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The Village Movement: Redefining Aging in Place

The Village Movement: Redefining Aging in Place

If you’ve read any of our previous articles on the aging crisis, you already know that we’re about to have a huge influx of seniors that need care. How huge? 1 in every 50 of the 78 million baby boomers will live to be 100. With numbers like that, quality of life and availability of […]

The Future Is Your Past

The Future Is Your Past

In previous articles we discussed balancing how to enjoy living your life and saving for the future. Missed that one? Catch up here. That concept is a lot easier said than done, so we’re going to give you a few more tips and tricks to better invest in your future life and your future finances. […]

Feeling Lonely? Rent a Grandkid!

Feeling Lonely? Rent a Grandkid!

10,000 people turn 65 every day in the United States alone. This large-scale aging is forcing us to radically rethink how we care for seniors, especially since the need for at-home assistants is skyrocketing with the average age. According to the Census Bureau, we’ll need about 5,266,000 healthcare support jobs by 2022. That number is […]

100-Year-Olds Role Models: Live Your Best Life

100-Year-Olds Role Models: Live Your Best Life

You’ve already read all about how to live to be 100. If not, you can catch up on those articles here, here or even here. But what do you do if you follow that advice and end up living to be 100? Orville Rogers is a 100-year-old track star that routinely breaks records. Tao Porchon-Lynch […]

Make Your Business Attractive For Older Workers

Make Your Business Attractive For Older Workers

We all know times are changing, but how many of us know how to keep up with the changes? One major change in the business and employment world that will definitely have an effect on your business is attitude towards older employees. In a previous article, we shared how important older workers can be for […]

Which Senior Meal Delivery is Right for You?

Which Senior Meal Delivery is Right for You?

Getting take out, ordering delivery…no matter what you call it, meal delivery services are often seen as an indulgence or a luxury. However, for many seniors, meal delivery can be a literal lifesaver. Many seniors suffer from physical or mental disabilities that make it difficult or even impossible to make their own food. Luckily, senior […]

Looking for Something New? Consider Encore a Career College

Looking for Something New? Consider Encore a Career College

If you’re in your 50s or older, sick of your job or career, but aren’t ready for retirement (financially or mentally), you might be looking for a way to break into a new industry or career. There are a lot of pretty good programs out there for people looking to make a new start in […]

Early Retirement, Financial Independence, and You

Early Retirement, Financial Independence, and You

Early retirement may seem like some mythical beast you can’t quite see or tame, and financial independence in retirement may seem like a plain old illusion. However, neither of these has to be the case. Read on to learn the real meaning of early retirement, and how long it will really take you to be […]

How to Evaluate Your Financial Advisor

How to Evaluate Your Financial Advisor

You put a lot of trust in your financial advisor. Trust is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it’s important to think critically as well as emotionally. This is especially true when it comes to your finances. You trust your advisor, but should you? You can easily figure that out by evaluating him or her. Use […]

Rethink Your Ideas About Aging

Rethink Your Ideas About Aging

If you’ve watched TV, read a magazine, or even logged onto the Internet recently, you’ve probably noticed how obsessed our culture is with youth. From anti-wrinkle creams to ED meds and everything in between, we’re constantly being sold the idea that getting older is bad. This idea doesn’t just apply to looks. From a young […]

Retirement Reinvention for Millennials

Retirement Reinvention for Millennials

We’ve spent a lot of words on how retirement is being reinvented and what that means for people on the cusp of or just heading into retirement. But what about the other half of the population? The retirement reinvention, i.e.: how retirement is moving away from squirreling funds as an end-of-life contingency to planning for […]

The Caregiver’s Financial Guide

The Caregiver’s Financial Guide

In 2013, the AARP conducted a family caregiving study that found that Americans donate their time at an estimated yearly amount of $470 billion. In other words, millions of people are providing care to their loved ones without pay. In a similar study completed in 2016, the AARP discovered that, on average, an American family […]

Are Baby Boomers Ready To Sell Their Businesses?

Are Baby Boomers Ready To Sell Their Businesses?

For the next 19 years Baby Boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day. This means there will be 10,000 more people of retirement age in the USA every single day. Retirement is wonderful and exciting, but what does all this retirement at once mean for American businesses? The biggest change […]

How Driverless Cars Will Impact Older People

How Driverless Cars Will Impact Older People

Self-driving cars are around the corner. In some places, they’re already here. You’d be surprised to learn that retirement communities and elderly neighborhoods are the majority of those places. Experts in the car industry agree that self-driving cars are going to make a name for themselves in these controlled environments first. Why is this the […]

Improving Bone Health As You Age

Improving Bone Health As You Age

Bone health may not be at the top of your medical to do list, but it should be. An orthopedic surgeon at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in California recently found that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis, and that women can lose up to […]

What Older People Can Learn From Kids

What Older People Can Learn From Kids

Children are constantly learning and growing with adults passing on their accumulated wisdom. However, there are a lot of things adults can learn from kids. From simplicity and honesty to never giving up, here is a list of life tips we can learn from children. Let it Out – Children are known for expressing themselves. […]

Rethinking Your Estate Plan

Rethinking Your Estate Plan

The recently passed estate tax law makes estate planning easier for a lot of people, however a lot of retirees are using the new law as an excuse to take estate planning off their to-do lists. This is a big mistake. Estate planning is crucial, maybe even more so with the new law. The recent […]

100 Life Tips From 100-Year Olds

100 Life Tips From 100-Year Olds

We all want to live to be 100, and some people succeed! When asked, people who are at least 100 years old gave advice on how to live a full life. Some are direct quotes, some are ideas; some are funny, others deep, but they are all useful: Invest in quality pieces of clothing, as […]

Take Charge of Your Money: 50 Finance Tips

Take Charge of Your Money: 50 Finance Tips

  You’re inundated with money advice all day long, from friends, family and coworkers to social media, TV, and even online articles just like this one. It can be tough to sift through all the junk to get to the money tips that will actually help, so we did it for you. Here are 50 […]

Early Retirement: Fabulous or Not?

Early Retirement: Fabulous or Not?

Retirement is amazing. Without working, you have all the free time in the world to do what you love without a care. Since retirement is so amazing, why not retire early? Social media is blowing up with early retirees posting about their fabulous, work-free lives. However, there are a lot of downsides to early retirement […]

Retirement May Not Be For You, And That’s OK

Retirement May Not Be For You, And That’s OK

The life script is pretty much set: you go to school, get a job, get married, have kids, work some more, then retire. Many parts of that script are changing, and the social norm of retirement is one of them. You don’t have to retire if you don’t want to. There are a lot of […]

Your Last 5 Years Before Retirement

Your Last 5 Years Before Retirement

Like anything else in life, there is never such a thing as being too prepared for retirement. This is especially true if you’re planning on retiring in the next 5 years. While you’ve most likely already done a lot of preparing for your retirement, there are a few things you definitely need to take care […]

Prepare Your Meeting With Your Financial Advisor

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 […]

How Much Money Will You Need In Retirement?

How Much Money Will You Need In Retirement?

If you had to pick one question that keeps you up at night, would it be “how much money do I need for retirement?” If it is, you’re certainly not alone. Figuring out how much money you need in retirement is not easy, and that question plagues a lot of people nearing retirement age. One […]

Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

You trust your financial advisor every day to maximize your investments and save you money. In a lot of ways, your retirement is in the hands of your financial advisor as he is the one that guides you to retirement savings and investment plans. However, just because you trust your financial advisor doesn’t mean you […]

The Cost of Family Caregiving

The Cost of Family Caregiving

No one wants to think about their parents aging, but it happens to everyone. Almost 10 million adult children in the United States provide care for their aging parents. In fact, this unpaid care is estimated to be worth around $375 billion dollars! Of course you want to take on the unpaid task of caring […]

Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Retire

Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Retire

Most everyone daydreams about retirement. From days spent trying new things or traveling to evenings spent relaxing, it’s easy to pass the time fantasizing about retirement. However, how often do you see a clear picture of what your life will be like when you retire? A 2017 survey GOBankingRates survey found that 39% of Americans […]

How Smart Homes Enhance Elder Care

How Smart Homes Enhance Elder Care

  There are around 13 million Americans in the United States that require daily assistance and care. Most of them are seniors, and as the current generation ages, the amount of people needing care is expected to go up to 27 million by 2050. With such crazy statistics, its now wonder that long term, senior […]

Don’t Let Your Adult Children Ruin Your Retirement

Don’t Let Your Adult Children Ruin Your Retirement

Most everyone is aware how potentially fragile retirement finances can be. However, a lot of people aren’t aware of what the greatest danger their retirement faces actually is: their grown children. Its wonderful if you’re in a financial place to provide extra assistance to your grown children. But, a lot of parents will continue to […]

Turning 70 ½? How to Deal With RMDs

Turning 70 ½? How to Deal With RMDs

Did you know that the IRS requires you start taking withdrawals from your qualifying retirement accounts as soon as you turn 70½? Its true, and these pesky requirements are called required minimum distributions, or RMDs. RMDs apply to qualifying retirement savings accounts including IRAs, 401Ks, 457 plans, and other tax-deferred retirement savings plans such as […]

Don’t Age Alone: CoHousing for Older Adults

Don’t Age Alone: CoHousing for Older Adults

Cohousing is a trend that’s spreading rapid fire across the country. From young families to retirees, a cohousing community is a wonderful way to share responsibilities and build connections with other people. What is a cohousing community? Good question. Cohousing communities are tight-knit clusters of homes around common spaces. Community members share responsibilities from cooking […]

Purpose Past Retirement: Intergenerational Daycare

Purpose Past Retirement: Intergenerational Daycare

After retirement, it may feel like your life has lost a little meaning. You had purpose getting up and going to work or taking care of the kids, so its easy to feel listless or a tad lost after all that’s done. Thanks to intergenerational day care, that’s not the case anymore. Intergenerational daycares are […]

Allocate Your Investments to Maximize Your Retirement Funds

Allocate Your Investments to Maximize Your Retirement Funds

If you’re near retirement, you understand how stressful it is to manage your investment allocation, especially in light of today’s low interest rates and somewhat scary market. The traditional way to allocate your investments is based on a regimented, academic perspective. Theoretically, you should subtract your age from 100, and that number is the how […]

Hiring Someone To Help With An Aging Parent’s Finances

Hiring Someone To Help With An Aging Parent’s Finances

Its stressful enough handling your own finances, and sometimes adding your aging parents’ finances to the list is just too much. This feeling is nothing to be ashamed about. In fact, there were so many people looking for help with their parent’s finances that a new career was born: daily money managers. Daily money managers, […]

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