By the year 2035, Americans 65 and older are expected to outnumber those under 18 for the first time in our country’s history. In just 10 years, people over 60 will make up the largest consumer market segment and hold a majority of the wealth. In a culture that tends to glorify youth and doesn’t…

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How to Stop Procrastinating

They say there are people who watch things happen, people who make things happen, and people who say, “what happened?” You certainly don’t want to be the last kind, and it’s not so great to be the first kind, either. But distractions can get in the way, and the best of us procrastinate. COVID-19 may…

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lifestyle

If your nest isn’t as full as it once was, or you have more time on your hands in retirement, consider decluttering. Even if downsizing in the near future isn’t part of your desired retirement lifestyle, having less clutter in your living space and better organizing the remaining stuff can help make a world of difference. If…

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Despite the fact that America has an aging population, there is ample evidence of ageism happening around us. The way we perceive older adults can limit our roles in society as we age, and a pervasive negative view of aging can have a psychological impact on us. Sometimes ageism can be seen in a seemingly…

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3 Ways to Create Your Own Blue Zone

Have you heard of “Blue Zones”? No, they’re not places where everyone is a Democrat. They’re places in the world where there is an unusually high number of people living into their 90’s and even 100’s. These populations are known for maintaining good health well into old age. It’s not that they have special technologies,…

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packing essentials

  If you’re traveling this summer, there are certain staples you can bring wherever you go. When packing for a trip, everyone immediately thinks of underwear and a toothbrush, but there are other essentials that don’t come to mind as easily. And even if you forgot those two things, you can buy a new toothbrush…

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retirement lifestyle

Entering retirement can mean a dramatic shift in lifestyle, but luckily there is plenty of time for new or old hobbies. Remember, you’re not just retiring from something, you’re retiring to something. The “what” is up to you, and there are many options other than expensive hobbies. Here are four fun and affordable retirement activities.…

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The Pursuit of Freedom and Happiness in Retirement

Happy 244th birthday, America! The holiday is enough reason to celebrate, but after months of quarantine, seeing loved ones and spending time outside in the warm weather is even more reason to celebrate. One of the best things about retirement is freedom – you can choose what to do with your time and where you’ll…

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reopening america

The good news is that you survived the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, and the bad news is that it’s not quite over yet. For those who are returning to the workplace, restaurants, and socializing again, it’s an exciting time – but also a time that requires caution. Americans age 50 and older are considered…

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travel planning 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many things, including canceled trips. Americans are now wondering about summer travel plans, and if it’s wise to make them before the country fully reopens. Just because everything isn’t completely back to normal yet doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t take a vacation this summer – even if it…

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