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Are You Aging Well? How to Make Changes to Have a Better Lifestyle

As we age, life takes some unexpected turns. Between our bodies failing us in all kinds of surprising ways, and the loss of loved ones, the elderly need to be a resilient bunch. How we handle life’s now regular setbacks has a lot to do with how we age. While some things are out of our control, the way we live has a direct impact on how we handle ag...Read More

These 5 States May Be The Worst For Retirement

There are many things to consider to be certain a city or state is a good choice for retirees. Affordability is a high priority for seniors on a fixed income, and access to top-quality healthcare is getting more important as retirees age. Leisure and activity accessibility play a role as well with golf courses and theatre being a high priority for ...Read More

Is Your Partner Financially Faithful?

When we think fidelity, we think extra-marital affair. Another woman, another man, enters the picture, and deception spoils the marriage. But there’s another form of infidelity, and it comes in the form of finances. As with cheating partners, the statistics aren’t very promising. Various studies show that 30 – 40 percent of spouses are financially ...Read More

Why 50-Somethings are Unhappy About Money

If you ask a 50-something if they’re happy with their financial standing, the answer is likely to be, no. This is a surprising new trend. Historically, as we age, we become more and more satisfied with our money situation, however, this is no longer the case. It seems once again, the Boomer generation is changing up the status quo, and it’s affecti...Read More

Retirement: Are You Really Prepared?

We hit our fifties and suddenly the ugly idea of retirement savings pops up. It seemed so far away for so long, it’s almost implausible that retirement could be around the corner. But the fact remains, in a decade, you’re going to stop having an income. But don’t freak out just yet, there are plenty of ways to get ahead of the curve if you aren’t q...Read More

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 time and physical energy to handle a new addition. Still, ...Read More

Does Your Generation Determine how you Perceive Sexual Harassment?

These past months have been a whirlwind of shocking sexual harassment allegations against men who many find important and admirable. While the outcry is new and noteworthy, the actual acts are nothing out of the ordinary. You probably even experienced some form of harassment in your working days, or at least were exposed to it in some manner. In fa...Read More

How to know when you are ready to date after 50

AFL Founder Jo-Anne Lema discusses with professional matchmaker and Love Guru, Carol Ziegler, how to know when you are ready to date after 50. For more tips check out our site http://www.afterfiftyliving.com/

10 Tips for Retiring Abroad

One of the things people most look forward to in retirement is the opportunity to travel the world. For some, they’d prefer to actually live abroad. And why not? With today’s technology, the burden of being far away is greatly reduced. Plus, it’s an opportunity to experience something entirely new. But moving abroad is complicated. It can be overwh...Read More

8 Things You Should Never Microwave But People Do

Not too many people now that the microwave was invented almost by accident 70 years ago when a Raytheon engineer named Percy Spencer was testing a military-grade magnetron and suddenly realized his snack had melted. Spencer wasn’t the first to notice something like this with radars, but he was the first to investigate it.  He and some other colleag...Read More

5 Foods To Help You Sleep Better

If you’ve been having a hard time falling — or staying — asleep lately, look no further than your kitchen. Certain foods are scientifically proven to aid sleep. There is no shortage of information out there about the importance of a good night’s sleep, likely because more than 50 million Americans don’t get enough of it. If you’re part ...Read More

Senior are the fastest-growing demographic of Airbnb hosts

Airbnb growth is driven by regular people who use their main housing as a way to generate supplemental income. This is especially true for Airbnb’s growing community of hosts over 50 or more years old.  A new report released by Airbnb highlights the activity of these senior hosts on the Airbnb platform, which shows they are increasingly opening the...Read More

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