living longer

Did you know that there are 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 and are called “blue zones.” It’s not that they have special technologies, or the best doctors, or…

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You might have a lot to look forward to in the 2020s. First of all, 2020 is over! Maybe your children will graduate from college, maybe you’ll become a grandparent, and maybe you’ll retire. The whole world also has a lot to look forward to in 2021, mostly the vaccine and the end of COVID…

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new years resolutions

Many make them, and few keep them. New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to trade in bad habits for good ones but can also feel more like a burden than a blessing. Some people take on too grand a goal to realistically keep up with through the year. Others may struggle to think…

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You could say that the law of diminishing returns applies to Christmas gifts as we age: As time goes on, we can use less and less material gifts. At a certain point, we accumulate so many possessions that when we say “I don’t need anything for Christmas,” we really mean it. So, rather than continue…

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money smart gifts

You can get away with handing out cards drawn with colorful crayons as your go-to gift when you’re young, but when you get older your shopping list grows. As we age, we have more and more relatives and friends that we exchange gifts with, which means more money and more time spent shopping. So, when…

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Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) isn’t a new brand of almond milk or a type of yoga; it’s a Danish lifestyle practice aimed at coziness, contentment, and well-being. If moving to a warmer climate isn’t part of your desired retirement lifestyle, or you’ll be making a trip up north, there are ways to love and enjoy winter. Even…

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active retirement

Fall is harvest time. Pumpkins, squash, and apples fill grocery stores, and if you have a garden, your own produce might be ready to pick. Of course, not everyone has a garden – gardening can be too time-consuming for people who work full-time or travel frequently. But, one of the great things about retirement is having…

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The 1964 World’s Fair opened in New York City, bringing modern marvels to the thousands who visited. Many of the exhibits presented what life could be like in the future, showing new technologies that everyone might have someday. Let’s look back at the 1964 World’s Fair and see how yesterday compares to today. It’s a…

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retirement planning

Successful people are ambitious and disciplined. They set big goals and focus on achieving them over the course of a long career or a lifetime. Many people also have high-flying goals for their personal life– run a marathon, hike Mt. Everest, etc. There are people who assume they’ll cross many of them off their bucket…

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retirement lifestyle

For decades you’ve done what’s expected of you – work hard for a living, take care of your loved ones, and often forgo putting yourself first. That all changes in retirement. Whether you’re traveling, volunteering, taking up new hobbies, or relaxing with friends and family, retirement is a time to unwind and do something you…

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