Author: AFL Staff

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

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

Redefining Your Legacy: Entrepreneurship After 50

The way that the media portrays our leading entrepreneurs, you’d be inclined to believe that entrepreneurship is only made for the younger generation, willing to eat ramen noodles and couch surf until their startup “makes it”, if it ever does. What you don’t see is the boom in 50+ entrepreneurs entering into the equation. For those dreaming of turn...Read More

Thinking Retirement? Here’s Our Top $$ Tips

Thinking Retirement?  Planning on just “letting it happen?”  Go ahead.  Give it a little thought – and these tips can really help! 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...Read More

Why Are So Many Baby Boomers Getting Divorced?

Contrary to popular belief, the divorce rate in America has been steadily declining in the last 20 years. Unless of course, you’re a Baby Boomer. So, why are we still getting divorced at a record rate?

5 Reasons to Move to a Retirement Community

Those who know my parents, who have always been active types, know that the word “retire” was never part of their vocabulary. So you can imagine my utter shock when they brought up the subject of retiring.

4 Easy Ways For Baby Boomers To Save Money

Turning 50 can remind you of the importance of saving money. Retirement may be coming soon, and the high price of fighting the effects of gravity, and getting called “ma’am”. You may even begin dreading mail deliveries and the arrival of your AARP senior discount card because it means you’re official. Don’t toss that card and your newly-minted “sen...Read More

7 Secrets To Social Security Benefits

When it’s time to claim those social security benefits, depending on the Social Security Administration may be a mistake. Social Security employees generally don't give case-specific advice. This means you are on your own to make the most important financial decision of a lifetime.

8 Tips To Master Social Media After 50

The post-World War II babies born between 1946 and 1964 account for an impressive 77 million of the population and with 91% of them on 2 or more social media platforms, it’s no wonder that an impressive 80% of individuals over 50 use Facebook, with youtube coming in at a close second. So how do you navigate and utilize social media platforms for op...Read More

5 Ways to Boost Your Energy After 50

It’s no surprise that wanting to remain energetic after 50 is so high up on the health meter. Wanting more energy is evidence of vitality and a healthy appreciation for life, and there are many simple ways to boost your energy level and improve your overall health.

‘Roseanne’ and the persistent effect of Baby Boomers

As we search for common ground, it seems the glory days of our baby boomer culture is the greatest hits from television. Thanks to “Roseanne,” we may have something in common we can discuss without really discussing “politics.” The return of the popular “Roseanne” show had a vast audience in its returning debut, ...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

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