Senior Living

Long-Term Care Insurance: Pros, Cons and Why It Matters

Key Points Long-term care insurance costs can be managed by adjusting your daily benefit levels. Costs vary by location, so it’s best to get local estimates and determine what benefits you may need. New hybrid insurance products can help you or your family benefit from the policy regardless of whether you use the long-term care coverage or not. Lon...Read More

Single, female, retired and barely hanging on

Female baby boomers shattered glass ceilings and enrolled in colleges that shut out their mothers. They took pills to control how many babies they would bear. Others chose to forgo motherhood and stay single; some married and stayed home to tend to their families. And all this unprecedented freedom of choice got many single female baby boomers to a...Read More

Stressed? Alcohol May Worsen – Not Help – Your Situation….

Not everyone drinks in response to stress. A number of factors, including genetics, usual drinking behavior, experiences with alcohol or other drugs, and social support, help determine whether a person will drink during a stressful situation. What is it about stress that makes some people turn to alcohol? Does alcohol help you relax, or can it make...Read More

Feeling the “Guilt” When Our Parent Resists Moving

  A while back, Gail Heimberg says she had to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life. Her 88-year-old mother—a sharp, independent woman who had lived alone in Brooklyn, New York, for most of the latter part of her life—was quickly growing frail. While she used to walk from her home to the neighborhood bakery with ease, navigating...Read More

Be Happy! Your Longevity Just May Depend On It!

Be happy. Live longer. No, it’s not that simple, but research says happy lives are longer — by 35%. A study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that those who reported feeling happiest had a 35% reduced risk of dying compared with those who reported feeling least happy. Rather than rely on re...Read More

How Clutter is Ruining Your Life – and, How To Fix It!

Clutter is a fairly common problem for many families. It can be an extra burden for retirees. It may feel like you’ve downsized while in your same home, because clutter has shrunk your livable space. You may also feel a bit more aches as you try to move piles of clutter from one area to another. When you discover an inability to find things you nee...Read More

Finding Friendships – As We Age

Toddling off to school may have brought an unexpected surprise to many of us.  We discovered  other youngsters – similar to us, at least in age.   Some of these others may have become more than just passing acquaintances.  We really shined up to some who became our friends.   So, while attending school allowed us to grow intellectually, we al...Read More

Estate Planning: Here’s Your Primer

After Fifty?  Then it’s time. Time to tackle estate planning.  Time to stop with the floundering and wavering.  Here’s the “equipment” you need – nine essential estate-planning tools, along with details about what they do and why you need them.  1.  Will A will is a written document in which you identify what you’...Read More

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