Author: AFL Staff

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

Louis C.K. wonders how the Wright brothers would react to complains about airplanes

Louis C.K. marvels at how far technology has advanced and wonders how the Wright brothers would react to people complaining about air travel.

7 Easy Ways to Be a Complete Failure (at everything)

Some failures are useful, but not all. Most people are already failing before they even get started. Success is not an easy task, requires hard work and avoiding shortcuts. Failure is much easier. In fact, If you want to be a complete failure at everything you do, read on these easy steps for you. If you’re like most of us, you’re probably managing...Read More

You Can Do This! Excercises to Keep Fit – Even When We Gotta Stay Home!

Winter is upon us, and depending on what climate you’re lucky enough to be living in, Mother Nature may have different plans for those looking to exercise outside.

New friendships after 50? Absolutely!

Forming friendships after fifty can sound like a daunting task. The fleeting friendships that we’ve created in the workplace or with parents of our children’s friends may no longer exist. After the kids leave the nest and after you’ve stopped working, you may find yourself drifting apart from friendships that turn out to have been situational, ones...Read More

Baby Boomers May Face Financial Instability in Retirement

76 million baby boomers are heading into retirement. According to some estimates, they won’t have enough money to last throughout their lifetime. The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) calculates that two-thirds of households age 55-64 have savings equal to less than their annual income. A third have no savings at all. The Employee Be...Read More

5 Best Retirement Cities For Singles

About half of the over 60 demographic is single. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best places for singles to retire. Specifically focusing on cities with active nightlife and high population density of singles over 60. New Orleans, Louisiana With 49.5% of the over 60 population single, New Orleans offers a vibrant downtown with abundant arts and cult...Read More

Sneaky Causes Of Weight Gain That Aren’t Food Or Excercise

Staying fit after 50 has a lot to do about exercise, fitness and food. There are some causes, however, that aren’t helping you trim your waistline or lose those last few pounds. What do economics have to do with health? It turns out, that any dips in our economy can lead to a rise in our weight according to a study done by John Hopkins. Researchers...Read More

48.5: The Average Age of Action Heroes

Movie stars, especially action heroes, are getting older. In 2015 the average age of an action star was 48.5. “Alpha” male stereotypes are no longer being bussed in to Hollywood and finding the younger generation of men (specifically “Millennials”) to fill these roles are few and far between. Tomi Lahren, a 23-year-old political commentator for The...Read More

How Retirement Expectations Measured Up In 2016

There are about 76 million Baby Boomers in the United States, and more than 40 millionwho are already age 65 or older. As a generation, boomers have shaped and altered every life stage they’ve moved through, and their retirement years will be no exception. Baby boomers will retire at a rate of 10,000 per day through at least 2030, when almost 73 mi...Read More

Retirement Planning Tips For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is exciting, but entrepreneurs go without the luxury of company-driven retirement plans with matching contributions or strategic deposits. There’s also no one around to remind you that you should be planning for your financial future. Not knowing what your monthly income will look like also makes managing your finances and pl...Read More

7 Ways to Make Online Dating Work for You

Online dating seems like an obvious route for those looking for love at any age, but how do you master the art of “meeting” someone through the internet and then meeting them in real life. Often times dating, in general, tends to take us out of our comfort zones and online dating can make the 50+ singles a little wearier than our younger social med...Read More

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