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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

What are some things you realize as you get older?

Recently the question “What are some things you realize as you get older?”  was posted on the Quora community. Here are some of the best and most voted responses from the community: Deepak Shukla, TedX Speaker. Ironman. Ultramarathon Runner. Relationships are more challenging Than any of your career ambitions Apparently, your mum was ri...Read More

Top 2017 Apps For Baby Boomers

With millions of smartphone apps out there today, how do baby boomers pick the best ones to make our lives easier, healthier, and safer? Here is a curated list of apps you should check out to make you life easier, save money or just have fun! GasBuddy. This App helps you save money showing you the cheapest gas when you travel or just need gas in yo...Read More

5 Tips to keep earning a paycheck in retirement

Retirement today is not that of a generation ago, we are living longer these days, and retirement is not what it used to be.  Today, 60 (and beyond) is the new 50. Retirement is no longer a time to just garden and visit the grandkids, and healthier retirees want to stay engaged and stimulated. According to a recent survey about two-thirds of worker...Read More

Journey with Kileen – to the South Pacific!

NOTE:  This article is the first in a series by AFL Travel Blogger Kileen Prather who will share her recent exploits to the South Pacific. Kileen’s helpful hints and words of travel wisdom are always deeply appreciated! I like to cruise in January for my own personal vacation.  There are two reasons for this.  First, the week after New Year’s is th...Read More

5 Scams Aimed at Baby Boomers

If you’re visiting your mom or dad and see an excessive amount of junk mail, take note: Your parent might be a prime target for fraud. “If your parents’ mail is filled with sweepstakes notifications, free gift offers and more magazines than they could possibly read, chances are good they’re on a ‘sucker list,'” w...Read More

10 Great Tips to Deal with Cranky Grandchildren

Grandparents look forward to time spent with grandchildren alone, without a parent. But these visits can be ruined if a child becomes cranky or misbehaves. Without a parent present to diffuse the problem, the solution falls to the grandparent, which can be overwhelming. Here are some tips for handling a  situation, and preventing one from happening...Read More

Elder Abuse: Signs, Types, and Tips for What YOU Can Do

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, elder abuse, which primarily occurs at home, may take several forms.  The perpetrators are often family or other household members or paid caregivers.  Some forms of elder abuse include… PHYSICAL ABUSE: a willful infliction of physical pain, injury, or restraint. Signs may include: Bruise...Read More

Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? Age = Less?

I used to like being told I look great for my age. It was a super ego-booster, made me feel special. But what did that remark really mean? It meant that the person making the remark has a stereotypical view of what older people SHOULD look like. And I didn’t fit their stereotype. It wasn’t really a compliment. It was a remark tainted with prejudice...Read More

The Best Retirement Plan is Not To – Thoughts by Aaron Clarey

It’s an all too common problem. Every month I host a financial planning class and I ask all the new students to introduce themselves.  And while there’s the occasional 35 year old housewife there, unfortunate widow whose husband did the finances there, or even the young whipper snapper 23 year old trying to get a jump on things, the plurality of my...Read More

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