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Why Boomers Should Get These Three Vaccinations

Why Boomers Should Get These Three Vaccinations

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

We usually think of babies and little kids when we think about vaccinations, but did you know that there are three vaccines specifically recommended for older adults? They are pneumococcal vaccination, the shingles vaccine, and flu shots. Even if you hate needles, the benefits of these vaccines far outweigh any discomfort, such as a needle […]

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How Aging Affects Your Sleep and What To Do About It

How Aging Affects Your Sleep and What To Do About It

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

Sleep studies show that with aging, many people have a harder time falling asleep. They also awaken more often during the night, averaging three or four awakenings each night. This may happen because they spend less time in deep (REM) sleep and because they may be awakened by pain from an injury or illness or they […]

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60 is the new 30

60 is the new 30

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

Do you remember 30 years ago, when many 60-year-olds were barely able to function in the competitive business world? To be in shape? To be a vital part of a healthy, sexual, intimate relationship? Thank God times have changed. And they’ve changed in the most beautiful ways ever. Well, now 60 is the new 30. […]

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4 Tips To Sleep Better  During Allergy Season

4 Tips To Sleep Better During Allergy Season

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

Spring is the season of renewal. Plants and trees start to rebound from the harsh winter that claimed most of their leaves and vegetation. Birds return from their Southern vacations, serenade us with their morning songs and rebuild their nests in preparation for new arrivals.   Unfortunately, there is another renewal that many people don’t […]

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News Trends Provide Insight for Senior Marketers

News Trends Provide Insight for Senior Marketers

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Each week, we recap the news items that most engaged our followers over the past week. This week, a Reuters Institute study explains how digital media has overtaken print media as a primary news source — for some generations, that is –, while a study from MarketingCharts emphasizes the […] Click here to view original […]

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The World’s Craziest, Beautiful Cars

The World’s Craziest, Beautiful Cars

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — Italy has David, Paris has the Mona Lisa and now, Atlanta has the Firebird I XP-21. Don’t laugh gallery snobs and car-haters: The automobile has vaulted from the streets to the lofty art world. Even if automobiles aren’t your thing, the Firebird’s bizarre wings and bubble cockpit are worth a peek. […]

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Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas

Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas

| August 14, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

Investigate Exchange Rates Before Moving Overseas While I have covered international retirement destinations as diverse as San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, small towns in Panama, Hua Hin, Thailand, and the east coast of Italy, one of the subjects that I have not mentioned is the need to consider fluctuations in the exchange rates when you […]

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More RN’s Staying In The Workforce

More RN’s Staying In The Workforce

| July 17, 2014 | 12 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

          Despite predictions of an impending nurse shortage, the current number of working registered nurses has surpassed expectations in part due to the number of baby-boomer RNs delaying retirement, a study by the RAND Corp. found. The study, published online Wednesday by Health Affairs, notes that the RN workforce, rather than peaking […]

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Avoiding 8 Retirement Screw Ups

Avoiding 8 Retirement Screw Ups

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

CNBC spoke with eight advisers, who between them came up with the eight most common mistakes made in retirement.(Photo: Thinkstock) The potential pitfalls threatening a successful retirement are many, and the biggest errors fall into both psychological and financial categories, according to financial advisers. CNBC spoke with eight advisers, who between them came up with […]

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Late Start to Retirement Savings

Late Start to Retirement Savings

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Everyone knows the time to start saving for retirement is when you are young, but very few actually do. In fact, for those over the age of 40, a recent survey shows that their biggest regret regarding retirement is not starting to save early enough. What about those who have not saved at all? They […]

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Graphic Video Affects End of Life Decision

Graphic Video Affects End of Life Decision

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

When Ted Goff was hospitalized late last year, barely breathing and with advanced emphysema, his doctor said the prognosis was bad. They talked about Goff’s last wishes and whether he wanted to be placed on a breathing machine. Goff wasn’t sure. So his doctor suggested he watch a video explaining this technique and other options […]

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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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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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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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Mustang: 50 years Of Daring Moves – Some Dirty Secrets

Mustang: 50 years Of Daring Moves – Some Dirty Secrets

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

Fifty years ago, the first Baby Boomers hit 18 with a ravenous appetite for anything outside the mainstream. The U.S. economy was booming, and the country was yearning to shake off the November 1963 assassination of President Kennedy. Ford Motor couldn’t have timed the entirely new car better. On […]   Ford Motor couldn’t have […]

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Changing Healthcare Since ‘Mad Men’

Changing Healthcare Since ‘Mad Men’

| April 14, 2014 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As a health care wonk, one treat of watching “Mad Men” has been how the show’s creators have used the characters’ behaviors—and their interactions with the nation’s health system—to consistently tweak our nostalgic view of the 1960s. (When the show debuted, the plot was set in March 1960; by the time the sixth season wrapped up, “Mad Men” […]

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Seven Big Mistakes Couples Make in Retirement

Seven Big Mistakes Couples Make in Retirement

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

          Getting ready for retirement? Just salivating at the thought of you and your spouse getting in that RV and roaming around the country? Or is your dream sitting on that deck in the morning with your spouse, a cup of coffee and a good book? If you and your spouse […]

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Spunky Seniors Getting More From Retirement

Spunky Seniors Getting More From Retirement

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

          A. Val JuLian Sealee, the founder of Spunky Seniors Club, skydiving. Her website helps seniors be more active. / Courtesy photo When Frank Staron was growing up, many adults hit their 60s, retired and “sat in a chair,” as he put it. But the 60-year-old Woodstock resident said his fellow […]

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Retirement planning? Don’t forget your pets.

Retirement planning? Don’t forget your pets.

| April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment | Email This Post Email This Post

            With the kids grown and out of the house (hopefully), pets have become an important family addition for baby boomers in retirement. When it comes to retirement planning, the topic of pet expense planning is rarely discussed. It shouldn’t be ignored. Pets are big business.  According to www.americanpetproducts.org, it’s estimated […]

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Dam Shame: Hoover’s Workforce Nears Retirement

Dam Shame: Hoover’s Workforce Nears Retirement

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

WASHINGTON –  More than 80 years ago, during the Great Depression, thousands of unemployed Americans traveled from far and wide to the border of Arizona and Nevada, hoping to land a precious job building and operating one of the nation’s great engineering wonders, the Hoover Dam. Today, however — even with millions of Americans unable […]

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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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Footloose Star Kevin Bacon Turns 55

Footloose Star Kevin Bacon Turns 55

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

        For my generation, Footloose was one of those movies we all saw in the theater and on cable reruns at least a dozen times. Last week, Jimmy Fallon teamed up with Bacon to produce this tribute to the classic coming-of-age film on The Tonight Show. Fans of the movie went nuts […]

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Recession Hits Affluent of Retirement Age

Recession Hits Affluent of Retirement Age

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

As baby boomers continue to reel from the recession, even the affluent admit that saving for retirement is a struggle. Only 28% of affluent investors are highly confident that they can generate enough income in retirement to cover all of their expenses. In response, the average respondent is delaying retirement until 68, according to a […]

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Pet Spending Spree: All Time High

Pet Spending Spree: All Time High

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

        LOS ANGELES — Dogs and cats have become part of the American family’s inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to help their digestive tracts, drinking purified water and cuddling up in chairs on heated pads made to fend off […]

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Best Retirement Advice:   Never Retire

Best Retirement Advice: Never Retire

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

        By now, we all know how difficult retirement is — especially the planning part. But there is a group of people who believe they have a solution: Never retire. These folks, both the Boomers and the Greatest Generation, say they will never retire because they would be bored to death and […]

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The Cheapest Medicare Option

The Cheapest Medicare Option

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Enrollees Could Save Almost 20% over Original Medicare and 45% Over Medigap Each day approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65,1 the age at which they are eligible for Medicare insurance.2 These 65 year-olds face a confusing array of Medicare decisions. Assuming they have no insurance coverage from an employer or union, they face 3 main Medicare […]

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Boomer Business Owners’ Retirement Plans

Boomer Business Owners’ Retirement Plans

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Financial and estate planners are saying that many baby-boom small business owners have not planned for succession at their business. Most expect to sell or close them. (Credit: iStock) The impending retirement of thousands of business owners presents an economic challenge for Long Island and the nation because most haven’t made plans for what happens […]

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Boomer Couples Coexist In Retirement

Boomer Couples Coexist In Retirement

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

FOR Daniel Ryan, turning 40 and 50 came and went. But sometime around his 61st birthday last July, he said he had an “old man crisis.” Five months later, he retired. After spending 36 years in sales and marketing at MillerCoors, the beer company, he was in the enviable position of having a pension and […]

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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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They’re Back – Baby Boomers and Reverse Mortgages

They’re Back – Baby Boomers and Reverse Mortgages

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  (Reuters) – U.S. baby boomers desperate for retirement income are increasingly turning back to a financial product that, after the housing bust, had been left for dead: the reverse mortgage. Many retirees haven’t saved enough to cover expenses for the rest of their lives. But many of them have one major asset – a […]

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Why Should Unemployment Rates Matter to Your Retirement

Why Should Unemployment Rates Matter to Your Retirement

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why Unemployment Rates Matter to Your Retirement By Dennis Miller My biological clock is ticking—as is yours and everyone else’s. With each passing day, you are either moving closer to or further past the day you quit working full time. Baby boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 […] My biological clock is ticking—as […]

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Your Medicare card: Go ahead, leave home without it

Your Medicare card: Go ahead, leave home without it

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

It’s a peculiar anachronism in this era of digital insecurity: Social Security numbers are printed on every Medicare card, and the back of the card instructs seniors to carry it with them at all times. (Medicare’s identification number is called the Health Insurance Claim Number, but your HICN is your Social Security number.) If a […]

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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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More Boomer Drivers…Fewer Deaths

More Boomer Drivers…Fewer Deaths

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

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds car-crash deaths have fallen quite a bit among older drivers during the past 15 years. The rate of fatal crashes among drivers age 70 and older fell 42% per licensed driver between 1997 and 2012, outpacing the 30% drop for drivers age 35 to […]

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Women Less Prepared For Retirement?

Women Less Prepared For Retirement?

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

When it comes to planning for retirement, women feel less prepared than men. That’s according to the New Retirement Mindscape 2013 City Pulse index survey, commissioned by Ameriprise Financial. Only 38 percent of women surveyed as part of the study say they feel on track for retirement (or the […]

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How to Manage Post Retirement Cash Flow

How to Manage Post Retirement Cash Flow

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

You may have big dreams for your retirement: sailing around the world, starting a new business, spoiling the grandkids. But if you’re piling up more debt than savings, those retirement dreams may have to be deferred. It turns out the majority of people who contribute to retirement plans, such […]

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Taking Risks to Live Your Dream

Taking Risks to Live Your Dream

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

Randy Biehl spent 25 years as a U.S. probation and parole officer. Now he owns and runs his own winery in Upstate New York. Suzie Ford was an out-of-work banker and her husband, Tom, was a career airline pilot who, in Suzie’s words, "never saw his family, but loved […]

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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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What Every Baby Boomer Has in Common

What Every Baby Boomer Has in Common

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

WASHINGTON , February 12, 2014 — Ten thousand. That is a lot of people.  Ten thousand people can fill a good sized minor league stadium.  But what is the significance of ten thousand? Every day, ten thousand baby boomers retire. And that is the leading edge of a tsunami that […]

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