Archive for May, 2014

Another Vote For Fitness

Another Vote For Fitness

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Study: Moderate physical activity helps older people stay mobile It may seem obvious, but now there’s proof: Physical activity of moderate intensity can help older people stay mobile and independent, according to the largest clinical trial ever done on the issue. The study, presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports […]

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Medicare Advantage Plan Lawsuit

Medicare Advantage Plan Lawsuit

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Center for Public Integrity has sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeking a wide range of records concerning oversight of Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for senior citizens. The suit, filed today in U.S. District Court in Washington under the Freedom of Information Act, argues that officials have yet to release […]

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“I am,” The Most Powerful Statement

“I am,” The Most Powerful Statement

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“I am” is the most powerful statement you can make. Your beliefs about yourself underscore every thought and every action in your life. Given their power, be very aware of how you complete the phrase: “ I am…” The words you choose to follow have the power to create your reality. How you choose to […]

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62 – Average Retirement Age

62 – Average Retirement Age

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Baby boomers are pushing retirement back further and further. According to Gallup’s annual Economy and Personal Finance survey, the average age at which Americans report retiring is now 62. That’s the highest reported age since Gallup started tracking this data back in 1991. Indeed, the average self-reported age of retirement has slowly been on […]

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How Women Can Create a More-Secure Retirement

How Women Can Create a More-Secure Retirement

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirement insecurity runs high among the baby boomer generation, but female boomers in particular feel less prepared for their golden years. While women continue to be a growing and thriving part of the workforce, a recent survey by Charles Schwab found that only 36% of women believe they’ll have enough money for a comfortable retirement. […]

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CNNMoney: Retired Women Often Live in Poverty

CNNMoney: Retired Women Often Live in Poverty

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The financial disparity between men and women extends beyond the workplace into retirement, a time when women are more likely to live in poverty. In fact, women are almost twice as likely as men are to live below the poverty line during retirement, with single and minority women struggling the most, CNNMoney reports. Men aged […]

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Retirement Savings Rebound

Retirement Savings Rebound

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

On the plus side, a new study shows, Americans’ retirement savings has rebounded from the depths of the Great Recession. Nearly 60 percent of workers say they have somewhat or fully recovered from the 2007-2009 downturn and median savings has risen substantially. Even so, unless they’re holding sizable nest eggs under the proverbial mattress, they […]

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The Eye Test

The Eye Test

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Check out this “eye test” and see which words appear to you. Your subconscious might be trying to show you something!     Click here to view original web page at feistysideoffifty.com

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Huge Threats to Retirement Security Today

Huge Threats to Retirement Security Today

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The baby boomer generation is worried about retirement, and with good cause. Not only are they the demographic that has begun aging into that part of life, but they also carry a heavier load of debt than this age group did 10 years ago. When the folks at Gallup asked boomers if they thought they […]

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Millenneals, Gen X, Boomers Sweat Retirement

Millenneals, Gen X, Boomers Sweat Retirement

| May 11, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The retirement crisis in America is not contained to any one generation. Across the country, people of all ages are struggling with stagnant wages, rising living expenses, and an overall sluggish economy. Some are closer to their golden years than others, but one thing is clear: There are three unique generations with very different retirements […]

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The Pioneer of River Cruising for Senior Traveler

The Pioneer of River Cruising for Senior Traveler

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Taking an ocean cruise is a great way for couples to spend their time together. Not only will they be able get a chance to spend some time together without having to worry about anything, they also get the chance to be able to visit and see some of the most wonderful spots from all […]

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Retire to World’s Happiest Place

Retire to World’s Happiest Place

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Happiest Country in the World Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a tropical paradise that is filled with lush green forests, clear lakes and rivers, white beaches, and some of the most majestic mountains in the world. Costa Rica is also home to many festivities, some […]

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Sandwich Generation – Kids and Grandparents

Sandwich Generation – Kids and Grandparents

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

During your midlife years, you are likely to encounter one of the problems commonly found on that particular age group – taking care of your elderly parents while at the same time taking care of your own children. This can be very especially stressful as not only you will have to meet the needs of […]

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Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In the past few years, it is common for grandparents to give their grandchildren expensive Christmas gifts such as the newest models of Playstation and Xbox. Nowadays, the trend has changed, as most grandparents are replacing these Playstations and Xboxes with small envelopes containing money or gift certificates that can help them during their college […]

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Travel Medicine – What To Know

Travel Medicine – What To Know

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Travel Tips From a Real Doctor of Travel Traveling to different countries can be very enjoyable; you get to meet new people, learn about the country’s cultures, visit interesting tourist spots, try out new food, and many other things you can’t do on your own country. However, while it may be worthwhile, traveling on other […]

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Boomers Fuel Cash Real Estate Market Trend

Boomers Fuel Cash Real Estate Market Trend

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Now more than ever, cash is king in real estate WASHINGTON — One in three buyers of U.S. homes is paying cash, a record high number, according to data made available to McClatchy. The trend is being driven by retiring baby boomers and rich investors, who unlike most first-time buyers can bypass tighter lending requirements […]

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Medicare Spending Growth Slower Than Expected

Medicare Spending Growth Slower Than Expected

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Amid its grim projections for the economy overall, the Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday said that Medicare spending growth is slowing, although the program will take up a larger share of the economy in a decade than it does now. In an update to its January report on the nation’s budget and economic outlook, CBO […]

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7 Fall Prevention Resources for Older Americans Month

7 Fall Prevention Resources for Older Americans Month

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Every May we celebrate Older Americans Month in order to recognize the contributions and achievements of older Americans. The observance also affords the nation an opportunity to take action on important issues that impact the health and safety of elders. This year, the theme of OAM is Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow, in order to bring […]

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Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“No man is an island.” It is hard to live life alone. This is especially true if you had a divorce or your spouse passed away, as they were happy until their spouses left them. This is the reason why the same people are considering remarriage or marrying another person, regardless of their age. However, […]

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Guy With a Funny Name And Sound Advice

Guy With a Funny Name And Sound Advice

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Financial Truth From a Guy with a Funny Name Every person wants to achieve financial stability. They want to be free from debts and other financial worries once they reach retirement age, as they would rather do the things they love the most rather than stress out on these finance-related problems. To do this, they […]

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Life After Retirement – The Importance of Having a Business Plan for Life

Life After Retirement – The Importance of Having a Business Plan for Life

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

If there’s a word that brings fear and uncertainty to active, working people, it’s “retirement”. They dread the thought of having to spend the rest of their lives just sitting on a chair, watching TV all day and getting up only when food is served. They dread the thought that they would never be active […]

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Senior Travel Deals – Not Always the Best

Senior Travel Deals – Not Always the Best

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Dear Savvy Senior: What types of senior discounts are available to older travelers? My husband and I are approaching retirement and love to travel, but love to save money too. — Almost Retired Dear Almost: There is actually wide variety of travel discounts available to older travelers — usually starting at either age 50, 55, […]

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Are Baby Boomers Millennials Burden?

Are Baby Boomers Millennials Burden?

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The aging of baby boomers and millennial coming of age will be one of the most politically fraught population shifts in American history, writes guest columnist Paul Taylor. TEN thousand baby boomers will turn 65 today. Another 10,000 cross that threshold tomorrow. This will keep happening every single day between now and 2030. I’m one […]

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Retirement Physical Fitness: 8 Steps To Getting in Better Shape

Retirement Physical Fitness: 8 Steps To Getting in Better Shape

| May 7, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirees need to do physical activities that will keep them strong and flexible so they can continue to do the things they want to do for years to come — whether that’s playing with their grandchildren, living independently or going on vacations, says Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, head of the department of kinesiology and community health at […]

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Online Dating Over 55

Online Dating Over 55

| May 6, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

  The Golden Rules of Online Dating Judith Bitterli, CMO at AVG Technologies I have watched many of my friends try to navigate the “new world” of dating after a divorce, death or break-up. I have observed that when it comes to online dating, getting started is often the hardest part. How do you know […]

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