Senior Moments

Members of the Senior Fellows Committee have provided several articles of interest to those Fellows who are retired or considering retirement and a fruitful transition from a current career. Please click the links below for further information. If you would like to contribute an article, please contact Richard Carmody, Senior Moments Editor, at

Senior Fellows may find the following books of interest:

Articles of interest:

5 Tips for Second Careers in Retirement Jobs for Seniors (July 3, 2020)

Are you on track? This is how much it cost to retires comfortably in each state (November 30, 2019)

7 Crucial Questions to Ask Before You Retire Abroad (November 20, 2019)

State-by-State Guide to Taxes (October 2019)

Where Is The Best City To Retire In Your State? (August 23, 2019)

5 Simple Steps to an Awesome Retirement (August 5, 2019)

Secrecy and Isolation are Dire Threats to Family Wealth (July 31, 2019)

Primer on emeritus attorney rules (July 2019)

Giving In The Last Third of Life (April 18, 2019)

These 6 Lifestyle Changes Might Help Prevent Dementia (A[ril 16, 2019)

When Is Too Old To Practice? (February 6, 2019)

Social Security Checklist: 7 Tasks You Must Do Before Claiming (December 24, 2018)

Senior Service: How Retired Attys Are Battling The Justice Gap (December 2, 2018)

The No. 1 thing people get very wrong about retirement (November 28, 2018)

7 Reasons You Should Rent a Home in Retirement (November 25, 2018)

7 Critical Things to Consider Before You Retire Abroad (November 19, 2018)

Social Security Q&A: How to Find Social Security Advice You Can Trust (November 15, 2018)

Three Common Ways Your Social Securitry Payment Can Grow After Retirement (June 21, 2018)

How to Sell Your Life Insurance Policy (November 1, 2018)

How to Succeed as You Relaunch Post-Practice

This Is How Much You’ll Pay for Health Care From Ages 65 to 85 (October 24, 2018)

Miss RMDs and Pay the (Hefty) Price (October 18, 2018)

How to Travel the World After You Retire (October 14, 2018)

5 Expenses That Vanish During Retirement (October 2, 2018)

Before the death of a spouse, here's how to prepare a financial plan for living alone (September 26, 2018)

Death, Disability, Disappearance, or Disbarment (September 2018)

Read To Dream (September 2018)

These 6 Lifestyle Changes Might Help Prevent Dementia (September 24, 2018)

All 50 States Ranked from Worst To Best For Retirement (September 19, 2018)

7 Things You Can Do If You Regret Retirement (September 18, 2018)

Sixty Three Is The New 65 (September 17, 2018)

8 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement (September 12, 2018)

7 Ways To Know If The Time Is Right To Retire (August 26, 2018)

8 Surprising Things Nobody Tells You About Retirement (August 13, 2018)

How Smart Are You About How Retirement Payments Are Taxed? (August 6, 2018)

The Top Countries Where You Can Retire On $150K (August 1, 2018)

A Personal Journey from Law to Retirement: With Purpose, Passion, and Joy (June/July 2018)

4 Questions You Must Ask Before Deciding Where to Retire (July 19, 2018)

Maybe It’s Time For You To Think About ‘Retirement’ From Law Practice (July 18, 2018)

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most? (July 11, 2018)

The Good and the Bad of Retirement Saving (July 10, 2018)

5 Compelling Reasons to Retire Later Than Planned (July 5, 2018)

The 10 Best Countries to Retire Where You Can Live Large and Save Big (June 27, 2018)

25 Ways To Keep Your Memory Sharp (June 25, 2018)

Why Seniors Should Make All Charitable Gifts from Their IRAs (June 19, 2018)

Millennials Aren't Having Kids. Here's Why That's A Problem For Baby Boomer Real Estate & Retirement (June 11, 2018)

Very Unhappy Aging Lawyers - You Can Leave the Money, Do What You Want (June 8, 2018)

Lifelong Learning: Good for Seniors’ Minds & Bodies (May 28, 2018)

8 Ways to Tell Whether It's Time to Unretire (May 22, 2018)

This Is the Nation's Biggest Retirement Worry (May 4, 2018)

Timing Social Security: A (Very Personal) Review of Claiming Calculators (May 2, 2018)

Seniors are the health care industry's gold rush (May 2, 2018) 

Never Too Old For Love (May 1, 2018)

Are Retirees Spending Their Savings Too Slowly? (May 1, 2018)

If You Think Healthcare Is Expensive Now, Wait Until You Retire (April 20, 2018)

11 Retirement Funding Goals That Everyone Should Hit by Age 50 (April 20, 2018)

Where Retirees Underestimate Spending (April 18, 2018)

7 Ways to Fatten Your Bottom Line in Retirement (April 18, 2018)

Long Term Care: How Much Does Medicare Actually Cover? (April 13, 2018)

The Pros & Cons of 55+ Active Adult Communities (April 9, 2018)

Carrot & Stick Used to Motivate Retirement-Age Partners to Hand Off Clients (April 5, 2018)

How To Avoid Scams That Target Your New Medicare Care (March 26, 2018)

Retirement: 5 tips for people turning 70½, taking a required minimum distribution or RMD (March 21, 2018)

7 Trends Dramatically Changing Your Retirement (March 20, 2018)

Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance? (March 19, 2018)

Future retirees, especially young Boomers and Gen-Xers, face potential financial threats (March 18, 2018)

7 Ways to Judge a Retirement Community’s Financial Health (March 9, 2018)

Three Lawyers, Three Dream Retirements

8 Steps to Repurposing the Retiring Lawyer in You

7 Ways to Know If the Time Is Right to Retire (March 2, 2018)

Do It Now: 8 Essential Documents for Estate Planning (February 20, 2018)

All 50 states ranked for retirement from worst to best (February 12, 2018)

New FINRA Rules Take Effect to Protect Seniors and Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation (February 5, 2018)

Hey, I’ll Just Be a Mediator When I Retire! Not So Fast… (January/February 2018)

How Much Can We Spend On Travel In Retirement?

How Following Your Doctor's Advice Can Save You $89,000 (January 25, 2018)

FAQs About Giving Your RMD to Charity (August 2016)

How to prepare financially for being a widow/widower (January 19, 2018)

Reality check: you probably won't be able to work part time in retirement (December 27, 2017)

Federal District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein, 96 - No Plan to Retire (December 16, 2017)

The Danger of Working While Collecting Social Security (December 14, 2017)

How A Misunderstood Policy Discourages Senior Citizens from Working Longer (December 4, 2017)

The 'unretired': coming back to work in droves (December 3, 2017)

This Retirement Expense Is Rising Fast — Have You Planned for It? (November 27, 2017)

7 steps to prepare for your upcoming retirement

For Your Second Act, How About Politics? (Also, Podiatry) (November 10, 2017)

Aging - Lawyers Are Either All In the Game or Are Not In Any More (November 6, 2017)

5 Expenses That Vanish During Retirement (October 26, 2017)

New! Solutions to Common Financial Struggles for People 50 and Older (September 24, 2017)

2 Ways to Retire Comfortably After Raising Kids (September 18, 2017)

The Unexpected Benefits of Delaying Retirement (September 14, 2017)

8 Reasons Your Parents Had an Easier Retirement Than You Will (September 14, 2017)

The 3 Biggest Expenses Stopping You From Retiring Sooner (September 6, 2017)

How to know whether you have 'enough' to retire early (August 30, 2017)

Help for Preserving Memories (August 2017)

5 Great Sports to Take Up After Age 50 (August 31, 2017)

9 Simple Steps That Help Ward Off Dementia (August 30, 2017)

Book Excerpt: A Southern Lawyer's Lunch with Harvey Miller (August 25, 2017)

The costs and risks of using a reverse mortgage to delay collecting Social Security (August 2017)

Healthcare Costs Could Eat Up Your Retirement Savings (August 24, 2017)

8 Retirement Rumors to Ignore If You Actually Want to Retire (Aug 6, 2017)

The Best Time to Move Into a Continuing Care Retirement Community (August 4, 2017)

Proving You've Still Got Time - 10 People Who Made Their Mark After 40 (July 26, 2017)

Are You Prepared for This Looming Retirement Expense? (July 10, 2017)

4 Critical Questions Retirees Must Ask Themselves Before Moving (July 6, 2017)

David Boies Doesn't Come Across As "Old"- Fixing Your Aging Game (July 4, 2017)

Law Partners-With Good Reason, They Won't Retire (July 3, 2017)

Voice of Experience - The Mentoring Issue (June 2017)

4 Tips for Outside Counsel Making The Move In-House (June 16, 2017)

Marty Lipton Of Wachtell Lipton: Age 85 And Still Going Strong (June 8, 2017)

Ask Stacy - How Do I Find Work When I'm Over 50? (June 2, 2017)

How to Avoid Common Scams That Target Older Adults (May 2017)

Want to be a millionaire? Nowadays it's just not enough (May 27, 2017)

Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults (May 17, 2017)

Warren Buffet's Sane and Simple Retirement Investing Plan (May 15, 2017)

11 Pointers to Investing in Your 60s and Beyond (May 15, 2017)

Retirement Is Coming — Make These Money Moves in Your 50s (May 11, 2017)

Good and Bad News About the Record Number of Senior Workers (May 9, 2017)

I’m a senior law firm lawyer and want to move in house. How do I convince employers that my experience is relevant and I’m not too old? (May 3, 2017)

Thriving During Transition (April 28, 2017)

Aging and Transitioning with Dignity (April 28, 2017)

How a Late-In-Life Career Change Can Boost Your Fortunes (Apr 13, 2017)

The States With the Highest (and Lowest) Taxes for Retirees (Apr 9, 2017)

Avoid These Five Estate Planning Blunders (Mar 31, 2017)

This Is Americans' Greatest Financial Fear in Retirement (Mar 30, 2017)

Would You Rather Have $1 Million or $5,000 Monthly in Retirement? (Mar 26, 2017)

The Rising Cost of $1 in Retirement Income (Mar 24, 2017)

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles (Mar 23, 2017)

The ABCs of Selecting a Medicare Supplement Plan (Mar 23, 2017)

Older Americans may have to postpone retirement under Republican health bill (Mar 8, 2017)

How High Is Your "Retirement IQ?" (Mar 7, 2017)

Skadden's 100 Year Old Lawyer (Feb 27, 2017)

How to keep earning a paycheck in retirement (Feb 27, 2017)

Over-50: Legal Sector Version of "La La Land" (Feb 25, 2017)

The One Thing People Do To Successfully Leave The Law (Feb 24, 2017)

20 Ways to Make Extra Money in Retirement (Feb 24, 2017)

How to Make Your Money Last as Long as You Do (Feb 18, 2017)

Phased Retirement: The Next Big Trend (Feb 10, 2017)

How Obamacare Repeal Could Change Your Retirement Plans (Feb 9, 2017)

How much do you need to fund retirement? More than you think (Feb 7, 2017)

Bankruptcy attorney considers pro bono work a calling (Jan 22, 2017)

Weil Gotshal litigation veteran chooses new firm over retirement (Jan 19, 2017)

U.S. Retirees Live Shorter Lives Than Peers in Other Nations (Jan 11, 2017)

The Best Things I Learned from Other Lawyers (Jan 2017)

When Roles Reverse: Caring for Mom or Dad (Dec 21, 2016)

11 Critical Things to Consider When Choosing Where to Retire (Dec 8, 2016)

The Ages When Most People Retire (Hint: Probably Too Young) (Dec 1, 2016)

30 Awesome Things to Do in Retirement (Nov 25, 2016)

Tranferring Funds Tax-Free From an IRA to Charity (Oct 31, 2016)

Boomers reinvent themselves in retirement (Oct 21, 2016)

Overcoming Your 5 Biggest Retirement Challenges (Oct 18, 2016)

I Closed My Private Practice Twice: Here's What I Learned (Oct 2016)

Transitioning Clients and Setting Compensation for Partners Approaching Retirement (Oct 2016)

What To Expect When Selling Your Practice (Oct 2016)

Old Lady Lawyer: Lessons From A Baseball Great (Sept 28, 2016)

The 10 Ways Tech Is Changing How We Age (Sept 23, 2016)

As Baby Boomer Partners Retire, Law Firms Face Increasing Costs and Client Issues (Aug 30, 2016)

5 Ways to Volunteer and Travel for Free (Aug 29, 2016)

Law Firm Partners Face The Perfect Storm In Retirement (Aug 25, 2016)

4 Steps to Reinventing Your Retirement (Aug 19, 2016)

How To Mentor Without Overshadowing Your Mentee (requires paid subscription to Bankruptcy Daily News to view)

Transitions: From Cutting Edge to Rusty Saw (May 28, 2011)