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What Older and Younger Workers Can Learn From Each Other

What Older and Younger Workers Can Learn From Each Other

There’s a big technological and cultural divide between older and younger workers. While gaps are never a good thing, this is especially unfortunate because there’s so much both groups can learn from one another. Older workers have years of life experience, while younger generations have different perspectives from growing up in a different time. Not […]

Your Life Story in a Video Memoir

Your Life Story in a Video Memoir

Technology has improved our lives in so many ways, from getting where we want to go to connecting with friends and family. One major improvement we’re enjoying is how technology is able to connect us to the past. Video biographies are an up-and-coming service professional videographers are offering to families. These films are visually captivating, […]

Smash Age Stereotypes, Like Barbara Beskind

Smash Age Stereotypes, Like Barbara Beskind

Barbara Beskind is a lead design fellow at IDEO. She was awarded the position in 2016, when she was 92 years old. Beskind served as a major in the Army, worked in occupational therapy, and went on to fulfill her dream to work as a designer at an age most people would consider long past […]

Virtual Vacations: Travel from the Comfort of Your Couch

Virtual Vacations: Travel from the Comfort of Your Couch

How amazing would it be to visit Paris or Rome without having to pack a bag or buy a flight? Could you imagine snagging front row seats to Hamilton on Broadway free of charge? These things might not be that far away thanks to virtual reality technology. Virtual reality, or VR, is coming quickly thanks […]

Personal Finance Apps for 50+

Personal Finance Apps for 50+

When you think of fintech, or financial technology, you probably think of younger millennials clicking away at laptops or hunched over smart phones. However, fintech shouldn’t be just for the kids. Older generations, specifically people aged 50 and above, face specific challenges that could be greatly helped with technology. Fintech can and should help the […]

5 Amazing Ways To Connect Generations

5 Amazing Ways To Connect Generations

We’ve already established how important it is for generations to connect with one another, from what we can learn from kids or older generations, to how much simple contact from generation to generation can help. But how do we connect different generations? It’s not easy to break out of same-age contact, especially in our ageist […]

A New Take On Midlife Education

A New Take On Midlife Education

You’re probably not a stranger to midlife education. We’ve discussed it in length in articles like this or this. However, there is a new take on continued or senior education that might soon be taking the world by storm. The Modern Elder Academy, located in Mexico’s Baja peninsula, is dedicated to teaching older generations how […]

How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

How to Talk So Your Doctor Will Listen

You should be able to trust and rely on your doctor. However, in this new digital age, many people are having a lot of trouble connecting with their health care providers. Before computers and iPads showed up in exam rooms, doctors and nurses took notes on paper. With this new advent of technology, a lot […]

Giving Back: Adopt an Elder

Giving Back: Adopt an Elder

Almost everyone has seen those heart-wrenching commercials that plead with viewers to “adopt” an underprivileged child or abused animal. There are seemingly thousands of programs that help connect sponsors with those in need, but did you know these programs are limited to helping just animals and children? There are a fair number of programs that […]

You Are What You Think

You Are What You Think

We’ve all heard the phrase: “you are what you eat” because its all too true. Nutrition and exercise have a major effect on your health, body and brain. However, did you know that you are what you think, too? There is an astounding body of research that proves that our thoughts have a profound impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hiring in the Age of Ageism

Hiring in the Age of Ageism

As we’ve discussed in previous articles, older workers are not only good for businesses, but may indeed be the future of the workforce. You can catch up on those ideas here and here. While its great to keep your existing older workers happy and engaged, it’s also important to find and hire new employees from […]

What’s Your Plan to Age Gracefully?

What’s Your Plan to Age Gracefully?

Aging is a stressful thing in our youth-obsessed culture. Everyone ages, but for some reason we all try and hide it as much as we can. However, there are a select few that manage to age openly and gracefully. Think about celebrities like Sharon Stone, George Clooney, and Diane Keaton. They not only show their […]

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 […]

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 […]

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