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Fredericksburg, TX: Always a Great Time To Visit!

Small town Texas? Forget your stereotypes. Fredericksburg, Texas has nary a ten-gallon hat in sight. Instead, this wonderful town on the edge of Texas Hill country is filled with wineries, art galleries, culture, fine dining and history. Simply put, it is a sophisticated and fascinating artsy town well worth a visit.   The area was settled in ...Read More

After the Heart Attack – The End of Intimacy?

A heart attack is a common and serious health issue. But it doesn’t have to prevent you from having a satisfying sexual relationship with your partner. According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. While many women think heart disease is something that only happens to men, 1 in 3 wom...Read More

Valentine’s Day Over 50? Are You in or Are You Out

Ah the patron Saint Valentine is drawing his arrow once again. Every year restaurants book up, red cellophane heart boxes of chocolate abound, and the post office gets inundated with red and pink enveloped Valentines for loved ones afar. Some people love it. They plan the whole day out in advance and wallow in all of Valentine’s Day’s romantic glor...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

These super star musicians are retiring this year

There’s a surprising trend in the music industry in 2018: some of the world’s most legendary musicians are calling it quits. In their late 60s to late 70s, these musicians are feeling the effects of a slowing body and the pull of the families they so often leave behind while on tour. To commemorate their retirement, all are giving one last hurrah. ...Read More

Weighing Social Security Income During Retirement

As you get closer to retirement age, you’re probably taking a peak at the Social Security statement. Will it be enough? Most seniors find relying Social Security benefits alone don’t nearly cover all expenses. In fact, some even have to pick up a job again so they can make ends meet. That idea may not bother you now, but when you finally hit the re...Read More

The 3 WORST Words: Activating Your Device!

WARNING… The following contains disturbing graphic scenes: a middle-aged married couple trying to setup their new cell phones. Enough said. For the life of me I don’t know what got into Jan. But right out of the clear blue she piped up, “Gary, lets set up the new his and hers iPhones we bought.” So, I did what was natural. I gathered myself; took a...Read More

The Freedom that Comes with an Uncluttered Life

I like to believe I am on the cutting edge, always one step ahead of the latest trend. I commonly find that I have initiated lifestyle changes long before they are publicized on major print media or featured on television. This is why when the tiny house trend started to catch on a few years ago, my spouse and I felt like we were ahead of the game....Read More

5 Retirement Income Strategies for Near-Retirement Workers

It’s a tricky thing to maneuver retirement income, but at some point we all have to do it, preferably before we leave our jobs. As we approach retirement, we may be wondering exactly how much longer we need to work, and if we’re really prepared for managing the money we’ve spent our careers stowing away for such a day. It’s a lot of pressure. But l...Read More

Tax Reform: How the New Tax Law May Impact You

Recently, Congress passed a new tax reform bill. Analysts at Ameriprise Financial have identified some areas that may affect taxpayers now and in the future. Tax rates and brackets The law reduces tax rates and adjusts income brackets for taxpayers, including individual filers and married couples filing jointly. However, the number of individual ta...Read More

Are You Nuts?

Nuts are good for you. Experts say we should eat more nuts to live longer. Those crunchy little nuggets demand to be regulars in our lives. You can get them in any supermarket or, if you’re so inclined, go premium, natural, or organic. They’re plain, raw, roasted, salted, or served in the shell – all very respectable. Nutella and fudge nut br...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

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