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Can Leafy Greens Affect Cognitive Decline?

Cognition is an integral part of our health and includes episodic memory, working memory, semantic memory, visuospatial ability and perceptual speed. An age-related cognitive decline is one of the most feared parts of aging. A recent report in the journal Neurology found that a diet containing approximately one serving of green…
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How Complaining Affects the Brain and General Health

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Falls? Falls! Ugh! Here’s What Matters in Prevention…

You may think winter – with its snow and slippery ice – is the only time when the majority of falls occur.  Think again.  And as we and our loved ones age, falls loom large on the list of preventable injuries. So it’s time – right now – to think…
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5 Ways Pets Can Add Love to Your Retirement

We all love animals. They’re loyal, sweet, cute, and even funny. But when we reach retirement, pets have an added bonus: they’re great for our well-being. From physical to emotional health, animals make our lives fuller. That said, pets are a lot of responsibility, so make sure you have the…
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Hearing Loss and What We Can do About it

Our bodies change throughout our lifetimes. From our metabolism to joint sensitivity to eyesight decline, we require a more maintenance as we age. But is there anything more aggravating than hearing loss? It’s like everyone around you is mumbling, and you endlessly have to ask friends to repeat themselves. Your…
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How Should You Choose the Place to Retire?

You know you have worked hard all these years and want to now retire in style. Why not go to a place that you would love? Retiring today doesn’t mean packing it all up – most want to work part-time even after finishing up with their full-time career. You can…
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Is our retirement system fair to women?

Sometimes life happens, and financial needs get pushed to a back burner. What happens to the daughter, wife, and mother who is living the life of the “sandwich generation”? She is a working wife, mom, and daughter – caring for a home, raising kids and caring for their parents all…
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Top stressors in retirement AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

We dream of retirement being filled with relaxing, hobbies, playing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. We plan for it to finally be a time in our life where we live with less stress. The Big Retirement Stressors Sometimes our stress is not alleviated in our retirement years.…
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Could You Become Car-Free?

It wasn’t a decision we took lightly. In fact, Billy and I discussed the idea of becoming car-free for several years. There were good reasons to do it: no more maintenance and repair costs; no more fees for insurance, license plate renewal, or registration; no more fuel expense; and no…
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How Many Words Does It Take?

  There are a lot of words in our lives. The Oxford English Dictionary lists 171,476 words in current use, not including 50,000 words labeled obsolete, technical, regional, new, and invented by people like The Orange Man in the White House.   Think covfefe and braggadocious. The rest of us own…
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Realities Regarding Retirement For Women You Can’t Afford to Overlook

There are some realities regarding retirement for women which you just cannot afford to overlook. The challenges women encounter as they prepare for retirement are different than their male peers. Despite all the battles for equality over the last few decades, women are still trailing behind when it comes to…
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Retiring isn’t less stressful than working

Not everyone retires with a solid retirement plan, a comfortable nest egg, a healthy retirement spending budget and a pension plan. It’s not always lack of planning, carelessness or a life ridden with bad choices.  Retiring isn’t necessarily less stressful than being an employee. All is not equal  Sometimes circumstances add…
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What is really taxed in retirement?

Do you look forward to retiring? You may have your retirement plan and spending budget all set, or you may still be putting it all together. Have you allowed enough in your retirement planning and spending budget to take care of taxes? Taxes and Your Retirement Dreams Someday, you dream…
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Have you considered becoming an Entrepreneur as you “Retire”?

Retirement is an opportunity As life expectancy has increased, there is a broader range of retirement opportunities than previously available. Retirement is now a window of opportunity instead of a passage of time. It brings experiences and permission to begin something new. At this moment in time, retirees must withstand…
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Tips To “Customize” Your Social Security Benefits

April is National Social Security Month. It’s a perfect time and opportunity to discuss the advantages of “customizing” your social security benefits. Everyone needs to know what the social security benefits are so you can prepare for retirement. Since baby boomers are now living even longer than their parents, there…
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