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Optimizing Your Retirement Travel

Optimizing Your Retirement Travel

During your working days, there was probably no time for extended travel and adventure. Ideally, most retires will be travelling on a fixed budget. This means that you have to come up with ways to stretch your travel dollars. The good news is that with more time on your hands, it becomes easier to spend […]

Sitting Too Much Can Cause Future Complications

Sitting Too Much Can Cause Future Complications

We all enjoy taking a break in our days to sit back on our couches or favorite chairs and relax.  But what happens when the sitting you do during your workday or on the weekends really starts to add up? All of that time may make it harder for you to stand on your own […]

Selling Your Business: An Exit Strategy Guide

Selling Your Business: An Exit Strategy Guide

In a previous article, we discussed the trend of baby boomers selling their businesses upon retirement, and how this is a great exit strategy with benefits for everyone involved. If you missed that one, you can read it here. If you’re ready to start thinking about selling your business, use this guide to help you. […]

Financial Steps to Take After Losing a Spouse

Financial Steps to Take After Losing a Spouse

No one wants to think about losing a spouse, but unfortunately it’s a big part of life that you have to plan for. A large portion of that planning should be financial. Use the following tips to help you prepare your finances for the potential loss of your spouse. While both men and women lose […]

Major Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid

Major Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you recently went back to school yourself, or have a college graduate in your family, student loan payments are coming. Graduates are given a six-month grace period before they’re required to make payments, so November means the bills are due. In preparation for student loan season, here is a list of the biggest student […]

Travel Companions for Older Adults

Travel Companions for Older Adults

Traveling is a wonderful thing. Experiencing new places teaches you in ways books never can, and shows you how amazing our world is. However, sometimes traveling isn’t easy to do. Age and lack of companionship especially can make traveling hard. Whether you’re figuring out how to get your aging father across the country for a […]

What I Wish I Knew: Elders to Kids

What I Wish I Knew: Elders to Kids

Hindsight is a powerful thing. Everyone can name at least 5 instances that now, looking back, they wish they had “known better.” What if we can “know better”? As America ages, we have a massive resource at our disposal in the form of men and women that have lived, loved, and are itching to share […]

Find and Test Your Ideal Retirement Town

Find and Test Your Ideal Retirement Town

There are a fair number of retirees that plan on staying put in their current home, but there is an even bigger number that are looking for a change of scene. Whether it’s a chance to experience a new adventure or downsize and save money, many retirees are looking for and moving to new towns. […]

How Do You Balance Saving For Retirement With Other Goals?

How Do You Balance Saving For Retirement With Other Goals?

Everyone has goals, from starting a business and graduating from college to getting married, buying a house and having kids. The tough part in life isn’t figuring out your goals, it’s saving for them while saving for retirement. You need to start saving for retirement as soon as possible, but you also need to set […]

Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Age

Keep Your Heart Healthy As You Age

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently found that heart disease kills almost 610,000 people every year – the leading cause of death in the USA. Most people assume that heart disease and heart problems are just part of the package when it comes to aging, but that’s not the case. Many of the […]

Prepare Your Meeting With Your Financial Advisor

Figuring out your finances can be tough, and that’s why you hired a financial advisor. However, a lot of people are almost as stressed about meeting with their advisor as they would be doing their finances on their own. This is understandable, as it can be intimidating to talk about complicated topics like finance. If […]

The 77 Year Old Ballet Dancer Sharing Seven Decades Of Experience

“Life is too short not to do what you want to do. It’s never too late to start doing what you love doing now.” – Madame Suzelle Poole

Is Living with Your Elderly Parent the Best for Both of You?

Is Living with Your Elderly Parent the Best for Both of You?

As a loving son or daughter, it is natural for you to immediately think that your elderly parent should move in with you and your family especially if he or she is living alone. While other families find this set-up ideal and beneficial, it is not always the best choice for everyone. Consider the following […]

Creating an Age Friendly Home for Aging Parents

Creating an Age Friendly Home for Aging Parents

Just when you think your house is the safest haven for your aging parents, it’s not actually always the case. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that accidental falls are one of the major causes of concerns among older people. Such accidents can happen in their very own home, thus, we […]

Nursing Companion: A Way for Older People to Travel

Nursing Companion: A Way for Older People to Travel

According to the National Council on Aging in Washington, DC, the number of baby boomers approaching retirement is soaring and is likely to hit 107 million by 2030. This means that there will be more seniors requiring specialized healthcare care and support services.Most of these older adults do not necessarily want to slow down, settle […]

The Experiences of a Retiree in India

The Experiences of a Retiree in India

  This article is by GlobeAware I thought I could never do a trip to India, too many strange sights, sounds and smells. I’d heard so many things on the news, and always figured my age would prevent me from enjoying the country. But then I stumbled upon a friend discussing his recent trip to India, […]

Benefits of Volunteering

Benefits of Volunteering

This article is by GlobeAware Volunteering connects you to others. One of the better known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Most volunteer with the want to help others. However, Volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Volunteer work […]

Stay At Home Longer With “Age in Place” Technology

Stay At Home Longer With “Age in Place” Technology

Growing old but being able to stay at home is a big wish for most people. 90% of American seniors, to be exact, would prefer to age at home rather than move to a facility or community.  There are the practicalities of age and living alone to consider, though, making most people give up on […]

Trim Your Retirement Taxes

Trim Your Retirement Taxes

Retirement is supposed to be about relaxing, spending more time with loved ones, or even going on a few adventures. Retirement is not supposed to be all about paying taxes. However, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be taxed on Social Security benefits, and everything that comes out of your traditional IRAs. Before you panic, […]

Best Treatments For Sciatica Nerve Pain

Best Treatments For Sciatica Nerve Pain

It’s estimated that 2% of all adults will experience sciatic nerve pain, or sciatica, at some point in their life.  Sciatica is most often caused by a herniated disk pinching the sciatic nerve, and can lead to shooting pain in the lower back and limbs, numbness or tingling, pain when sleeping, and even trouble moving. […]

30 Best Retirement Planning Books

30 Best Retirement Planning Books

Amazon lists more than 5,000 books on planning for or living well in retirement, and there are dozens of lists of the best-selling and most-recommended books on the topic. You don’t have time to sort through all that, so AgeBrilliantly has done some of that research for you. This article is based on three lists […]

Fun Fall Fitness Ideas for Older Adults

Fun Fall Fitness Ideas for Older Adults

Exercise has never been a more significant part of the aging conversation as it is now. Not only does research continue to illumine how exercise helps prevent lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, but it has also been shown to protect older adults against injury, cognitive decline, and even depression. 5 Fall […]

Which Robo-Advisor is Right For You?

Which Robo-Advisor is Right For You?

If you’re interested in starting to invest, or are a long-time investor with tons of experience, you need to hear about robo-advisors. No, they aren’t robotic law enforcement officers from the future. They’re actually a lot more useful. Robo-advisors are computer algorithms that invest your money for you. These automated investment managers may be the […]

Return to Work with Returnships

Return to Work with Returnships

  Re-entry internships, or returnships, are designed for experienced professionals who’ve taken time away from their careers but are looking to start working again. Returnships help employers find experienced candidates, and give employees the opportunity to learn new skills, polish old ones, and get back into a career. Like a regular internship, returnships are usually […]

Internships Aren’t Just For Young People

Internships Aren’t Just For Young People

Starting anything over from the beginning is daunting, but there’s almost nothing more stress-inducing that starting over in the working world. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Internships, previously thought of as “slave labor” of the young and green, are now major career opportunities for anyone of any age looking to break into […]

Be Aware of Your 401K Fees

Be Aware of Your 401K Fees

  Most people view a 401K plan as a “set it and forget it” kind of deal. However, this isn’t always the case. While you may be tempted to check in on your 401K’s losses or returns, you really need to take a look at the fees. While most 401K fees seem minor, they can […]

3 Risks That Can Destroy Your Retirement Plan

3 Risks That Can Destroy Your Retirement Plan

  Most people are well aware that high investment fees can greatly reduce their retirement savings over time. However, there is another, even bigger problem that investors need to be wary of: mismanagement. Inefficiently managing your retirement money can have a big impact on your savings. A recent study found that investors who focus on […]

Top 12 Hobbies Ideas for Retirement

Top 12 Hobbies Ideas for Retirement

In my book “Master Class:  Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier,” my advice to retirees was to create a portfolio of activities that blended socializing, moving, creating and thinking – building blocks that have been shown to correlate with high scores on standard measures of successful aging and cognitive health. Recently we surveyed Road Scholars – active, engaged […]

Lifelong Learning: Key to Social Engagement and Individual Careers

Lifelong Learning: Key to Social Engagement and Individual Careers

Admit it, you were one of those kids who actually looked forward to the start of school and thought September was the true New Year. In elementary school you loved the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, in high school your pulse quickened at the sight of a stack of unsullied notebooks, and in college a […]

10 Hiking Tips for Older Adults

10 Hiking Tips for Older Adults

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir With the sun shining, the flowers in full bloom and the fresh summer air, now is the perfect time to head outdoors and get some exercise. Going on a hike is a great way to enjoy the warm […]

Travel Volunteer Opportunities For Older Adults

Travel Volunteer Opportunities For Older Adults

Volunteering in retirement doesn’t just benefit the world, it benefits the retiree. Staying involved as a senior citizen volunteer can help you maintain your mental and physical health as well as helping you stay involved in your community. It helps you stay social and can give you a strong sense of purpose during the often difficult transition […]

Advice for Solo Travelers From Solo Travelers

Advice for Solo Travelers From Solo Travelers

Are you curious about being a solo traveler? Do you want to give it a shot but have some questions or concerns about going alone? We asked some expert Road Scholar solo travelers for some advice to help answer all of your questions about solo travel and to encourage you to give it a try! […]

Medication Reminders Made Simple

Medication Reminders Made Simple

When it comes to wrangling all your caregiving duties, no matter what condition your loved one is in, chances are medication management falls into your basket of responsibilities. Medication management might involve: Administering medicine to your loved one Refilling prescriptions Communicating with the doctor (about side effects, dosing, etc) Handling health insurance (pre-authorizations, prescription deductibles, […]

Choosing an Encore Act

Choosing an Encore Act

I have met with many clients as they prepare for retirement or a second (or encore) act. While they all dream of that initial laid-back beach environment, many come to the realization that they want to be active and involved in life. Typically, they want to do something different or expand on something they have done as […]

Improving your Career Network

Improving your Career Network

No matter what stage of your career you are in, you should be actively networking. That does not stop once you have your dream job. Your network is only as good as the last time you connected with them. Networking needs to be done by connecting in two ways with your current and potential network. I do this by […]

The Stress of Retiring Together – Couples Need to Talk

The Stress of Retiring Together – Couples Need to Talk

Many of us believe that retirement will be all sunsets and beaches. We just walk off our job and head into this blissful retirement that we all dream of. While this can be a reality, there are so many underlying issues that couples need to address way before the big day! The problem is that often neither partner […]

Preparing for the Loss of Power and Status…

Preparing for the Loss of Power and Status…

Whether you are a CEO or a floor manager, there are very similar experiences as you prepare to leave a career or position of power. Typically, most people invest their entire lives in their careers. Work is the only thing they consider and focus on, often at the expense of relationships, outside interests and friends.  While this focus […]

Successfully Phase into Your Retirement Life

Successfully Phase into Your Retirement Life

It is important to plan carefully for your life after retirement. Planning to leave your career of many years can be quite daunting and challenging. It is important to determine just when you want to leave your current career. The toughest part of any “retirement” is when to make the move. This does not happen overnight, but requires careful […]

Make a Successful Mid-Life Career Change

Make a Successful Mid-Life Career Change

For some of us, there comes a day when we wonder if we are in the right career. We wake up each morning lacking energy and excitement about what we are doing. We begin to think, am I in the right place for me? Is it time to change careers? Do I know what I […]

How to Choose the Right Roommate

How to Choose the Right Roommate

This article is from SilverNest. To see original article, click here. The new trend for boomers and empty nesters is to get into the shared economy lifestyle, and rent out a spare bedroom for extra cash. A single room can average over $9K per year – as much a part time job and so much easier! […]

Living Alone is Hazardous to Our Health

Living Alone is Hazardous to Our Health

This article is from SilverNest. To see original article, click here. Many baby boomers and older adults remember growing up with a house that was always full of people. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the random stranger coming through town were common experiences. People would just “stop by” – and no one cared! My husband and […]

Home Sharing – Stay Connected

Home Sharing – Stay Connected

This article is from Silvernest. To see original article, click here. Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and laughs. It’s a huge Victorian building in the center of Concord, New Hampshire. She inherited it from an aunt who lived on the second floor until her death. When her husband died at an early age, she […]

Building A Home To Prepare For Aging In Place

Building A Home To Prepare For Aging In Place

This article is from SilverNest. To see original article, click here. Contributed by, Patsy Welch via AgeinPlace.com In graduate school, while specializing in sustainable architecture, my elderly parents began to have physical difficulties, and I began making frequent trips to Tennessee to aid in their care. I was surprised to see how the townhouse that had served them so […]

The Freedom to Age in Place

The Freedom to Age in Place

This article is from SilverNest. To see original article, click here. The majority of us have put a stake in the ground for anyone who cares to listen. We are going to age in our own homes. We will exercise our freedom to choose to age on our terms and in our own way. The term […]

Aging Solo? Where You Live Matters

Aging Solo? Where You Live Matters

This article is from SilverNest. To see original article, click here. By Joy Loverde In my book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? I write about an incident that continues to haunt me to this day. In 1995, my hometown of Chicago experienced a social nightmare. On July 13, the heat index peaked at […]

Bonding with Your Over-50 Roommate

Bonding with Your Over-50 Roommate

This article is from SilverNest. To see original article, click here. The term “roommate” has a significantly different meaning in your 50s than it did in your 20s. But no matter how your tastes or needs may change, sharing your space with someone may still bring a lot of benefits to your life. From helping […]

Don’t Wait till You Retire – Start Now

Don’t Wait till You Retire – Start Now

If you’re thinking about retiring around age 65, you need to start thinking about the 4 building blocks . To have a fulfilling life in which you have the money you want to enjoy life, the health you need to fully appreciate life’s wonders, strong relationships with family and friends, and engage in the purposeful […]

How do you use GROWTHH Time?

How do you use GROWTHH Time?

You and your children may live to 100+. How will you have a fulfilling work-life balance? Companies are learning that, in the longevity economy, people prefer not to stop working at the “traditional retirement age”; they want to stay productive for a number of reasons, only one of which is economic. In a world with […]

Teach Them While They’re Young

Teach Them While They’re Young

Are you a parent that’s worried about sending your child out into the real world? You should be. According to the often-cited PISA 2015 Financial Literacy assessment, about 1 in 5 children in the U.S. don’t meet baseline levels for financial literacy proficiency. This can include creating and following a budget, finding affordable housing, or paying off […]

Fund Your Child’s Education Without Breaking the Bank

Fund Your Child’s Education Without Breaking the Bank

Every family recognizes the importance of a strong college education. Parents constantly encourage their children to perform competitively in high school and obtain a suitable college education as to maximize their chances of success in the workplace. However, more and more parents today are neglecting the importance of funding said college education. Over the past […]

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