Fifty plus-Need More Money?

Don’t store up treasures here on earth…Matthew 6:9

How many times have we heard, “You work hard for your money, enjoy your life, buy what you need?” Buying what we need usually translates into what we want by fulfilling our self-indulgent desires. In fact, we are being manipulated everyday by “Big Businesses” who utilize psychologists to develop marketing strategies to feed the beast of buying. Personally, I have never had anything to drink that would make me feel as if I were on a Caribbean beach with my toes in the sand; diamonds are not my best friends, and the list goes on and on. If you want a reality shock, start attending a few Estate or Moving sales-there is often an excess that would furnish 2-3 homes. The sellers are often functioning in the panic mode by the last day of the sale, slashing prices by 50 to 75%, or an offer to just take it.

How do we break the habit of “just buy it?”

Practical Methods for Breaking the Spending Habit:

1. Use the envelope method of a pre-determined amount of cash for food, shopping, and other expenses.
2. Organize your closets-donate or sell items you are unable to fit or have not worn in six months or longer.
3. Make a list of your assets; clothing, shoes, accessories, and household items.
4. Volunteer to help those in need. It helps to see life from another perspective.

Identifying our overabundance provides a reality check as to how blessed we are. Ask for help from God. It will take prayer and perseverance to change pleasurable behaviors. But, we can be overcomers in all things.

Resolving Life Events with God
Sonya Johnson-Ruiz RN

The Obstacles of Obtaining Employment for the 50 plus Females

There are many barriers to obtaining permanent employment for 50 + females.

  1. High productivity standards.
  2. Constant technological advancements.
  3. Employer Health insurance penalty of higher premiums
  4. Lack of certification/evidence of continuing education.
  5. Appearance of being middle-aged., gray hair, etc.
  6. Possess fewer cutting edge skills than younger counterparts.
  7. Ethnicity or racial background.
  8. Job offered is not the right fit.

Perhaps in your experience you have faced other issues. However, the middle-aged woman (if hired) is often the last hired-out of desperation-just to fill position.

What Happens When the Door Closes and you are in the Storm?

This is the post excerpt.

The brainchild of two Registered Nurses, ages 50 plus, who asked the question, “What happens when the door closes and you are in the storm?” we identified that we have specialized needs as women who are maturing through life. Historically, we have overcome many obstacles; but, now we are feeling quite overwhelmed with the present-unexpected life event.

When we perceive that we are overwhelmed; fear, worry, and anxiety escalate at disproportionate levels. As a result, we become spiritually disoriented, and gradually we become fixated on the closed-door. When we begin to communicate with God through prayer, we will realize that God has allowed the door or chapter in our lives to close. He is protecting us as only a Heavenly Father can do. As we draw closer to God, He will allow us to see his wonder plan for our lives-many open doors.