Senior Living

“Your Call Is Important To Us”

Three weeks. That’s how long it’s been since my wife and I purchased our his and her cellphones. The first week we had a moment of weakness—similar to when the Democrats selected Hillary Clinton to be their candidate. I still don’t know what happened but we got so excited that before we knew it we were unpacking the cell phones from their box—it wa...Read More

The Freedom that Comes with an Uncluttered Life

I like to believe I am on the cutting edge, always one step ahead of the latest trend. I commonly find that I have initiated lifestyle changes long before they are publicized on major print media or featured on television. This is why when the tiny house trend started to catch on a few years ago, my spouse and I felt like we were ahead of the game....Read More

Plant City, Florida! And Away We Go!!!

Can you name a small town where antiques, a beautiful historical district, strawberries and trains meet and attract throngs of local visitors? The answer is Plant City, Florida. This town of about 34,000 is located just off I-4 between Tampa and Lakeland and is a mecca for locals because of its many attractions. Named after railroad and hotel magna...Read More

Wrinkles ‘R Us

Everyone has them. Everyone hates them. Wrinkles mean we’re aging or spending too much time in the sun. Maybe it’s fake news. Wrinkles are really our purple hearts – rewards for life well lived (or fought). If you have wrinkles, like most afterfifty-ers, you should be proud. This woman from Nepal looks proud of her wrinkles and age. Of course, they...Read More

Elder Abuse: Signs, Types, and Tips for What YOU Can Do

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, elder abuse, which primarily occurs at home, may take several forms.  The perpetrators are often family or other household members or paid caregivers.  Some forms of elder abuse include… PHYSICAL ABUSE: a willful infliction of physical pain, injury, or restraint. Signs may include: Bruise...Read More

Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? Age = Less?

I used to like being told I look great for my age. It was a super ego-booster, made me feel special. But what did that remark really mean? It meant that the person making the remark has a stereotypical view of what older people SHOULD look like. And I didn’t fit their stereotype. It wasn’t really a compliment. It was a remark tainted with prejudice...Read More

The Best Retirement Plan is Not To – Thoughts by Aaron Clarey

It’s an all too common problem. Every month I host a financial planning class and I ask all the new students to introduce themselves.  And while there’s the occasional 35 year old housewife there, unfortunate widow whose husband did the finances there, or even the young whipper snapper 23 year old trying to get a jump on things, the plurality of my...Read More

Are You A Cyborg? Tips to Tell!

Times have changed. Remember the cyborgs we loved? They were superheroes (or super villains) like RoboCop, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Darth Vader. Some had faces infused with circuitry; others had super strong arms, legs, and exoskeletons. They swooped into our fictional worlds and saved (or tried to ruin) the day. Cyborg is a blended word cre...Read More

Want An Early Retirement? 3 Key Questions – and Some Tips

  Whether you want to pursue old passions and new hobbies, travel the world, or spend more time with family, many of us dream about an early retirement. The amount of money you will need to retire early depends on your goals, lifestyle and a range of other factors. There are emotional and financial components to planning for an early retiremen...Read More

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