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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 more worry about storing the vehicle here in the States w...Read More

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 fewer words. The average English-speaking adult kn...Read More

Fraud Happens. To US. Here’s What to Watch For…

Seniors lose $36.4 billion each year to financial abuse — $16.8 billion of which comes from deceptive investing tactics designed specifically to take advantage of older Americans.¹ Also known as “financial exploitation,” this type of investment fraud is defined by the use of misleading language to obtain account information and permission to access...Read More

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 about how to prevent falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): ...Read More

Want Your $$s to Last? Create Financial Sustainability!

These days, no matter what the topic, the talk is all about sustainability. In regards to financial sustainability, there are 3 legs to the stool; Income, spending and Investments. Income Income is derived from money you make through your job using physical or mental labor or both. Passive income can be created through property rentals, bond intere...Read More

Endometrial Ablation: A Solution to Heavy Menstration?

Heavy menstruation (heavy enough to require a tampon or pad change almost hourly) is an issue that affects many women at some point throughout their lives, whether the woman is 20 or is after 50. And, this is not uncommon as we approach menopause. There can be numerous causes for this, but doctors don’t often identify the problem, much less figure ...Read More

Retirement Countdown? Here’s Your Cheat Sheet!

One day you’re celebrating the first day at a new job. The next thing you know, toasts are being raised at your retirement party. With each passing year, the hands on the retirement clock spin faster. That’s why it’s wise to establish milestones — at 10 years, five years and one year out — to fine-tune investment strategies, buffer against market v...Read More

7 Tips to Control Stress Incontinence

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to discuss it with their doctor. Let’s face it; it is embarrassing to have urinary incontinen...Read More

Forget the Russians….The Beeps Are Taking Over!

Beeps are on the attack. How many are there in an hour? Let’s count. I cooked dinner in the microwave – two beeps to choose the time, one for the start button, and a double beep when the food was hot. Two more beeps when I didn’t take it out it fast enough. While waiting for dinner there were two beeps when I left the refrigerator door open t...Read More

Medical Tourism – Our Top 10 Q & A’s

Because Billy and I live a lifestyle of travel, we often get readers asking us basic questions about medical tourism. Below we have the answers to some of the most common questions we get asked. How do you know if this option will work for you? The following should help you decide. Q: I have heard the term “Medical Tourism,” but what exactly is it?...Read More

Menopause: How and When It Can Impact Sex Drive

It’s not surprising that both menopause and age can cause changes in sex drive. Have you noticed a change in yours? Worry and confusion about how menopause might impact sex is a pretty common concern for women, especially in midlife. A groundbreaking study in the April 2017, journal Menopause sheds some light on this important issue. Nearly 1400 wo...Read More

Top 7 Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

If you want to live a long and healthy life, right now, today, is the best time to protect your heart. Heart attack is the most common cause of death in women, and one of the most preventable causes. But many women don’t realize that women usually have different symptoms of a heart attack than men do. Sure, some women experience the crushing chest ...Read More

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