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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Tips for Managing Time in Retirement

8 Tips for Managing Time in Retirement

The great thing about retiring is that you no longer have to keep punching a time clock. This however can be mixed blessings. Lack of a proper job structure or even family will leave you feeling disoriented. Perhaps you can’t even figure out what day of the week it is or you suddenly come to […]

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 […]

Leaving your Job Is Hard to Do

Leaving your Job Is Hard to Do

You’ve been at the same job for years. You feel stuck and stressed but can’t seem to make yourself leave. But you have to. While you aren’t alone, job satisfaction among American workers has been rising steadily since the years of the recession. In 2017, the Society for Human Resource Management found that a full […]

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 […]

Family Caretakers: Take Care of Yourself

Family Caretakers: Take Care of Yourself

According to Families Caring for an Aging America’s report, almost 18 million people in the entire United States are caregivers of people aging 65 years old and above or somebody who has a disability. The sad news, however, is the fact that these family caregivers are often responsible for the long-term care of their older […]

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 […]

Never Too Old to Make New Friends!

Never Too Old to Make New Friends!

Friends form an important part of creating a healthy and happy lifestyle. However, not all friendships are as effortless as they seem. As age progresses, you may find it hard to make friends let alone maintain one. When you’re a senior, the world might seem like its turning against you and having a friend close […]

Aging Parents and Dementia

Aging Parents and Dementia

One study revealed that about 3.4 million people in the United States aged seventy-one and above experience some form of dementia. If you are worried that your aging parent belonged to this group, you can only be certain if your parent has been diagnosed by a reputable doctor. Considering that it takes several visits and […]

Caring for Parents Who Didn’t Care for You

Caring for Parents Who Didn’t Care for You

Some people may have parents who treated them badly in the past (and perhaps even to this day). As a result, such individuals have a sad and traumatic domestic life that may have also left them scarred them for life. Sure, it can be hard taking care of someone whom you have a rift with, […]

What to Do If Your Aging Parent Becomes Difficult

What to Do If Your Aging Parent Becomes Difficult

While personality changes in old age are common, they are usually minimal. If you are noticing drastic personality changes in your aging parent that he or she seems like a completely different person, it may be a sign of an underlying medical illness. Instead of ignoring these changes or assuming that it is “simply part” […]

How to Love Your Financially Abusive Parents

How to Love Your Financially Abusive Parents

If you have been working your entire life, enjoying some time for yourself is something we most certainly look forward to. But, how can you enjoy a stable and secure solo life when your older siblings and your entire family rely on you for financial support? Then right after you decide to follow your dream, […]

12 Meal Kit Clubs Ideal for Seniors

12 Meal Kit Clubs Ideal for Seniors

More often than not, there comes a point in life when even the best of cooks must hang up their faded yet favorite aprons. The kids are all grown, gone and have families of their own to tend after. Unwelcomed dietary changes and creeping arthritis are just two examples of reasons why so many seniors shy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Rethink Your Retirement Financial Plan

Rethink Your Retirement Financial Plan

You’ve probably heard hundreds if not thousands of pieces of advice on how to save and spend your retirement money. But are all these hints and tips really correct? Retirement finance experts are now saying that everyone should reconsider what used to be considered conventional retirement wisdom, as they may be steering you in the […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

I just Retired…Who am I now?

I just Retired…Who am I now?

Decade after decade, you have been known by your profession – Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher, Electrician, or whatever. We all identify with the career we work in – it is part of our DNA. What we have done has defined us – like it or not! When we retire, there are so many life changes that […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

Leaving Behind Your Legacy Through Storytelling

Leaving Behind Your Legacy Through Storytelling

  After having lived through several decades on Earth and being witness to major transformations in history, culture and technology, you may want your children and grandchildren  to hear all about the stories from the past that dwell in your heart and soul. These life stories not only help you to bond with your family […]

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