On weekend mornings I like to lay on the couch and watch early morning TV. (sometimes Merry joins me). Often, I’m watching real estate shows that feature multi-million dollar NYC apartments. Over the years, I’ve slowly realized…”that’s probably not going to happen.” This particular post has taken on many titles in my mind: “What do […]
When you need to tap that..
Want what I want, when I want it I read so much about saving money and living a frugal life but I must admit, I wonder how sustainable that lifestyle is for many. I’ve lived that life. Like… “hardcore”. Since I’m still taking a break from the work world at 52, I’m trying to figure […]
Online access to Social Security
Online access to your retirement benefits This is a follow up post to my original post regarding my investigation about why my social security estimated benefit statements stopped arriving. The last one I had received was in 2015. One of the nice things about living in New York city is spotting the occasional actor or […]
Remembering your early financial life
The good old days weren’t always good What is that saying? You’ve gotta know where you’ve come from to get where you’re going? Well I had a little flashback this weekend, when collecting some paperwork for my home equity line of credit. I stumbled across my first paystub from my very first real job at […]
What I learned about finance from RUSH
Hidden talents You probably didn’t know this about me, but I’m an AMAZING Air drummer. Yup. You heard that right. Air Drummer. In High School, I had a friend, who has since passed away from testicular cancer, who actually was a very good drummer and in several bands up until the time of his death. […]
Kitchen sink 2017 and a look ahead
Taking off 2 years I left my last full time job at the end of January 2016. So, I’m coming up on the two year anniversary of that. The stock market was getting beat up with a drop in oil prices and a few other things. Frankly, I was a little caught off guard by […]
Picking a financial steward in the age of blended families
Keys to the castle You know what keeps me up at night? Not if I’m going to run out of money or not. I’m pretty sure I have that covered. What keeps me up at night is who will manage and inherit my money if I weren’t here. In short, how can I pick a […]
Is shared office space worth it?
A new look First things first. If you’ve been following along, even a little bit, you might notice some changes. I’ve re-branded my blog from MyCareerReboot to FinanceAfter50. As I’ve written more posts over the past 3 or 4 months I can feel my blogger voice developing. I’m also interested in educating myself more about […]
Your deepest personal reason for financial motivation?
This is personal Way back in 7th grade, I’ll never forget how I felt that day. My desk neighbor and I were kicking around our bank account balance totals. Don’t ask me why, but I think it had something to do with “Birthday money” or gifts, etc. Actually, I think we were talking about purchasing […]
Why did my social security statements stop?
Social Security Statements and accessing them online I have a similar story to many people. I’ve been working since I was about 15 years old. Starting with a paper route that I shared with my buddy in High School. That job changed into a part time distributive education job or more aptly named High School […]