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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

5 Ways To Keep Politics From Ruining Your Relationships

Historically, we were taught that politics, while crucial for our democracy, shouldn’t be enough to divide us. But party affiliations are infamously divisive, and the 2016 presidential election was not a “normal” election. The election in 2020 may also be quite devisive.   A poll conducted by Monmouth University lays the situation out pretty ...Read More

8 Netflix Picks For Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers love movies. We are the first generation to have movies available at home, with the invention of the VHS. We watched movies develop and evolve in the 50’s and 60’s at a faster rate than anyone could imagine, compared to the half-century before. New genres, filming techniques and themes were introduced, as we joyfully watched. As a resu...Read More

50+ And Single: Do’s & Don’ts

Do you remember your very first date? Sweaty palms. Awkward conversation. You probably even had a curfew. Once you hit 50, at least the curfew is gone. But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating and more than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doi...Read More

Friends Are Breaking Up Over Social Distancing

When one friend takes prevention guidelines more seriously than the other, suspicion, fear, and shame can drive them apart.  NOTE:  AFL Thanks The Atlantic…and especially, author Ashley Fetters for this article. Staying home whenever possible and limiting up-close interactions with people who don’t live with you is, unquestionably, the correc...Read More

Investor Lessons from COVID-19

Key Points Recent volatility exemplifies the value of diversification and a personalized, long-term investment strategy. It’s important to put the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and near-term financial implications into perspective. Consider with your advisor how proven solutions such as dollar-cost averaging benefit you across a range of market c...Read More

There Is No Greater Virus than Fear

Akaisha feeling the wide-openness! We have a choice; living a life of fear, or one of hope and optimism. Fear Dwelling on fears clouds the mind. It creates anxiety, emotional contraction, judgment of others and it becomes difficult to make a clear decision about anything. Moving forward becomes arduous because there is so much doubt. Fear sees limi...Read More

How To Fail At Early Retirement

First, let me say Billy and I don’t really use the word “fail.” We believe every situation offers learning opportunities and calling that experience a failure just doesn’t jibe with who we are. In our lives, we want to move forward with the knowledge and wisdom we’ve gained – not benchmark it emotionally by calling it a failure. We read Finan...Read More

Laughing Through the Pandemic

Let’s Smile and Laugh at Home! Over two hundred years ago, Lord Byron, English poet and politician, wrote, “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” Where is Lord Byron when we need him? Let’s look at some facts. It takes .03 seconds to smile. Research has shown that smiling reduces stress, sends positive messages, and is contagious. Smili...Read More

How To Help the Helpers

NOTE:  AFL thanks the New York Times, author Nancy Wartik for this content. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed medical professionals into the front lines of danger. Here’s what you can do to help, safely. By Nancy Wartik Lynne Hewett, a Utah nurse, flew into New York City a couple of weeks ago, to work the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. ...Read More

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