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7 Common Meds That’ll Up Your Risk of Breaking Your Bones!

Do you know how strong your bones are? Most people don’t…unless you’ve had a bone density. That’s a type of x-ray called DEXA that compares the density of your bones to a know population of women so you know if your bones are strong, or are losing calcium at a rate that increases your risk of a bone fracture. It’s information you should know.  Why?...Read More

6 Ways To Boost Your Memory

Forgetfulness, disorientation, language issues and decision-making problems. These are all signs of memory loss and dementia. While everyone forgets things sometimes, it can be scary to experience it in yourself or a loved one. It’s not yet possible to fully prevent memory loss, but there are certain things you can do to improve your memory. Here a...Read More

Great Tips To Avoid Making Bad Decisions

Sometimes life gives us snowflakes. Other times, snowballs. Life is full of decisions, each and every day, from what time you get up, to what you eat for breakfast,  whether you exercise and what you choose to do with your free time. Those are the snowflakes, small, manageable decisions we make all the time. But snowflakes add up, and when you get ...Read More

5 Ways To Supplement Social Security In Retirement

Most individuals and couples cannot live on only their social security income. It would require a drastic change of lifestyle as social security will replace about 40% of average retirement income. Since most of us want to maintain a lifestyle at least close to what we are used to living, we start searching for ways to add supplemental income. Annu...Read More

Tips To Avoid Financial Scams In Retirement

Security breaches, identity embezzlement, online fraud – it all could happen when you are the least prepared and even during retirement.It’s happening everywhere and leaves the countless sufferers in its sweep. If you aren’t careful, you could have con artists get access to your financial data quickly. While you wouldn’t wan...Read More

When We Lose Our Parent(s) – Here’s 7 Tips for Coping

There is no easy way to deal with the loss of a parent. They’ve literally know us our whole lives and for most of us, they provided unconditional love. Unfortunately, it’s part of the life cycle most of us have to deal with. I know when my dad died, it was a huge loss. Recently, a colleague of mine lost her father and asked me if I had any advice f...Read More

Retirement – Making It Meaningful!

At various times in our lives all of us come to a fork in the road – that place where we need to make a decision about where we want to go for our future. Picking a career, choosing a spouse, or determining whether or not to have children are examples of these significant junctures. We think that choosing to retire early rather than working f...Read More

Why Idealizing Retirement is a Bad Idea

During our working years, we tend to idealize retirement. We think it will be like we have one foot in heaven’s gate, and the days will be filled with nothing but pleasure. Well, sure, you should enjoy your retirement and make it a happy time in life, but as we know, life isn’t always easy, and retirement is just one more phase. You’re still living...Read More

Smile! It’s a Good Hair Day.

  Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair -Refrain from “Hair”   Remember the good old days of Hair and The Age of Aquarius? When hair was an act of rebellion? Some things never change. Hair (or lack of it) helps shape who we are. 13th century Lady Godiva rode her horse through the streets of Coventry, dressed only in her long hair. R...Read More

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 at the same time. Women saving for retirement Is th...Read More

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. There’s a couple of critical causes of stress dur...Read More

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 of being able to work if you want to do so. For many Americans...Read More

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