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Can your marriage survive and thrive during retirement?

Maybe your dream of retirement is that small homestead in rural America. Maybe your spouse thinks that sounds like more work than working the career a few more years. Statistics show that the number of people over 65 who divorce is growing. One of the main reasons for this is that people who have glided through life and ignored ongoing relationship...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

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

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

5 Key Retirement Questions You Need To Answer After 50

Retiring is not an easy decision. A written retirement plan can help you in many ways, so you can implement it when you do retire. When you write your retirement plan, you must evaluate critical factors in your life and your expectations of retirement. The written retirement plan can be lengthy or brief, but requires you to answer critical question...Read More

3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

6 regrets you don’t want to have as you get older

Wouldn’t that be amazing if we could live a life without absolutely any regrets? The best we can do in life though is try not to do things we will inevitably regret later. Here are 6 regrets you do NOT want to have in your life: Holding on to a grudge Someone once said “”Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you de...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

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

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

Working Longer? GREAT! Here’s Why ($$$-hint, hint)

WELCOME BACK to our 3-part series on the benefits of working longer.  Here we look at the financial advantages of staying in the workforce later-in-life. Now we know that financial factors are exactly what drive most people to work longer and a lot of people probably read the first article and thought, “Working longer?  I have no choice!”  But no m...Read More

5 Tips: Let’s Be SAFE on Facebook!

Maybe you’re on Facebook to keep up with old friends. Maybe your family is spread far and wide and social media is how to best stay current with their lives. Or maybe you just love the daily stream of pictures and tidbits people choose to share. It helps us all stay in the loop. It helps everyone feel a little bit closer to the ones they hold dear....Read More

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