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The Tax Benefits of Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Each year, millions of Americans pull together various income statements and tax deduction forms as they prepare to maximize any monetary return they might be due from the IRS.  In the same respect, millions of retirement-aged adults are unaware of certain major life purchases that may qualify for tax deductions, while simultaneously planning for t...Read More

Are You Woke? Embracing the New Normal!

Are you woke? Have you been zoom bombed? Who is canceling culture and body shaming? Welcome to the newspeak of the New Normal. It’s not easy to define (and embrace) the New Normal. The only thing we know is that life has changed in so many ways that it’s hard to decide what to do next. “People have difficulty with change,” says New York Psychologis...Read More

Downsizing: The First Step in Living a More Active, Healthy, Social Life

Ah, retirement. Finally, time spent permanently away from work! Now is the time to live your life to the fullest. Pursue all those interests and hobbies you never could because there was no time! Spoil your grandkids as they deserve! Travel the world and go on adventures like you always wanted to! Your days of punching that time clock are over – no...Read More

Relationships After 50 – 5 Realities to Consider

Ok so, yep, I’ve been out there in this After 50 relationship world on and off for a few years. Much of this is written from my own first hand experiences along with the help of some friends. “I get by with a little help from my friends.” If you’ve found yourself single After 50 whether it be by choice or not, the online wor...Read More

9 Myths about Retirement: Healthcare, Expenses, and More!

Retirement is a great reward for putting in literally decades in the workforce. That being said, preparing for retirement means ensuring that you can enjoy your golden years without any financial worries. It’s all too common to end up getting sucked into thinking the wrong way about retirement, so we’ve done our best to come up with the top nine my...Read More

Letting Go Can Lead Us to Genius

Often, we have the idea that letting go means the loss of something valued. This implies that there might be grief and pain involved. Out of fear we envision ourselves in some barren emotional wilderness, with nothing around that is familiar so there has to be that dreaded chaos, right?  And who wants that? But what if letting go lead us to brillia...Read More

Dating After 60. What It’s REALLY Like

Newly single older people are finding a dating landscape vastly different from the one they knew in their 20s and 30s.    NOTE:  AFL thanks Faith Hill and The Atlantic for this informative article. When Rhonda Lynn Way was in her 50s and on the dating scene for the first time since she was 21, she had no idea where to start. Her marriage of 33 year...Read More

Planning for the Future? Why an Independent Living Community May Be Your Best Option

No matter who you are, what you do, and how old you might be, it’s never too early to start planning for your future. Knowing that you’re prepared for when the time comes to hang up your hat and move on to greener pastures takes a lot of the sting out of an uncertain future.  Part of this future planning involves coming up with a solution for your ...Read More

“Sandwiched?” Financial Implications Can Be Real

The “sandwich generation”—people still supporting adult kids or grandchildren while caring for their own aging parents—has grown in recent years. Nearly 48 million Americans, or 19.2%, have provided care for someone 18 years or older in the past 12 months.  That number has gone up by more than 8 million since 2015. Though the “sandwich generation” ...Read More

Staying Engaged: Just What The Brain Doctor Ordered!

Declining brain health is perhaps the greatest fear of older adults. The good news is that you can take steps to maintain your thinking and memory for many years to come. A healthy diet, regular aerobic exercise, and proper sleep are essential to keep your brain healthy. But work engagement and life satisfaction are two additional factors that conf...Read More

Focus – A Challenge as We Age

Just as you may not run as fast or jump as high as you did as a teenager,your brain’s cognitive power—that is, your ability to learn, remember, and solve problems—slows down with age. You may find it harder to summon once familiar facts or divide your attention among two or more activities or sources of information. These changes affect your ...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

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