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A Lottery to make Money? How to become Financially Healthy

A Lottery to make Money? How to become Financially Healthy

This should better not be your strategy to make money: hoping you will win the lottery. You might succeed, but chances are way higher you won’t. My son used to say: “Hope is postponed fear”.

Don’t think I was above it. I too participated in some lotteries in the past. The trickiest one was a lottery in the Netherlands based on your zip code. Can you imagine what that meant? In my memory it was even communicated in their ads, but I have to admit I am not sure of that.

“Think what will happen if your neighbors win the lottery to make money, and you are left out, because you have no ticket!”

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How about Starting a Business after 60? Dream or Delusion?

How about Starting a Business after 60? Dream or Delusion?

Now and then I hear someone say “Oh, I am too old for that”. Mind you, these are not only people over 60. I also hear people in their thirties and forties tell it. I always cringe when I listen to such a remark.

If you start practicing a certain type of sport at the age of 50 with the intention of winning gold at the next Olympics, it might be a bit unrealistic. Depending on the sport of course. But it won’t stop you from having tons of fun if you do it anyway. And you’ll be working on your health as well.

Instead of saying “I am too old for that” it is way better to say “what are the possibilities to make this happen?” So if you are wondering whether you could be starting a business after 60, this question is a great starting point.

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Do Women love Money? Or do we have a Love-Hate Relationship with Money?

Do Women love Money? Or do we have a Love-Hate Relationship with Money?

Who handles the money in your household, you or your husband? If you have answered that question, ask your friends as well. You will find out that more often than not the man is responsible for the finances and the woman has no clue.

Don’t women love money? Or are we afraid of the responsibility? 

Talking with my friends we discover often we all have at least one friend who unfortunately became a widow and was in a completely different financial condition than she previously assumed.

Let this not be you. Educate yourself.

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Earn a Side Income as a Pensioner – Become an Affiliate

Earn a Side Income as a Pensioner - Become an Affiliate

Is it necessary to earn a side income as a pensioner? Maybe.

Usually we only find out after retirement whether we have a good pension or not. Unless you were a specialist in the field of pensions or have had a very good financial education. Then you probably knew exactly on forehand what you would get after being pensioned, and for how long.

Also, sometimes the agreements about pensions are changed in the meantime, as happened to Tom and me – and all other Dutch people in our age group. Instead of getting a state pension at age 65, we got it at age 66 and 4 months. 

Neither Tom nor I were financial wizz kids, but we were lucky to have made at least some good decisions during our working life. That way we could survive those extra 16 months on our savings.

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59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell

59 Ideas for Hobby Products to Sell

In 20 Ideas on how to make money after retirement I have been talking about selling your products. Let’s elaborate on that with ideas for hobby products to sell.

First of all, how to get ideas? I have written down 59 ideas here. Partly these are products I have made or am still making myself. And of course you can find loads of ideas on the internet. Great platforms for that are Pinterest and Instagram.

And a great way to develop ideas is to brainstorm. Writing this article I did that on my own, but brainstorming with 2 or more people produces a ton of ideas. Start writing down some keywords and from there go on and on. This is such a fun thing to do!

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How to Change our Mindset about Money in a Healthy Way?

How to Change our Mindset about Money in a Healthy Way?

We probably don’t think much about how our mindset affects our life. We have always thought this way, either as a result of how we were raised or through other circumstances. Yet our mindset in fact does affect our life. By changing how we think we can improve our lives. 

When we rarely feel happy and content and we realize that the reason is that of a negative mindset, it’s time to change to feel better about ourselves and attract more abundance into our life.

If money is part of that negative thinking and worrying, it seems like there can never be a solution. I know what that feels like since I was in that situation myself a few years ago. A good moment to change our mindset about money!

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