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Successful Entrepreneur Starts a New Business at Age 75

Think you’re too old to embark on a business venture? Tom Chappell, of Tom’s of Maine fame, doesn’t think so. The 75 year-old sold off his all-natural dental line to Colgate in 2012 for a cool $100 million. Considering those details, the then 70 year-old could enjoy a very comfortable retirement. Instead, he’s embarked on a new venture, starting fr...Read More

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Retirement

Key Points The latest technological advances are making it easier to age in your own home Many health issues can be remotely monitored, rather than relying on in-home help Help protect your (or your parents’) accounts with customizable alert technology There was a time when growing older meant relying on family or hired help to assist with health, ...Read More

10 Incredible Things That Kids Growing Up Today Won’t Know

The “calling” experience When you made a call from a landline, remember being chained to the phone for an hour because of that cord? It only let you walk within a one-foot radius of the phone. And we had very expensive long distance calls. There wasn’t any of this unlimited calling; we had to wait to use our “nights and weekends” ...Read More

Everyday Expressions Your Grandchildren Don’t Get

You think you’re a pretty hip grandmother or grandfather. You use the internet all the time, you have a Netflix account, and you not only have a smart phone, but you use the thing. Still, sometimes your age hits you like a sack of flour, particularly when grandchildren are involved. Things have changed a LOT since we were their age, and some of the...Read More

8 Tips To Master Social Media After 50

The post-World War II babies born between 1946 and 1964 account for an impressive 77 million of the population and with 91% of them on 2 or more social media platforms, it’s no wonder that an impressive 80% of individuals over 50 use Facebook, with youtube coming in at a close second. So how do you navigate and utilize social media platforms for op...Read More

6 ways to connect with your grandchildren using technology

Grandparents all over are learning that, when used without fear, technology can be an exciting bridge between generations. How to get started? Start by asking your grandchildren to show you what they like to do on the computers or smartphones. The first goal is to find activities and ideas at the intersection of your grandchildren’s online passions...Read More

4 Tips To Talk About Retirement With Your Spouse

When we approach retirement years, we start to conjure up ideas about what life will look like. Everyone has goals and fantasies about the years after work, when children are grown and out of the house, and time is free to spend however we wish. Still, money, lifestyle, and inevitable mishaps are things that every couple needs to address in a groun...Read More

7 Most Common Misconceptions About Aging

As we age, most people become what they think we will become and stereotypes play a big role in this process. Think you know the facts about growing older? Think again. Here are 7 common misconceptions about aging: Old women are depressed and lonely: While we may get sad and lonely from time to time, research shows that the least lonely and depress...Read More

7 Tips to get the week off to a great start

It’s hard to believe how a few simple changes to our daily habits can impact our lives, and become a motivation for positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier this week. Sleep in a comfy and clean bed. According to several experts, a daily habit as simple as making your bed could lead to increased happi...Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Aging and Fitness

Every day, fitness professionals are faced with many questions on topics ranging from aging, weight loss to rehabilitating from pain, injuries, and surgeries. Here are some of the most popular questions people over 50 ask about fitness and aging. I’m not active and haven’t been in years. Is it safe for me to start now? It’s never too late start and...Read More

How Your Tax Rates Change In Retirement

Taxes have long been the bane of our existence. April comes around and everyone starts getting a little antsy. Life is suddenly measured in cash in, and cash out. Look around, what can you write off? The dog walker, can you get anything back as an expense? What about the newspaper? In retirement, various events conspire to lift you up the income la...Read More

5 Fashion Bloggers Over 50 Making Waves

Melanie Kobayashi Vancouver-based style adventurer looking for transcendence through comedy, coloring, and rose-tinted bifocals. // bagandaberet.blogspot.com A post shared by @bagandaberet on Aug 18, 2017 at 1:12pm PDT A post shared by @bagandaberet on Sep 12, 2017 at 3:44pm PDT Senior Style Bible This 82 year old Dorrie Jacobson is a former Playbo...Read More

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