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12 tips to stay married for over 30 years

If you want to know about marriage, ask someone with a lifetime of experience. Here we share the top tips from our community and how they stay happily married. Marriage comes first.  If you push your spouse down on your list of priorities, even your children will believe that marriage isn’t all that important. On the flip side, if they see yo...Read More

International Travel in the Days of COVID

  My yearly flight to visit family in the US I did not want to book a ticket only to receive a voucher for a cancelled flight, so for weeks beforehand, I did my homework and had been tracking arrivals and departures from both Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) and Phoenix Skyharbor Airport (PHX) in Arizona. While other airlines were no longer flying th...Read More

Fraud Happens. To US. Here’s What to Watch For…

Seniors lose $36.4 billion each year to financial abuse — $16.8 billion of which comes from deceptive investing tactics designed specifically to take advantage of older Americans.¹ Also known as “financial exploitation,” this type of investment fraud is defined by the use of misleading language to obtain account information and permission to access...Read More

Is Retirement in Your Future?

The perfect time for retirement doesn’t exist. This is what we have learned in our almost three decades of financial independence. Things change, and sometimes radically. There simply are no guarantees. From our point of view, a full and rich retirement is still possible for many people right now. Sometimes it takes personal flexibility in ho...Read More

How Independent Living Gives You More Freedom to Do What You Want

When it comes time to hang up that work apron for the last time and transition into your well-earned retirement, it’s almost natural to feel like the sky’s the limit. You’ve got every single one of your golden years ahead of you, and you’re finally free to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Whether it’s pursuing hobbies you’ve always wanted to, travel...Read More

Who Am I Kidding?

I don’t linger over the fact that I’m disintegrating at jet speed. Instead, I wake up each morning in a positive frame of mind. I think about all I’d like to accomplish that day: marketing, laundry, bungee jumping. Then I hang my feet over the edge of the bed, prepare to stand and ……….. Ouch. Groan. Moan……… Wait!...Read More

8 Simple Ways To Grow Happier With Age

As you age, the more you know, the more likely that you will feel like “you know everything”, which means you are closed minded.

How To Find Purpose After You Stop Working

So, you’ve finally made it to the big day: retirement. Maybe you’ve been looking forward to traveling the world when you no longer have work responsibilities. Perhaps you’re excited to try a new hobby. Or maybe you haven’t figured out yet what you want out of the next chapter of your life.    It’s true that without a typical work week to keep you b...Read More

Five Tips for Long Distance Relationships

  Absence makes hearts grow fonder is a familiar adage. But in this era when everything changes by the second, this saying sparks a doubt. Does distance make our hearts grow fonder or make memories fade?  Whether you want to keep alive a spark of romance, or nurture a grandchild who misses your special touch, maintaining long distance relation...Read More

10 Things People Get Wrong About Sex After 50

Like red wine, certain things can get better with age. Don’t think that if you’re in the over-50 crowd, you have to settle for a less-than-fulfilling sex life.

Independent Living – What Works Best for You? Apartment Living, Cottage Homes, or Villa

Retirement has the potential to be one of the best and most fulfilling times of your life. You finally have the freedom to enjoy the world to the fullest — indulge in travel, pick up new hobbies, or simply spend time with those you love. But the first step toward this new independence may require moving on from the center of your old life — your ho...Read More

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