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A Record Low for Retirement Plans

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Despite an improving economy and a boost for most 401k plans with the recent rise in the stock market, Americans’ confidence in their retirement has fallen to a new low. Nearly 60 percent of workers have less than $25,000 in total household savings and investments, according to today’s report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. […]

Strapped for retirement, more hope to work longer

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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After a long era of planning on earlier exits from the workforce, more Americans are planning to work longer to make up for their failure to save enough for retirement. Nearly half of Americans have little or no confidence they are financially prepared for retirement, a problem many of them intend to solve by working […]

Why Do My Knees Hurt?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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“Bend the knee,” a triumphant Queen Cersei tells Eddard Stark after outfoxing the nettlesome Northerner in “Game of Thrones.” When the noble Lord Stark declines, at great risk to his health, it is usually chalked up to an excess of probity. But what if he doesn’t bend the knee because he can’t bend the knee? […]

5 Must-Have Toys for Retiring Baby Boomers

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Today’s retirees are not like a generation ago. Advancements in healthcare and technology have seniors leading more active, exciting, connected lives. With that in mind, we compiled this list of the top five essentials for the modern retiree. 1. Smartphone Cell phones have come a long way in recent years. With the addition of touchscreens […]

Retirement planning: Nonfinancial inventory checklist

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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To supplement your financial records inventory, here’s a checklist of the nonfinancial items you should also collect: Collect any records that apply to any chronic medical conditions you may have. It’s possible that many years after you were first diagnosed or treated, your doctor may want to know the details of your medical history, any […]

Can You Afford Not To Embrace The Internet?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Can You Afford Not To Embrace The Internet?

Have you worked hard all your life, excitedly looking forward to the freedom years of retirement, only to discover there’s not enough in the pension pot to maintain the lifestyle you’re used to? Because you’ve still got a lot of life left to live! Maybe you did manage to save hard for retirement, and paid […]

5 Reasons to Consider Life Insurance Now

Friday, October 19, 2012

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5 Reasons to Consider Life Insurance Now

In the United States, life insurance is an important factor in estate planning for most people. In addition, it is considered to be essential for those who have young children or who provide support for a spouse, or a child or adult who is disabled. Here are some points to consider in making this financial […]

How Important Is Your Vote?

Friday, October 19, 2012

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How Important Is Your Vote?

By Eva Mor, PhD, Author of “Making the Golden Years Golden” As a member of the baby boomer generation, I have been following this election very carefully. Out of great concern for my generation and for the generations to follow us, I have been considering what is at stake. I decided to volunteer and encourage my […]

How to Find the Right Care Giver for Your Aging Family Member

Sunday, October 14, 2012

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How to Find the Right Care Giver for Your Aging Family Member

One of life’s hard truths is that everybody ages, and sometimes you may no longer be able to provide the care that your elderly family members may need. Perhaps they are sick or have become prone to falling in their old age. There comes a time where finding proper care is crucial to their health […]

What is a Residential Care Home?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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What is a Residential Care Home?

Residential care homes can provide services for a vast array of individuals, but what are they and what do they do? Why would you need a care home? If you or someone you’re related to is finding it difficult to care for themselves and achieve the simple things in life, a care home is one […]

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