NMC Offerings a ‘Gateway’ for 50-plus Learners

Tom Obrecht loves to learn. The retired steel executive is among hundreds of older students who fill seats in extended education classes offered by Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) – informal, diverse lifelong learning opportunities targeting many ages, including 50-and-up working people and retirees and also younger...

Creating Responsible Caretakers for Family Wealth

Recently, a client shared a story with me that I will never forget. While skiing out west, he rode a chairlift with a young woman in her mid-twenties. As they chatted, he asked her what she did for a living. She replied, “Travel and ski.”...

Not slowing down anytime soon: 7(Over70) Inspiring Business people

Sensational, spirited, inspiring, impressive … these are just a few adjectives to describe TCBN’s 2017 slate of 7Over70. The one thing they definitely are not? Retiring. Our honorees come from all corners of the Grand Traverse community, representing decades as business heavyweights and as volunteer leaders....

Financial Advisory Firms Facing a ‘Talent Crisis’

College costs are escalating. Out-of-pocket health care expenses are rising. Weddings can cost more than many people earn in a year. And millions of baby boomers are facing retirement. But at a time when the cost of living seems overwhelming, there likely will be many fewer...

Not Slowing Down: Dynamic retirees and their life after work

Susan Nichols, Julie Avery and Deb Jackson have many things in common – active, educated, engaged, retired. All recently left fulfilling lifetime careers during the past few years, bringing their passions for and skills with them into new life chapters in northern Michigan. “Retiring,” however,...