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What is Your Life Purpose?

What is Your Life Purpose?

Retirement doesn’t mean an end. In fact, for many people, retirement is the beginning of a great new adventure some call the Second Act. When you retire, you’re suddenly left with open days you can fill with almost anything. That amount of possibility can be overwhelming. Instead of sitting back, take the advice of 4 […]

How to Cut Costs For Senior Housing

How to Cut Costs For Senior Housing

One of the biggest complaints about senior housing is that it’s just too expensive. On average, senior housing can cost $6,000 per month. That amount is a huge burden to aging Americans with fixed post-retirement incomes and their families with their own bills to pay. Why is senior housing so expensive? Are there any ways […]

The Future of Senior Housing

The Future of Senior Housing

Thanks to our rapidly aging population, a lot of “senior” services are changing. Senior housing is one of them. Senior housing is fairly standardized as of now, but changes are coming quickly. Where is senior housing going? Are there any roadblocks in the way of this progress? Baby boomers, most of whom are approaching or […]

Can Machines Predict When We’ll Die?

Can Machines Predict When We’ll Die?

Death is never easy, but it’s often compounded by uncertainty. We can never know which meal, conversation, hug or goodbye will be our last with our loved ones. This is especially true and even more difficult for people suffering from terminal illnesses. These people know death is coming, and soon, but they don’t know exactly […]

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 […]

Is Early Retirement Right for You?

Is Early Retirement Right for You?

Are you considering early retirement? The idea of permanently clocking out early is always enticing, but like with any big decision, it’s important to have all the information first. To better prepare you for the idea of early retirement, we did some research and collected this list of early retirement lessons from people that actually […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Choosing the Right Senior Living Options for You

Choosing the Right Senior Living Options for You

  We often dream of relaxed retired life after spending years and years of hard work. Though senior living is more about spending quality time with our loved ones or following our passion in free time, it can also invite troubles of aging health conditions and greater level of dependency. This makes it essential to […]

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 […]

Dealing With A Caregiver Who is Not Fit for the Job

Dealing With A Caregiver Who is Not Fit for the Job

When dealing with another person, especially if that person didn’t do anything bad against you, it’s hard to say something which may hurt their feelings. Even if it’s a job or anything that is not personal, when you say something not pleasant, most of the time, the other person will really take it personally. What […]

The 77 Year Old Ballet Dancer Sharing Seven Decades Of Experience

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 […]

Thailand: A Perfect Place to Volunteer for Older Adults

Thailand: A Perfect Place to Volunteer for Older Adults

This article is by GlobeAware Thailand has always been a popular destination, not just for travel but for volunteering as well. However, as an older adult, Thailand can also seem a bit daunting. If you’ve always been passionate about going and being more than just a tourist when experiencing the country, the Globe Aware Thailand […]

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, […]

5 Tips Before Volunteering Abroad

5 Tips Before Volunteering Abroad

This article is by GlobeAware It may seem obvious, but sometimes we get so excited for the experience ahead and we forget to prepare properly.  Even as a seasoned older adult traveler, we can forget the basics at time. Use the information provided below as a quick checklist before you set off abroad! Passport/Visa: Make copies […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Don’t Let Frugality Ruin Your Retirement

Don’t Let Frugality Ruin Your Retirement

You’ve spent your entire working life saving for retirement, and if you have done it well, you have accumulated a sizeable nest egg. Because your thrifty habits have served you so well, though, you might have difficulty opening your pocketbook as widely as you could afford to once you’re actually retired. Retirees can be too […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor

19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor

It’s interesting that most stockbrokers, financial planners, and insurance agents and their clients have a principal-agent problem. A principal-agent problem is a situation where the objectives of the employer (client) and the employee (advisor) simply don’t align. That is, the advisor doesn’t necessarily act to promote the well-being of his or her client. If a […]

Want to Live Longer? Adopt a Positive Attitude Towards Aging

Want to Live Longer? Adopt a Positive Attitude Towards Aging

A positive attitude can do wonders for your health. A pleasant demeanor can not only reduce your risk of heart disease, but it can also strengthen your immune system and help fight off disease. In fact, researchers have gone so far as to say that a positive attitude can add as much as 7.5 years […]

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 […]

Teaching Your Kids the Value of Money

Teaching Your Kids the Value of Money

Most adults are aware of the fact that the earlier you begin investing for retirement, the more money you’ll have when it’s time to retire. However, most adults still start investing too late, and do not take full advantage of all the time they have. Although this is the case for many adults, kids luckily […]

Financial Success Is up to You

Financial Success Is up to You

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. While this may sound like an old cliché it illustrates a very important aspect of personal finance: a financial plan is critical. Regardless of age or income it is essential that you have a personal financial plan for your finances. However, creating a strategy for financial success is actually […]

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