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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

Could You Become Car-Free?

It wasn’t a decision we took lightly. In fact, Billy and I discussed the idea of becoming car-free for several years. There were good reasons to do it: no more maintenance and repair costs; no more fees for insurance, license plate renewal, or registration; no more fuel expense; and no more worry about storing the vehicle here in the States w...Read More

Fraud Happens. To US. Here’s What to Watch For…

Seniors lose $36.4 billion each year to financial abuse — $16.8 billion of which comes from deceptive investing tactics designed specifically to take advantage of older Americans.¹ Also known as “financial exploitation,” this type of investment fraud is defined by the use of misleading language to obtain account information and permission to access...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

Want Your $$s to Last? Create Financial Sustainability!

These days, no matter what the topic, the talk is all about sustainability. In regards to financial sustainability, there are 3 legs to the stool; Income, spending and Investments. Income Income is derived from money you make through your job using physical or mental labor or both. Passive income can be created through property rentals, bond intere...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 Signs It’s Time To Ditch Your Doctor

Whether you visit your doctor once a month or just a few times a year, the relationship you have with your general practitioner can affect your health. Just like in any other relationship, if things aren’t working, it might be time to part ways. Here are six telltale signs that it’s time to change doctors: Your doctor doesn’t listen Much of health ...Read More

5 Steps To Boost Your Fitness After 50

You’re never too old to make your health a priority. Many believe getting in shape takes long hours on the elliptical machine or dozens of laps in the pool. But did you know that a few simple changes can drastically improve your fitness? Take these five easy steps to get on the road to a healthier you Set reasonable goals If you struggle to walk a ...Read More

6 steps to reinvent yourself after 50

After major shift happens in our lives (leaving a long time job or, relationship, or losing your loved one) it is normal to feel afraid & confused. Many people are so disheartened that they simply stop looking for a new path. Change means an opportunity to reinvent yourself.  Maybe you’re on your own for the first time since you were twenty-som...Read More

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