Episode 76 – How to relocate or downsize without the stress with guest Lori Ligorio



If you are ready to move into your second home because of retirement or perhaps a parent has passed and you are tasked with selling their house (and trying to figure out what to do with 50 years accumulated possessions), you may be feeling overwhelmed and thinking, “I NEED HELP!” Today’s episode is sure to take away that stress and provide you with alternatives to doing it alone!

On today’s episode, Lynn speaks with Lori Ligorio, the owner of Caring Transitions of Scranton.  After a 20 year career with Bank of America, Lori opened up Caring Transitions which provides services for seniors who are entering transitions in their lives.  Transitions such as needing to move in with family, retirees who are looking to move into their second home permanently, and couples downsizing after a divorce.

Listen in as  Lynn and Lori discuss ways to liquidate the contents of a home, how to find cost-effective alternatives to hiring traditional movers and tips to determine the value and importance of family possessions. 

Here are just a few things that Lynn and Lori discuss:

  • That you don’t need to do it all alone, seeking help from a company like Caring Transitions will help minimize stress and save you money!
  • Hiring movers isn’t always the most cost-effective solution–and there are tons of alternatives to traditional movers.
  • Moving and taking inventory when moving can conveniently be done remotely when necessary.
  • When an estate sale is necessary to maximize profits and liquidate the contents of a home.
  • How to determine the value and importance of family possessions.

Tune in now and learn about the help that is available when you or a family member is transitioning or downsizing into a new home!

Resources:  LynnSEvans.com | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women | Caring Transitions


Episode 75 – Dr. Jen Caudle discusses bullying, addictions and what the medical community is doing about it



Lynn sits down with Dr. Jen Caudle, a board-certified Family Medicine physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

She appears as a regular on-air health expert for local and national news networks, including The TODAY Show, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, FOX News, Rachael Ray Show, Steve Harvey Show, Fox 29 Philadelphia News, PBS and many others. Additionally, her health articles have been published in numerous magazines and other publications.

Dr. Jen is a spokesperson for the American Osteopathic Association, and she is a radio/video host for ReachMD.  She is also a national lecturer on opioid prescribing physicians and presents workshops on health wellness and motivation.  Dr. Jen is also a lecturer on the topic of childhood bullying to hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Dr. Jen is also an accomplished cellist and in 1999, Dr. Caudle earned the title of Miss Iowa and competed in the 1999 Miss America Pageant.

​Lynn and Dr. Jen discuss her family, the people who have professionally influenced her, and what led her to not only practice as a family physician but become a lecturer and a regular on-air expert for a number of national and local broadcasts.

Dr. Jen shares her expertise on bullying and the reasons it is not just a serious social issue but a medical issue as well.  She shares personal experiences of being bullied and the impact that had on her socially and physically.

Lynn and Dr. Jen also talk about the opioid epidemic in great detail.  Dr. Jen shares her expertise on the multifaceted reasons that people develop addictions to them and the measures that the medical community is taking to help combat the problem.

Finally, Dr. Jen shares her first experiences with money and how that has played a role in the way she is today. Tune in now to listen to Dr. Jen’s story.

Resources:  LynnSEvans.com | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women | Dr.JenCaudle.com


Episode 74 -Creating A Life Portfolio with Anna Rappaport



Lynn’s guest is Anna Rappaport, and an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and author on strategies for a secure retirement and aging workforce issues.  Anna had a 28 year career with Mercer Human Resources Consulting where she was a worldwide partner. She started Anna Rappaport Consulting in 2005. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Lynn and Anna discuss the idea that the concept of a successful retirement is creating a life portfolio.  A life portfolio involves four main components: health, social engagement, pursuits and passions, and location. 

Lynn and Anna then discuss the amount of poverty in women who are retired or widowed.  Anna states that through her research with the Society of Actuaries, that poverty numbers are markedly higher for single retired women and widows as compared to their married counterparts.

Tune in now to as Anna describes her first memory regarding money, her most life-changing events, and more.

Resources:  LynnSEvans.com | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women

Contact Anna by email: anna.rappaport@gmail.com


Episode 73 – Transitioning From Working Life To A Retirement Lifestyle



Lynn sits down with Autumn Nessler, a certified retirement options coach, who specializes in assisting women who are transitioning from their working life to a retirement lifestyle of their own design.  Autumn’s company is An Intentional Life LLC and its approach is to help women understand that retirement is more than just having enough money.  40 percent of people in retirement find that they are suffering from depression within their first year without a plan. Autumn helps women design a non-financial retirement plan that defines a unique and intentional retirement lifestyle.

Lynn and Autumn discuss the reasons that retirement for women is very different from men.

Tune in now to as Autumn discusses the reasons why she works solely with women.

Resources:  LynnSEvans.com | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women


Episode 72 – The Positive Way to Separate



Lynn sits down with Gabrielle Hartley, an attorney, coach mediator and author to discuss Gabrielle’s unique approach to divorce which is outlined in her book, Better Apart: The Radically Positive Way to Separate.  Her approach to handling divorce combines the healing power of meditation and yoga with the difficulty and often unpredictability of divorce.  With meditation, mantras and mindfulness, Gabrielle has created a one-of-a-kind roadmap to an elegant divorce.

Gabrielle opens up about her parent’s divorce when she was 9 and how she ended up appreciating the way her parent’s handled it.  While the details of the divorce were messy, her parents managed to keep she and her brother out of the chaos of the situation. This was a life-defining moment for her and combined with her decades of experience as a divorce attorney, she developed a program to deal with the process of uncoupling in a positive way.  

  • Combine the healing power of yoga and meditation with the process of uncoupling
  • Tips on how to become responsive and not reactionary
  • Learn the 5 essential elements of an elegant divorce: patience, respect, peace, clarity and forgiveness
  • Reframe the story of your marriage into a positive one
  • How to view divorce as a restructuring of family rather than a splintering of it
  • Hear Gabrielle’s views on money–spending, saving, retirement and outlook

Tune in now as Lynn S. Evans helps you dodge these five divorce mistakes!

Resources:  LynnSEvans.com | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women

 


Episode 71 – Five Mistakes Women Make During a Divorce



Keeping the family home instead of taking other types of compensation might feel right, but, believe it or not, it’s one of the five most common mistakes women make during the divorce process.

Today, Lynn S. Evans unpacks five common mistakes women make when getting a divorce, covering content from her book, Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women, to help you make decisions that benefit YOU.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why keeping the family home isn’t as financially valuable as you might think
  • What illiquid assets are and how they limit women post-divorce
  • How women unknowingly lose out on retirement funds during the divorce settlement
  • Two emotional places women tend to operate from during a divorce and how they can lead to negative outcomes
  • Recommendations for women who want to re-enter the workforce
  • And more!

Tune in now as Lynn S. Evans helps you dodge these five divorce mistakes!

Resources:  LynnSEvans.com | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women

 


Episode 70 – Reflections



Over the last two and a half years, Lynn S. Evans has shared the mic with baby boomer women who’ve taken control of their money, braved life’s transitions with humor and grace, and have become thought leaders in male-dominated industries.  

Today, Lynn revisits the stories that have stuck with her the most, along with the surprising moments that happened once the mics turned off.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The story of Attorney Kim Manning who says that had it not been for welfare, she wouldn’t be where she is today
  • Examples of baby boomer women who’ve created brilliant business models, including Silvernest CEO Wendi Burkhardt
  • The story of a man from the projects who lived in a school cafeteria and paid for dental school in change
  • And more!

Join Lynn now for an insightful look back at the most memorable moments from the Power of the Purse podcast!

Resources:  LynnSEvans.com


Episode 69 – Moving from Anxiety to Zen in Retirement — With Guest Louise Nayer



 

The transition to retirement can be a challenging one. In fact, the six months leading up to retirement is known to be the most difficult time for a majority of people.

Louise Nayer, author of Poised for Retirement: Moving From Anxiety to Zen, joins Lynn S. Evans to share her insight on the shift to retired life. With a blend of humor and poignancy, Louise also shares her story of transitioning from a career in teaching to becoming an author.

Here’s what you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What prompted Louise to write Poised for Retirement and award-winning memoir Burned: A Memoir
  • The most surprising interview that Louise had while writing Poised for Retirement
  • Common challenges faced by baby boomers, before and during retirement
  • Effective ways to manage the transitional phases of retirement
  • Money lessons Louise learned while growing up

Tune in now to learn how you can make a Zenful transition to retirement!

Resources:

LynnSEvans.com | Louise Nayer: Author | Contact Louise Nayer


Episode 68 – How to Build Your Dream Network—With Guest Kelly Hoey



Have you ever attended a networking event, collected a pocket-full of business cards, only to go home, dump all of those cards onto your kitchen table, stare blankly at them and think, “So what? I don’t think any of these people have relevance to my business.”

If you feel powerless or aimless in your approach to networking, this is the episode for you.

Today, Lynn S. Evans’ speaks with guest, Kelly Hoey, author of “Build Your Dream Network” about how to cut through the networking noise and make meaningful connections at events and on digital platforms. Kelly also shares how she leveraged her relationship with a few people to build a dream network that helped her transition to a new career.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between the act of networking and the process of building a network
  • The wrong approach most people take toward networking vs. the right approach to building a dream network
  • How to use LinkedIn as a tool to maintain relationships and create new ones
  • Top tips to help you stand out and attract the attention of people who can help you achieve your career goals

Tune in now and learn how you can build your own dream network!

Resources: LynnSEvans.com | J. Kelly Hoey | Contact Kelly

 


Episode 67 – No Fear About Being a Widow



The thought of becoming a widow is a common fear for baby boomer women. It’s scary to consider going solo, isn’t it?

And for women whose spouses handled all of their finances, going through this period can be particularly difficult. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

In this episode, Lynn S. Evans shares practical actions that you can take today, whether you’re partnered or widowed. Lynn covers content from a chapter of her book “No Fear About Being a Widow” to help you take on whatever life throws your way.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Conversations to have with your spouse now and how to broach sensitive topics
  • Tips to avoid being too confrontational about this subject with your spouse
  • Questions to consider about your future living arrangements
  • Why Lynn recommends that new widows wait at least six months before making life-altering decisions
  • Ways you can take care of your mental and emotional health during the grieving period
  • Recommendations to help widows recreate their social lives

Tune in now and learn Lynn S. Evans’ tried-and-true recommendations for facing widowhood with more confidence.

Resources:  LynnSEvans.com | Power of the Purse: Fear-Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women