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Flexibility and Adaptability: Critical to a Fulfilling Retirement

Flexibility and Adaptability: Critical to a Fulfilling Retirement

| April 28, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The following is an excerpt from the new book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, by Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D.   In the book, Dr. Geber highlights many ways single and childless older adults can plan for a safe, secure, and meaningful retirement. Adaptability and flexibility are two traits of successful Solo Agers, but everyone could […]

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The Best Places in The World for Women

The Best Places in The World for Women

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Best Places in The World for Women By Nazareen Heazle But what’s it like for women over there? That’s a question we often get from women thinking of a retirement abroad. It’s an important question…and one we take seriously. In fact, most are surprised to learn that the majority of countries we talk about […]

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3 Overseas Retirement Trends for Baby Boomers in 2018

3 Overseas Retirement Trends for Baby Boomers in 2018

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

3 Overseas Retirement Trends for Baby Boomers in 2018 by Internationalliving.com Three overseas retirement trends stand out for 2018, according to a new report from the editors at International Living. The publication’s foreign-based correspondents say they’re seeing more people take advantage of medical tourism abroad; more Baby Boomers trade in the occasional vacation for a […]

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How Long Would $1 Million Last a Couple in Retirement

How Long Would $1 Million Last a Couple in Retirement

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How Long Would $1 million Last a Couple in Retirement By Nazareen Heazle, Editorial Director, International Living. One million dollars: It was once a huge aspirational monetary goal. However, these days, according to the AARP, having $1 million dollars is almost a necessity if you want to retire comfortably in the U.S. And that $1 […]

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How to Save for Retirement

How to Save for Retirement

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

How to Save for Retirement (No, You Don’t Have to Give Up Your Latte!) By Laura Adams I recently met with a couple in their late ‘50s—I’ll call them Tina and Bill. They have a lot on their plates, so they want to keep things as simple as possible. They’re not ready for retirement quite […]

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The Real Risks of Retirement Investing

The Real Risks of Retirement Investing

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The Real Risks of Retirement Investing By Merilee Kern, MBA To anyone on the glide path to retirement, it is becoming clear that today’s retirees are facing a completely different set of challenges than prior generations. This is the first generation in which retirees are carrying mortgages and other debt into retirement. Health care costs […]

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Help Boomers Become the ‘Comeback Kids’ of Retirement

Help Boomers Become the ‘Comeback Kids’ of Retirement

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Tom Foster Super Bowl LI was remarkable for the winning team overcoming the biggest deficit in the championship game’s 50-year history. The Patriots, led by quarterback Tom Brady. Stunned the Falcons to come back from being 25 points behind, force overtime and eventually win, 34-28. It’s a lesson and an example for many baby […]

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5 Steps Helping Ensure Adequate Retirement Income

5 Steps Helping Ensure Adequate Retirement Income

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

5 Steps Helping Ensure Adequate Retirement Income Expert tips for cultivating a nest egg that ‘really’ meets your nearing retirement needs By Merilee Kern, MBA While plenty of people are duly committed to saving for retirement through 401k, IRA or other nest egg-inducing personal finance plays. However devotedly and even over many years, it turns […]

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7 Reasons More Adults Are Going Back to School

7 Reasons More Adults Are Going Back to School

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What comes to mind when you think about college students? Young, fresh-faced, wide-eyed high school grads stepping onto campus for the first time? The freshman fifteen, where kids away from home for the first time put on 15 pounds from eating cafeteria food? Homesick kids in dorm rooms? Here you can get the 7 reasons adults going […]

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Finally Feeling Better About Retirement, Optimistic Baby Boomers Offer Lessons for Younger Generations

Finally Feeling Better About Retirement, Optimistic Baby Boomers Offer Lessons for Younger Generations

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirement Although most Americans still share concerns about retirement. Including nearly two-thirds (63%) who fear running out of money in retirement more than death. Baby boomers are finally showing signs of optimism about their retirement readiness, according to a new study, “Generations Ahead,” from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. More than seven in […]

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Creativity and Your Second Act

Creativity and Your Second Act

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“But I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” my client Sarah laments in response to my query, What would you like to create now that you’ve entered your Second Act?” The creativity and second act… After a lifetime of working in government service, Sarah tells me she feels a deep longing to “break […]

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5 Things A First-Time Investor Need to Know

5 Things A First-Time Investor Need to Know

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

    Did you know two-thirds of middle-aged Americans say they’re going to delay their retirement. Why? Many say they have too much debt or not enough income. If you’re one of the many Americans behind on your retirement savings, there are various ways you can save for and fund retirement — like being an […]

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Tips to Being Successful in the Short-Term Rental Industry

Tips to Being Successful in the Short-Term Rental Industry

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Retirees are not only one of the top demographics that participate in summer travel, but they are also the fastest-growing group of short-term rental hosts in the US. In fact, according to Airbnb’s 2017 report, senior hosts have earned a collective $747 million in income through the short-term rental community. People own and operate vacation rentals for […]

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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for Retirement?The Secret to Having a Retirement You’ll Enjoy

Do You Have Enough Money Saved for Retirement?The Secret to Having a Retirement You’ll Enjoy

Approximately four million people in the U.S. retire each year,1 and most of them spend a majority of their adult lives saving money to last through their retirement. But shouldn’t people focus on how they can enjoy this, rather than just endure it? When planning for retirement, many people are uncertain of what it will entail, […]

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Advice for Seniors: Make “Ground Up” Building Decisions

Advice for Seniors: Make “Ground Up” Building Decisions

| May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  NEW HOLLAND, PA – These days Baby Boomers are quickly slipping into the category of “Seniors.” Many of those 55+ people are still active and focused on constructing new houses for either retirement or vacation homes.   If you’re a Senior, what should you know about new home construction? Do your research. Think from […]

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How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit)  When You’re Retired

How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit) When You’re Retired

How to stay young? Read on.. Mohr Keet of South Africa bungee jumped when he was 96, landing himself in the Guinness Board of World Records. Yuichiro Miura of Japan climbed Mount Everest when he was 80. Not everyone in the golden years of life will attempt and accomplish such extraordinary feats, but most people […]

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Just How Much Money Do You Really Need for Retirement?

Just How Much Money Do You Really Need for Retirement?

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Dan Caplinger: In trying to come up with a number for how much their clients need in order to retire, many financial advisors look at the issue completely backwards. It’s easy from an analytical viewpoint to take what someone is spending now and then figure out how much you’ll need in order to sustain that […]

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Baby Boomers Reviving The Economy?

Baby Boomers Reviving The Economy?

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

For generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course. Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, is among those now laughing at the idea. Farrell, 61, is the author of “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About […]

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Miles left in Boomers’ Automotive Passions and Pocketbooks

Miles left in Boomers’ Automotive Passions and Pocketbooks

| January 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Once again baby boomers are refusing to go quietly into the car buying night.  Industry research, (Ford: http://goo.gl/zWlmGD) shows that baby boomers will continue to wield the greatest influence on the market for years to come.    A new study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute reported graying boomers replaced the 35-to-44 year […]

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Warren Buffett Stocks to Hold Forever

Warren Buffett Stocks to Hold Forever

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.” — Warren Buffett, letter to shareholders, 1988 Warren Buffett is arguably the most successful investor ever, and his investment philosophy is quite straightforward: buying high-quality companies and holding them for the long term, ideally forever. Because of Buffett’s successful […]

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Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members

Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members

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

Veterans Day: 6 Financial Tips From Military Experts to Service Members The men and women in our armed forces face challenges every day, even after returning from their respective tours of duty. And while nothing can truly compare to the challenges confronted by soldiers, sailors and airmen in the face of combat, integrating oneself back […]

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Social Security 79th Birthday

Social Security 79th Birthday

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 22, 2014. Alliance Members Continue Social Security Birthday Celebrations With Social Security celebrating its 79th birthday last week, Alliance members have been holding events across the country honoring the landmark retirement security program. This week’s events included celebrations with cake and balloons in states such as Iowa, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. To […]

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How to Retire and Sell Your Business

How to Retire and Sell Your Business

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Five Steps on How To Retire and Sell Your Business Some people, before they reach the retirement age, opt to establish a small family business in order to provide for themselves and their family members. If managed properly, this can be of help them greatly as the earnings and profits they gain from this business […]

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Stop Fumbling In Retirement Red Zone

Stop Fumbling In Retirement Red Zone

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The 6 Documents You Need for Your Estate Plan Playbook The start of football season may be months away, but the game’s on the minds of many after the NFL draft. Minicamps are gearing up and team personnel are organizing in preparation for the 2014-15 season. Football is a big deal in the United States […]

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Warren Buffett’s – Donations Shatter Records

Warren Buffett’s – Donations Shatter Records

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Warren Buffett recently made headlines for his donation of about $2.8 billion in the form of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and several other charities. The latest gift in Buffett’s annual pledge to give away the majority of his wealth was the largest single charitable donation in history and makes […]

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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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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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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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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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Retire In Alaska – Here’s Why

Retire In Alaska – Here’s Why

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Many Americans dream of retiring to the sunbelt, where they can live out their work-free years playing on sun-kissed golf courses and lounging pool-side. But analysis by the National Institute on Retirement Security reveals seniors might want to trade their Bermuda shorts for ear muffs. Overwhelmingly, states in the upper Midwest are ranked the most […]

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Warning About Long-Maturity Bonds

Warning About Long-Maturity Bonds

| March 21, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

* Beware of Bonds. Yesterday, the Fed’s chief Janet Yellen signaled the the Fed may raise interest rates within the next year. The bond market has already reacted. If you’re in funds that have long-maturity bonds — 10 years or more — you should switch to shorter maturities. Bonds lose value when inflation or interest rates rise. […]

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Getting Portfolio Ready for Retirement

Getting Portfolio Ready for Retirement

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

        Baby Boomers nearing retirement may lie awake at night worrying about their assets. Will they be substantial enough, they may wonder, to see them through retirement? The question may take on more urgency in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. A wave of subprime foreclosures and the collapse […] In […]

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What you didn’t know you have in common with Bill Gates

What you didn’t know you have in common with Bill Gates

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I had a funny realization recently upon reading the announcement of Microsoft’s new CEO and Bill Gates’ step down from his role as Chairman of the company’s board – that even Bill Gates has to continuously ask himself the quintessential question, “What’s next?”! While many of us may be too humble to compare ourselves to […]

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Carol Says What Bloomer Boomer Is! You Go Girl

Carol Says What Bloomer Boomer Is! You Go Girl

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Hi, I’m Carol and I’m retired. Now without thinking, does your mind immediately picture someone ancient and befuddled, physically and mentally in decline? That’s one of the ageist stereotype applied to retirees; people worn out, dried up and a burden on society. Just so you know I’m an active […]

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Olympian Picabo Street on Retirement and Diet

Olympian Picabo Street on Retirement and Diet

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

Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons from competitors, coaches and former Olympians alike. Three-time Olympian and 1998 super G gold medalist Picabo Street will be working with Fox Sports as an […]

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Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

Remarriage: What are the things that you should know?

| November 1, 2013 | 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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Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

Grandparents Kicking in Money for College

| November 1, 2013 | 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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Why You Should Rethink Retiring Early

Why You Should Rethink Retiring Early

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  A study of 1.024 adults age 50 and older finds 9 out of 10 of those who still work are very or somewhat satisfied with their jobs.

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“Boomerang” Adult Children and Their Parents: How ‘Young Invincibles’ May Cost their Parents More than a Spare Bedroom

“Boomerang” Adult Children and Their Parents: How ‘Young Invincibles’ May Cost their Parents More than a Spare Bedroom

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

PARSIPPANY, N.J., — There are more “boomerang” adult children today than at any time in the last 50 years. During the recent recession, roughly 12 million young adults moved back home with their parents (at least temporarily).  Recent survey research indicates that approximately 29 percent of parents with adult children report that a child has moved […]

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Grandparents Paying Price for Grandkids

Grandparents Paying Price for Grandkids

| October 14, 2013 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

It is entirely possible you have become an unintended member of Club Sandwich.  Members are typically in their 50s or 60s and sandwiched between aging parents, adult children and grandchildren.  According to a study released today, an increasing number of Club Sandwich members are providing financial assistance to raising their children or grandchildren.   The […]

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Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity:  Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

Boomer Individualism and Economic Necessity: Fueling wave of entrepreneurship

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Jim Glay’s optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of entrepreneurship. The result is a slew of […]

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Retirement – Outdated

Retirement – Outdated

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The term retirement is quickly becoming outdated as Americans live and work longer, yet the rapidly growing sector of older workers often faces challenges to employment, especially in a competitive marketplace. The last week in September is designated National Employ Older Works week, to encourage employers everywhere to recognize the value of older employees. By […]

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Baby Boomers Divorcing More

Baby Boomers Divorcing More

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It appears that the Baby Boom Generation could be starting a revolution in divorce court.  Overall, 61% of the nation’s top divorce attorneys say that they have seen an increase in the number of divorce cases among couples over 50-years of age, according to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  […]

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5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

5 Ways to Earn High Income in Retirement

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As recently as 20 years ago, retirement actually meant settling down and relaxing for the remaining years of your life. Today, however, people often look at retirement as an opportunity to embark on a new journey that frequently involves a second career or business venture. In addition, although a small percentage of individuals have enough financial […]

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Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

Majority Left Workforce Earlier Than Planned

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

— American workers expect to retire at age 67 — Less than half believe they are preparing well financially for retirement — Confident savers believe they can retire almost three years earlier than those who lag in planning   Almost half of Americans (49 percent) in their prime retirement planning years believe they will need […]

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Does your retirement plan need renovating?

Does your retirement plan need renovating?

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Just like when you sift through your winter clothes after the season and discard what you no longer need, similarly you will want to comb through your Retirement Planning to ensure it’s on track and working for you and there may be investments you want to get rid of. With the tax season over, now […]

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Jargon-less Financial Planning

Jargon-less Financial Planning

| April 30, 2013 | 12 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

There are a lot of financial terms and jargon that a financial adviser may throw out at you when it is time to address your retirement planning.  The important thing to ask yourself when you walk out of that advisor’s office, are you really sure you understanding everything he or she is telling you. Other […]

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The Empty Nest: How Couples Handle it Differently

The Empty Nest: How Couples Handle it Differently

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When The Kids Leave Home This is podcast number two for Active seniors HQ. Now, one of the six focus         areas at Active seniors HQ is health. Health of course takes on a lot of turns in   our lives whether it’s the health of the body, or minds, or a […]

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