2018 by Joanne Waldman  As we approach 2018, those who would like to retire in the next year have several things they can start doing to make that transition with ease. Eva is doing...