\r\nManaging Your Money in Retirement\r\nBy MaryAnne Beatty\r\nPeople nearing retirement tend to assume that life will slow down once they leave the workforce, but if you talk to any retiree, you know they say that they are busier than ever. Their calendar fills up with fun things to do, and dealing with finances can take a backseat to fun.\r\nSenior Services of Alexandria's March 13th Speaker Series will tackle how to effectively manage your money in retirement, and demonstrate how simple it can be. Simplifying finances can reduce stress as priorities shift toward spending more time with family and friends and doing what makes you happy.\r\n\r\nSally Balch Hurme, Author of AARP's Get the Most out of Retirement, will discuss ways to simplify your finances, such as organizing bank accounts, paperwork, and more. A representative from the Virginia Cooperative Extension will present \u201cLiving on a Fixed Income,\u201d with helpful hints on how to make your money go further. Tom West with Signature Estate and Financial Advisers will address how to make financial decisions to help live with purpose. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A session and time to talk with the presenters.\r\nThe workshop will take place Wednesday, March 13. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with the program running from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria. There is plenty of free parking and light refreshments will be served. SSA staff will be on hand to escort you to the meeting room because the library doesn't open to the public until 10 am.\r\nThis event is free, but we ask that you register online at seniorservicesalex.org or call SSA's office at 703-836-4414, ext. 110.\r\nMaryAnne Beatty is the Director of Community Outreach for Senior Services of Alexandria.