Lifestyle & Retirement

Improving Lives. Here’s 3 Ways to Start…

“I wish that I had…” is a phrase that people often express when they live in regret. As people age, the life that they are living is often the result of actions that they took in their younger days. Most of us who reach our senior years can look back with hindsight at how different things could be. Now seniors are in the position ...Read More

5 Tips For Connecting With Your Millennial Grandkids

Understanding how to connect with Millennials is a complex topic because they differ from other generations in several key areas, particularly their communication style. This is especially true for Baby Boomers who come from a completely way of understanding how and at what speed their world moves. For many grandparents, one of the biggest challeng...Read More

An Oasis of Golf Near The Gulf – Welcome to Innisbrook

Are you interested in a PGA tour-class golf vacation under the Florida sun? How about one that also has abundant nearby attractions including the Gulf of Mexico to delight family members who might not be avid golfers? If that tempts you. then a few days at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in North Palm Harbor, a suburb of St. Petersburg, Florida shou...Read More

6 Signs That You’re Ready (Maybe) to Retire Early

1. You’re emotionally ready to quit working You may dream of retiring long before a traditional 60-something retirement age, but be careful about making that leap too soon. If you’re not emotionally ready to quit working, you may not be ready to retire. Remember, both the big picture and the fine details of your financial and emotional ...Read More

Best Fashion Tip Ever: Clear The Clutter from Your Closet! Here’s How…

Multiple-personality wardrobe disorder afflicts millions of Americans each year. Symptoms include blurred vision, habitual tardiness and loss of interest in normally pleasurable primping. Common side effects are closet overcrowding, spiraling credit card debt and reliance on yoga clothes for all but nonwaking hours. Help is available. It starts wit...Read More

Independent Living Communities. Some Pointers To Ponder…

It’s time to leave the rat race and daily grind behind. You’re retiring, and looking forward to the well-deserved golden years ahead. But retirement asks some questions you’ve never had to answer in the past. Chief among them: ‘What do I do now?’ The first Monday without a commute may be even better than you hoped. But...Read More

You As Stylist: Here’s Your Top 5 Fashion Tips

People’s first impression of us and what we are about is often based how we look and dress.  New statistics show that over 55% of your message is projected visually, says Jennifer Butler.  This is why having a well-crafted image is important.  The better we look, the more effective we are in our professional and personal lives.  These top five fash...Read More

Memory Lane Alert! A Case for the Maytag Lonely Repairman. Oh my…

What you are about to read is the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth. So help me Maytag Lonely Repairman. Here’s what happened… Years ago, Jan and I agreed to purchase a Maytag washer and dryer. We were convinced Maytag was a trusted brand. This was based on exhaustive research: Jan’s comment, “Gary, I feel sorry for that poor Maytag...Read More

Thinking Retirement? Here’s Our Top 10 Tip List!

Have a discovery phase Call it an assessment, checkup or discovery, but a key part of planning for retirement is taking an overall look at what’s going on. See where your money is invested, check the performance and scrutinize your contributions. Online tools, such as Bankrate’s best retirement calculator or retirement income calculator...Read More

Where Do You Carry Your Weight? Guess What? It Matters.

Are you an “Apple” or a “Pear?” Where do you carry your weight? And where you carry your weight has a lot to do with how healthy you stay for the long run. And here’s insights into another place where carrying weight can make a difference. Read on. For some women, their weight is almost all above the waist – in their chest and abdomen. ...Read More

When Your Wife Says ‘THE DEN’… She Means ‘THE DEN’

If you are a married woman, what you about to read may incite a violent action. I’m talking about something even worse than opening the kitchen cupboard that sets off a Tupperware avalanche! “Hello 9-1-1!!! This is Eunice Entwistle calling. I need help! I’m buried in a gazillion plastic containers and mismatched lids. It’s reaching all the way up t...Read More

My Smart TV and Other Oxymorons

I just got a smart TV. It’s an oxymoron (a combination of words that have contradictory meanings) like jumbo shrimp and a little pregnant. Years ago life was simple. There were three national networks – NBC, CBS, and ABC. Trusted names like Harry Reasoner, Barbara Walters, and Howard K. Smith maintained broadcast news standards. Fake news and alter...Read More

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