Author Archives: Roger O'Keefe

About Roger O'Keefe

My background is in education and finance. I'm a published author and photographer, former radio talk show host, and creative retirement planning expert. My work is a love of labor, I do not sell any products of any kind. I've appeared as a guest on more than 50 national and local television and radio shows. With a Masters in education, I'm a licensed educator and author of the “Future Bright Program” and the California State Department of Education “Teacher Appreciation Program.” I'm a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the National Care Planning Council NCPC. I'm currently writing my second book and reside in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My mission is to reshape retirement planning one person at a time. Please visit my website www.creativeretirementplanning.net and take advantage of the many complimentary online seminars, resources, and retirement planning tools.

FAMILY MATTERS

The American  Association for Marriage and Family Therapy states that “more than ever  before, families are providing long-term care to older adults with limitations  in the ability to perform tasks necessary for independent living. Nearly 25% of  American households are … Continue reading

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Living Wealthy vs. Real Wealth

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou The Creative Caretaker – Paradise on a Shoestring Dylan’s “Times Are a Changing” plays on Jack’s IPod and Bose speakers. How could turning 55 a year … Continue reading

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Too Much Risk Too Close To Retirement

Straight talk never hurts. Too many boomers are part of the underfunded retirement generation, miss-informed, counting on real estate and stock market investment gains to make up the difference between what one saves and one needs to fund a successful … Continue reading

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You Can’t Predict the Future, But You Can Prepare for it!

We recently saw yet another “End of the World Prediction“ come and go. What’s the next Y2 event, the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012? Retirees would do well to ignore doomsday conspiracy theorists and the like. Instead they … Continue reading

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Low Interest Rates, Good or Bad?

The Fed has committed to keep interest rates low for the next two years. This sounds good to most Americans. Many believe or hope it will help improve the economy and revive the depressed housing market and inspire consumer spending. … Continue reading

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Healthy Aging – Physically, Mentally and Financially

WebMD‘s online magazine’s feature article by Matt McMillen focuses on the “National Theme” with “tips to stay at your peak!” 1. Get moving Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy body and brain. 2. Stay social Take a class, volunteer, play … Continue reading

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No Wonder I’m So Happy In Retirement

According to a recent study reported by Susan Turk Charles , PhD, of the University of California, Irvine, at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, emotional happiness improves with age. Video: Laura Carstenson: Happiness improves with age … Continue reading

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