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Jan Cullinane
Co-author, The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale)

Jan Cullinane is the co-author (along with Cathy Fitzgerald) of the best-selling book, The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale). Their book has been widely acclaimed and the first edition reached the number two rank on both Barnes&Noble.com and Amazon.com. The New Retirement was selected by The Washington Post (“Color of Money” columnist Michelle Singletary) as a book club selection. The second edition is now in print.

Jan has appeared on TV both nationally and locally, has conducted more than 60 radio, Internet, and television interviews, and has written or been interviewed for numerous newspaper and magazine articles.

Through their company, Retirement Living from A to Z, Jan and Cathy conduct retirement seminars. Clients include AARP employees, the Ford Motor Company, the Smithsonian, Wachovia Securities, the Federal Government, Deloitte & Touche, Fifth Third Bank, Amenity Communities Marketing Summit, United Way, Ameriprise Financial, and Realty Presentations, Inc.

Jan has a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Maryland. She is the Retirement Expert for the NABBW (National Association of Baby Boomer Women), and a contributor to Vibrant Nation , Ocean Breeze and Let Life In magazine. She lives in Florida with her (retired) husband, has three adult children, and thinks the word "retirement" itself should be retired. She can also speak backwards fluently!

Six Secrets for a Successful Retirement

Retirement (n): removal or withdrawal from service, office, or business; withdrawal into privacy or seclusion.

WRONG! With apologies to Webster's Dictionary, this is no longer your father's (or mother's) retirement. Today's retirees, and those approaching retirement, differ from their parents in a number of important ways. Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) are living longer, perhaps spending 30 or more years in retirement.

Three Questions You Must Ask Yourself before Retiring

Are you among the more than 76 million Boomers approaching retirement?

Are you wondering how to ensure a successful retirement or wondering if you should retire? Before making this transition, be sure you can say “yes” to these three questions: Do I Have Enough? Have I Had Enough? Do I Have Enough To Do?

Drinking Wine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Friend or foe? Pleasure or poison? There has been a lot of discussion about wine over the past decade or so, and today's column will take a look at how this “nectar of the gods” affects adults over 50. Studies are based upon “moderate” consumption of wine, defined as no more than one drink per day for women, and two drinks per day for men. A drink is defined as five ounces of wine.

Can Retirement Make You Sick?

Are you a “Type A” personality? A perfectionist? A workaholic? Someone who feels great during the workweek, but suffers from depression, aches, pains, fatigue, and infections – in other words, a person who gets sick when nothing is looming on the horizon?

The Mighty and Misunderstood Mitochondria

Do you remember way back in high school Biology when we learned that mitochondria were nicknamed the “powerhouses of the cell”? We may have memorized that for a quiz or test, but this organelle is vital to our health, and is thought to play a vital role in aging.

Take up Tennis

Looking for a new activity? Consider tennis! I've only been playing for about five years (I'm 5), and I'm addicted! Why tennis? Assuming you are good to go (get the okay from your doctor before you start), there are quite a few physical as well as psychological reasons for playing this “sport for a lifetime.”

It Really Can Help Keep the Doctor Away

We all know the expression…”an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This is one adage with a lot of truth to it, and keeping the doctor away is something we Boomers certainly want to do. So, here are a dozen reasons to bite into that juicy McIntosh, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Winesap, etc.
Five Outstanding East Coast Resort Hotels You should Visit before You Die

Travel is frequently listed as one of the “must do” things on retirees' lists, and resort hotels that not only pamper but also include natural beauty, history, great food, and lots of recreational opportunities are very attractive. Here's the lowdown, in no particular order, on five of these resort destinations I've visited recently; they are located...
Do One Thing Every Day that Scares You

I love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, and decided to make it one of my 2010 Resolutions. Although doing something out of my comfort zone every day is too ambitious for me, I am trying to incorporate that philosophy in little...
Women and Negotiation: We Don't Like it, We're not Very Good at It, so Let's Improve

First, let's start with some facts from Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever about women and negotiation:

•  The Million Dollar Difference. “Women who consistently negotiate their salary increases earn at least $1 million more during their careers than women who don't.”

•  Ouch! “Going to the dentist” is how women described the process of negotiation, while men...

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Email Jan Cullinane at jancullinane@gmail.com


Recent Articles

-Six Secrets for a Successful Retirement
-Three Questions You Must Ask Yourself before Retiring
-Drinking Wine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
-Can Retirement Make You Sick?
-The Mighty and Misunderstood Mitochondria
-Take up Tennis
-It Really Can Help Keep the Doctor Away
-Five Outstanding East Coast Resort Hotels You should Visit before You Die
-Do One Thing Every Day that Scares You
-Women and Negotiation: We Don't Like it, We're not Very Good at It, so Let's Improve