A Starter’s Guide for a ‘Golden Girls’ Home

Three women in living room talking and smilingThere’s much written about shared and co-housing these days, and perhaps you are one of the many boomers or seniors considering trying it for yourself.  The benefits go far beyond the obvious economic advantage of distributing expenses, but how about the pitfalls?  How does one actually go about finding compatible golden girls and/or guys?  Next Avenue offers a primer with lots of good information.   Take a look, and please let us know if take the plunge!  A Starter’s Guide for a ‘Golden Girls’ Home | Next Avenue.

LC class of 1964 planning 50th reunion

GraduateHey. Lewis and Clark Tigers of ’64, your 50th reunion is fast approaching!  The Spokesman Review did a nice article about the planning, and you may recognize a few of your classmates in a photo of the organizing committee.   Amazing to realize that 699 students graduated in this class, which made it the largest in the state.   For more, see:  LC class of 1964 planning 50th reunion – Spokesman.com – July 28, 2014.

Free Tools for Optimizing Social Security Benefits

Tax preparationOne of the most important decisions we make about our financial futures is also one of the most complex – when to start collecting Social Security?  There are many variables, and the wrong choice can literally hobble you for the rest of your life.  If you’ve gone bleary-eyed trying to read through the maze of options, or perhaps are avoiding the whole subject, there’s new help.  The Wall Street Journal has found and reviewed five free online calculators that can help you crunch the numbers.   Free Tools for Optimizing Social Security Benefits – WSJ.

Kendall Yards adds Veraci Pizza

Fresh italian pizzaOur friends at Kendall Yards have added yet another restaurant to the mix.  Veraci Pizza opened this week, with a great menu featuring true Italian-style pizza and a deck with an amazing view of the Spokane River and downtown.  If the name sounds familiar, perhaps you’ve sampled some of Veraci’s delicious pies from their food cart at a local farmer’s market or two.  Don’t take our word for it, here’s what The Inlander had to say!   A Home of Their Own | Food & Drink | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and the Inland Northwest.

Can I Write My Own Will?

Estate planning capital wills trusts word tag cloud illustrationThere we are again, haranguing at you about end of life planning.  If you’ve taken care of all of this, move on.  But if you are one of the many procrastinators who keep saying, “someday”, maybe today is the day.  Money Talks Newsletter offers us a good overview, links to services that can facilitate the task, and answers the title question once and for all.   Curious? Ask Stacy: Can I Write My Own Will? | Money Talks News.

New! Senior Spokane Showcase

North East South West Signpost Showing Travel Or DirectionSenior Spokane peeps are vibrant, talented folks who are intent on living full and rewarding lives.  Yes, that’s you!  We’d like to invite you to share your creativity and passions in our new Senior Spokane Showcase.  We’ll consider photos, artwork, stories, poetry, entrepreneurial adventures, or just about anything within reason.   Drop us a little note describing what you have , and we’ll get right back to you – send us your stuff!