Senior Living

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

8 Risk Factors for Bone Fracture

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month and the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organization (...Read More

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

The Family Money Talk – Tips & How-To’s

Do you feel uncomfortable discussing topics such as life insurance needs, health care costs and education financing with your parents, your kids or even your siblings? If so, you’re not alone. According to a new Ameriprise Financial study, the majority of Americans approach family money talks with a similar sense of apprehension. But many of them f...Read More

Want to Increase Your Longevity? Here’s 7 Simple Strategies

Today life expectancy in the Western World is greater than it has ever been. It has not been by accident, and there are numerous reasons this has taken place. Some of these are obvious, some not so much. There are, of course, no guarantees. We can find individuals who have abused their bodies and yet live to a ripe old age. Others who do all the “r...Read More

Thinking Early Retirement? Here’s 5 Timely Medical Issues!

The effort to repeal Obamacare has failed – so start making your early retirement plans now? Not so fast. Even though the Affordable Care Act remains in place for now, the stakes are high for early retirees. The health care law’s subsidies are still there to help you pay for health insurance until you reach Medicare age at 65. But you&#...Read More

Tips – “Spring” Back To Fitness!

It’s here!  Spring! (Well, maybe….) Think you have what it takes to get in shape? Spring is “gut check” time. And if those abs — or arms or thighs — aren’t ready for public display, here are some ways to start a new workout routine: If you are working out but have reached a plateau and are bored: Spring cle...Read More

Stress Incontinent? 7 Tips, Options for Better Control

If you’ve ever worried you wouldn’t find a bathroom in time or worried about wetting your pants each time you sneeze, read on to understand the problem and find tips on what to do. Shhhhh. Most women don’t want to talk about it. In fact most wait 5-7 years to discuss it with their doctor. Let’s face it; it is embarrassing to have urinary incontinen...Read More

Independent Living Communities. Some Pointers To Ponder…

It’s time to leave the rat race and daily grind behind. You’re retiring, and looking forward to the well-deserved golden years ahead. But retirement asks some questions you’ve never had to answer in the past. Chief among them: ‘What do I do now?’ The first Monday without a commute may be even better than you hoped. But...Read More

Ruin Your Finances After 50? Here’s 5 Sad Ways To Do It…

Should I invest in shares? Should I buy an investment property? Both are right and wrong. Wealth accumulation is not so much about where you put your money but more about your attitude to and emotional relationship with money. As people approach their 50’s and 60’s and retirement looms, they often realize that they don’t have the money they thought...Read More

The Financial Burden of Alzheimer’s Care

By 2050, Alzheimer’s disease is expected to cost the nation as much as $1.1 trillion, afflicting 13.8 million people. While caring for an Alzheimer’s patient can cost $174,000 or more over their lifetime, many people have no plan when it comes to this debilitating disease, according to new research from WebMD and Shriver Media. Great fi...Read More

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