Senior Living

Are You Being “Reeled In” by a Catfish?

By now I hope that you’ve read my last post on “How To Spot a Scammer” but maybe, somehow, your radar missed it.  You find yourself actively chatting with someone but perhaps you’re a little suspicious? It’s obvious that English is not his first language but you’ve decided to overlook that, perhaps you even find it endearing. He’s telling you how b...Read More

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

It’s been months, perhaps years in the making, but you finally made the decision. You’re selling your home and moving to a retirement community. It’s been a challenging process, with many sleepless nights weighing the pros and cons of starting this new chapter of your life. But you’ve earned this moment. So you exhale as you sit back on your couch,...Read More

These 5 Addictions Could Devastate Your Senior Years

Yang was sitting in front of the screen mesmerized by the online game in which he was participating. He was wholly engrossed in the task before him. Even nature’s urges were not an issue as the pad lining his underwear was doing its job. He was focused on one thing; winning. Yang is not a senior citizen but a student whose life has been taken over ...Read More

Make Your Retirement Savings Last! 3 Steps

You’ve worked hard and saved for the future — now you need to make sure your savings last the rest of your life. By understanding the risks you face, you can make smart choices about how much to withdraw and how to handle unexpected financial challenges. The financial implications of a long life According to the National Center for Health Sta...Read More

Just 1 Secret. Some Age “Better”

I traveled a couple of months ago to attend a family wedding. Before the actually ceremony, I attended a party in honor of the couple. As I entered the living room, a woman, appearing to be in her mid-70′s, seemed to literally leap across the room to meet me. Marilyn, I soon learned, was my niece’s future grandmother-in-law. We started a lively, wo...Read More

Want to Increase Your Longevity? Here’s 7 Simple Strategies

Today life expectancy in the Western World is greater than it has ever been. It has not been by accident, and there are numerous reasons this has taken place. Some of these are obvious, some not so much. There are, of course, no guarantees. We can find individuals who have abused their bodies and yet live to a ripe old age. Others who do all the “r...Read More

It’s a Lifestyle – Not a Vacation

Ever wonder how it was for us in the beginning of living life without a paycheck? In 1991, we understood that we were retiring with the idea that we would not be returning to work. If we had to, we would, but it was not part of the plan. We were not taking a break from work, we were leaving the working world all together. It was a little unnerving ...Read More

Thinking Early Retirement? Here’s 5 Timely Medical Issues!

The effort to repeal Obamacare has failed – so start making your early retirement plans now? Not so fast. Even though the Affordable Care Act remains in place for now, the stakes are high for early retirees. The health care law’s subsidies are still there to help you pay for health insurance until you reach Medicare age at 65. But you&#...Read More

Making Our Retirement $$s Last. Here’s 5 “How-To’s”

Even if you’ve planned carefully and your retirement nest egg is hefty, there’s always a possibility that you’ll outlive — or outspend — your money. So, if you’re worried about running out of money, consider these 5 steps and alleviate your concerns. Buy longevity insurance With longevity insurance, you give the ...Read More

Time to Downsize? 6 Signs It Just Might Be…

Making the decision to move from a larger home to a smaller one can be very hard. Your home, after all, is a source of comfort and is filled with beloved memories. For many, it’s where you watched your family grow. But sometimes you may not have a choice, especially as the years go by. As an older adult, the practicality of downsizing may out...Read More

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