Lifestyle & Retirement

What’s for Dinner?

What’s your favorite restaurant? Ancient Greeks and Romans went to thermoplia – small cook shops. 11th century Chinese loved their teahouses. The first “modern” western restaurant was the Parisian Boulanger, established in 1765. Delmonico’s in New York (1827) and Union Oyster House in Boston (1826) both claim to be America’s first restaurant....Read More

5 Tips to Save on Your Travel

It's difficult to stay faithful to a budget when you are on vacation. Checking in your luggage, hotel parking, dinners, taxi rides, and overpriced souvenir items - these miscellaneous expenses add up and can eat your pocket money away. Here, then, are the top five tips to help you save money while on a leisure getaway.

Hello . . . It’s Robo Calling

The FBI … is on its way to arrest you. The IRS … is coming to seize your assets for unpaid taxes. A free vacation in paradise …  is waiting for you. Press 1 and you win. Welcome to robocalls – computer-automated messaging. From social security scams to free Walmart gift cards, robocalls invade our lives. Based on present growth ra...Read More

12 secrets from couples married for decades…and how they stay married

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.

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.

7 Things You Should Save for Your Grandchildren

>Money, toys, and games come and go, but if you want to give your grandchildren a gift that will last, there are other items that can help kids learn more about your story, themselves, and their family. What children really value is your attention and they appreciate the grandparent who’s prepared to stand in, teach them and inspire them. These pre...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.

5 Things to Eliminate From Your Life for a Great Retirement

As 75 million Americans approach retirement over the coming decade, they might be in for a rude awakening. We are the sum of our habits and retirement is a time to make changes and enjoy things that were not always possible before. The challenge is bad habits are creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing. As i...Read More

Is 1960s Technology Still Relevant?

The 1960’s held an unprecedented advancement in all types of technology. While most of these advancements became obsolete within a few years, some have been so important to technological advancements that we still use them today.

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Retirement

There was a time when growing older meant relying on family or hired help to assist with health, cognitive and financial issues. While we may not be leading fully automated lives like the characters in futuristic movies and sci-fi novels, new technological advances are allowing many people to live independently for much longer. Whether you want to ...Read More

These super star musicians are retiring this year

There’s a surprising trend in the music industry in 2018: some of the world’s most legendary musicians are calling it quits. In their late 60s to late 70s, these musicians are feeling the effects of a slowing body and the pull of the families they so often leave behind while on tour. To commemorate their retirement, all are giving one last hurrah. ...Read More

How to Avoid Turning Into a “Grumpy” Old Woman

Often we see people who, in their early life, have a sympathetic and positive mind. But, 20 or 30 years later, those positive qualities slowly erode and are replaced with a propensity towards being grumpy, miserable and negative. How can we ensure that we avoid the ‘grumpy old man’ syndrome and remain positive throughout our advancing years? While ...Read More

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