Lifestyle & Retirement

These 5 Habits Can Help Increase Your Lifespan

A new study published in the journal Circulation suggests that you can Increase your lifespan just that by following healthy habits. Each of those factors is significantly associated with a reduced risk of dying from the top two killers in the United States, cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to the study.

To All The Kids of the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s….

Editor’s Note:  Thanks to the friend who sent this along.  Author unknown – and pure genius!  Enjoy! First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank   –   While they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then, after that trau...Read More

Choosing a Financial Planner – Some Advice

Even for the business-savvy, finding a financial advisor isn’t easy. Consider a lawyer friend, who went hunting for financial help after her husband died. The woman — who will remain un-named — sought recommendations from friends and her accountant, met with eight different candidates, asked explicit questions about how they would...Read More

A Sophisticated Guide to Drinking Tequila

A bottle of Siete Leguas Reposado Premium tequila at Chacala Beach For most people in the United States and Canada, Tequila is a very misunderstood drink. Images of college spring-break kids shooting shots, chanting “one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, FLOOR!” and wet T-shirt contests, with a headache the next morning usually prevent sophistic...Read More

Are You Creating Loneliness in Your Future?

Empty park benches… waiting for YOU to fill them up!   I’m a little troubled. Twice now in the last year, two friends of almost 4 decades have confided in me that they no longer have an interest in making new friendships. The man said “It’s too much work” and the other, a woman, said she is “without enthusiasm or desire for it.” Couple t...Read More

The Baby Boomer Fitness Revolution

Baby boomers started out so strong.  Back in the early seventies, most of the 76 million boomers were poster children for health and fitness, what else could explain a single generation producing Bo Derek and even Brad Pitt? Jane Fonda starred in her first workout video in 1982 allowing people to spandex in private. “Baby boomers led an unpre...Read More

Downsizing: Mistakes vs. Success For Stress-Free Living

If you consult a dictionary, you’ll see that to downsize is to make something smaller. No problem if you’re cutting a cookie recipe in half or getting rid of some old books.

Downsizing Tips – Preparing for the New Year!

While your sprawling house might have been the perfect place to bring up a family, many people find that once their kids have moved out, they don’t need so much space. In fact, for many, all that extra square footage starts to feel less like a luxury and more like a burden. From the upkeep to the utilities to the taxes, there’s a lot they could do ...Read More

Planning – making those future years golden

Remember “The Talk,” when mom or dad sat you down to explain the facts of life? Well, it may be time for you to initiate “The Talk” again, but focusing this time not on how life begins but how it should end, even if that end is several decades from now. “I hope people will recognize there are things they should think a...Read More

6 Signs That You’re Ready (Maybe) to Retire Early

You may dream of retiring long before a traditional 60-something retirement age, but be careful about making that leap too soon. If you're not emotionally ready to quit working, you may not be ready to retire.

3 “Musts” When Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing means to make something smaller. No matter if that ‘something’ is an old CD collection or the big pile of junk in your garage. But when you’re facing reducing everything you own so you can retire to a neat little cottage for a well-earned life of leisure, it’s another matter altogether. It’s your whole life! Downsizing: Here’s What You N...Read More

Giving A Powerful Gift To Your Loved Ones

My sisters and I were fortunate. My Mother was a very forward-thinking individual. Years before she (and my Father) died, Mom started going through her closets, her paperwork, her jewelry, the items in her safe, her garden area and the storage shed next to it. She tossed items that were outdated, expired, and the things that were no longer useful t...Read More

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