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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Journey to Retirement, Together

A Journey to Retirement, Together

Now that you’re married, no decision is as simple as it once was. On top of that, you have more decisions to make: planning for your first home, your savings funds, possibly kids, college funds for said kids, and so on. Perhaps, if you’re more of a strategist than the average American, you might even […]

Don’t Let Type 2 Diabetes Be in Control of You

Don’t Let Type 2 Diabetes Be in Control of You

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which your glucose levels build up into your bloodstream. The hormone insulin helps transport glucose from your blood into your cells, where it is then used for energy. When a person has type 2 diabetes, their body doesn’t respond to insulin as it normally would. In later stages, […]

To Be Happy, First Find Your Passion and Purpose

To Be Happy, First Find Your Passion and Purpose

If you want to live a happy, content, and fulfilled life, it’s essential that you learn how to find your passion and life purpose. Without this, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you. Everyone is born with a unique life purpose, and it’s your job to determine what your purpose is. Listed […]

Entrepreneurs over 70 Taking the Business World by Storm

Entrepreneurs over 70 Taking the Business World by Storm

The way that people enjoy their retirement is completely up to them. Some people like to travel while other like taking up new hobbies. Some people might even believe that it is the perfect time to dive head first into a new startup venture. Although the most popular decade to start a business is in […]

How to Make Problems Your Solution

How to Make Problems Your Solution

George Burns once said, “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.” We’re all passionate about something in our lives, but the question is how to turn that passion into a profit? Here is a list of different ways in which you can do so. It takes […]

Can Retirement Destroy Your Marriage?

Can Retirement Destroy Your Marriage?

The amount of married couple getting divorced after 50 is on the rise, and researchers believe that retirement is playing a big factor. According to marriage experts. Rob Pascale, a retired marketing research executive, and Dr. Louis H. Primavera, dean of Touro College School of Health Sciences, some of these couples are not ready to […]

Eat Poorly, Age Faster

Eat Poorly, Age Faster

Afraid of looking older as you age? Want your skin to look youthful while maintain a healthy body? One key step to making thus happen is eating healthy. Eating too much sugar and processed carbohydrates (like pasta, bread, and baked goods) can lead to damage in your skin’s collagen, which keeps your skin springy and […]

Is the ‘Coast Retirement Savings Strategy’ Right For You?

Is the ‘Coast Retirement Savings Strategy’ Right For You?

Saving for retirement can be a lot simpler than most people make it seem. As long as you begin saving at an early age as well as staying committed and focused to a specific plan, you should be on track to coast into early retirement. The big question that many people who want to retire […]

Living to 100+: Journey to the Blue Zones

Living to 100+: Journey to the Blue Zones

Have you ever thought about why people that live in blue zones typically live longer than everyone else on Earth? There are currently five blue zones that exist, and in each of these places people living to 90 or even 100 years is common. And they aren’t only living longer either, they are also living […]

The Value of a “Mini Retirement”

For some people, early retirement just isn’t feasible. Whether it’s not having enough saved up or not being ready to end your career, some people prefer mini-retirements rather than retiring early. A mini retirement is  a series of meaningful respites throughout your life in which you take a break from your career, rather than taking one final […]

Fighting Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease of the central nervous system, and it is caused by a decrease of cells in the area of the brain that produces dopamine. People are usually diagnosed with Parkinson’s in their early 60s, but if you are diagnosed before reaching 50, you are said to have early onset Parkinson’s. Researchers […]

Best States to Retire in the U.S.

When you’re deciding where you want to retire, you should focus on locations depending on what you value. It’s important to consider three main aspects: affordability, quality of life, and health care. On a global scale, the United States is 24th on the list of the best countries for retirement. However, the U.S. is very large […]

Winging Retirement Won’t Work

Winging Retirement Won’t Work

  Planning for retirement is not easy and because of its complexity, you may be putting it off for the future. It’s a mistake many people make which can often lead to an unpleasant retirement. Of course, it’s best to plan early, but no matter your age, it’s best to plan now than to hold […]

401K Series: Best Ways to Maximize Your 401(k)

One of the most valuable employee benefits available is having access to a retirement plan that is linked with your company. The 54 percent of employees in the United States that have these plans are able to save for retirement in an account that grows tax-deferred until retirement. This alone is a huge advantage along […]

Robo Advisors Aren’t for Everyone

As modern technology grows, more and more people are being forced to become tech-savvy. Now more than ever we are browsing the web, making online purchases, and using social media platforms on a daily basis. But what about retirement planning? Is there a way for you to invest your savings “safely” without seeking the usual, […]

Study Abroad: Never Stop Learning

Study Abroad: Never Stop Learning

Thomas Park was a world traveler. He’d been to many countries on his own, through work and with groups. In 2016, he decided to travel to Paris for a month to submerge himself in French language, culture and life. “In order to improve my French, I knew I needed to immerse myself,” says Tom. “It’s […]

You Saved for Retirement. Now, Enjoy it!

You Saved for Retirement. Now, Enjoy it!

There is a century-old proverb that goes something like this: old habits die hard. Once we develop a habit and perform it consistently, it becomes second nature to us. What if you reached a point in your life where that habit was starting to impact you negatively? Do you think you could give it up […]

Medications That Puts You At Risk For Dementia

Medications That Puts You At Risk For Dementia

If you take medication to treat conditions such as urinary incontinence, insomnia, asthma, allergies or depression, you might be at risk for dementia. Anticholinergic (AC) medication is not limited to over the counter drugs but also in popular prescription medicine such as tricyclic antidepressants like doxepin (Sinequan), anti histamines like chlorpheniramine (Chlor-trimeton) & diphenhydramine (Benadryl) […]

Volunteer Vacations: Travel with Purpose

Volunteer Vacations: Travel with Purpose

As we age, we are told that we should make use of these “golden years” as best we can, and spend as much time as possible traveling and experiencing new parts of the world. However, data shows that more than two thirds of Americans are out of the full-time workforce by age 66 so traveling just to […]

Being Lonely in a Connected World

Being Lonely in a Connected World

As we get older, they say those are our “golden years.” It’s is the time to travel and explore the world; to take up a new hobby. But for some, the golden years don’t seem so golden when they have to face it alone. However, a new startup is looking to tackle social isolation while […]

Top 5 European travel destinations

Top 5 European travel destinations

Europe is a trove of luscious landscapes just waiting to be explored. Despite being the world’s second smallest continent, it packs in more than its fair share of stunning scenery. Here are five must-visit destinations… 1. Hill Walking in Slovenia Slovenia’s verdant hills provide the perfect backdrop to an active holiday in Europe. Grab your […]

Should You Delay Retirement?

Should You Delay Retirement?

Delayed retirement is increasingly becoming popular among baby boomers, and it is primarily because of two reasons: Longevity and the lack of retirement savings. As many of you are aware of by now, turning 65 years old opens us to a great deal of uncertainty. Many are living longer lives than they initially anticipated and […]

You Don’t Have To Be Lonely

You Don’t Have To Be Lonely

As we age, the changing physical and mental health and challenging life events like the loss of loved ones and retirement increase the risk for isolation. Research shows that prolonged isolation can have a negative effect on older adults and is a risk with significant consequences. According to the new AARP Foundation website Connect2AffectOpens a New […]

Why You Need to Have a Will

Why You Need to Have a Will

Why do I need a will?  In fact, more than 50% of Americans do not have a will, according to a 2012 Rocket Law survey, putting their families, assets, and legacies at risk. Here are 3 reasons to be prepared: 1. Protect your assets.  When someone dies without a will, they die intestate.  If you die intestate, […]

Worried About Identity Loss When Retiring?

Worried About Identity Loss When Retiring?

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 […]

5 Key Things for Financial Stability

5 Key Things for Financial Stability

Happy New Year!  New Year = New Resolutions = New Opportunities.  So let’s kickoff the new year on the right foot and focus on getting our financial lives in order. Here are 5 key things to put your financial house in order: 1. Take stock of what you have.   Organize your financial life.  Most people, and […]

Building Relationships with Adult Children

Building Relationships with Adult Children

This article was written by Andrea Brandt It’s a universal truth that we take things for granted, especially when we’re young. Even though we know that it’s not logical, a part of us believes our parents or mentors will always be there when we need them. And we can’t wrap our mind around the idea […]

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Financial Advisor

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Financial Advisor

Choosing an advisor – or a team of advisors – is an important first step on your way to financial health.  Just as with choosing any long-term partner, communication is key.  Here are 5 questions to ask when meeting with potential financial advisors to get a better understanding of whether s/he is the right fit. […]

Best Travel Destinations for Singles Over 50

Best Travel Destinations for Singles Over 50

Are you single, over 50, and not sure where to travel this year? Don’t worry. We’re here to help! Summer is in the air, and there is no better time to travel than right now! However, if you’re single and over 50, traveling by yourself may seem daunting. If Cancun was the go-to destination when […]

Protect Your Brain From Cognitive Decline

Protect Your Brain From Cognitive Decline

Now, we know you’ve probably heard plenty of times how important it is to keep a healthy brain as you age. There’s always the typical solutions – drink coffee, exercise, meditate, eat more Omega-3s, take the right medications. While those are all important to bear in mind, what you may not know is there are plenty […]

Finding the Right Travel Companion

Finding the Right Travel Companion

The Galapagos, Paris, Hong Kong, Alaska – there are so many places around the globe just calling our names. Nothing beats the sense of freedom and adventure you get from arriving in a new state or country and exploring all it has to offer. Traveling expands our knowledge and understanding of all the cultures that […]

The Basics of Long Term Care: Part I

The Basics of Long Term Care: Part I

Long-term care 101: What is it? Why plan for it? Who pays for it? Important recent changes. What is Long-Term Care? Long-term care is a form of healthcare that assists patients in carrying out necessary activities of daily living; among other activities, this includes bathing, dressing, transferring to a toilet, and eating. Additionally, long-term care assists […]

5 Travel Apps That Helps You Save Money

5 Travel Apps That Helps You Save Money

Looking to travel this year, but do not want to break the bank? Do you like endless deals and savings? Is the word ‘FREE’ one of your favorite words of all time? If you found yourself saying, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” you have come to the right place! I believe it was John Steinbeck that once […]

5 Ways To Avoid Loneliness During The Holidays

5 Ways To Avoid Loneliness During The Holidays

Loneliness comes in all forms at all ages. You can be healthy and independent but still feel lonely because of things you can’t control – especially during the hectic holiday season. Maybe your family is visiting the in-laws for the holidays, your spouse is away for work unexpectedly, your grandchildren are too far away, or your partner passed […]

Prepare Your Transition to Retirement

Prepare Your Transition to Retirement

Retirement planning is a topic that is often addressed in a strictly numerical context. A certain amount of assets must be accumulated and these assets are then turned into income that, hopefully, will last through the remainder of your lifetime. Sound familiar? While this can be a useful framework for conceptual purposes, it fails to […]

Avoid These 3 Mistakes in Long Term Care Planning

Avoid These 3 Mistakes in Long Term Care Planning

An unfortunate reality is that many people still have no retirement savings today. With 10,000 people supposedly retiring form work each day, the country is headed for a crisis if we do not try to fix this now. However, proactive planning is the way to go. Let’s take active measures in securing our future by identifying the […]

Should I Self Insure Or Buy Long Term Care

Should I Self Insure Or Buy Long Term Care

Self Insure vs. Long Term Care: What Is Best for You? Long term care insurance vs self-insuring is one of the issues that you may consider before retiring from work. While some individuals choose to buy a traditional long term care insurance policy, some might get more advantages out of self-insurance. Traditional Long Term Care Insurance vs Self-insuring Self-insurance refers […]

Aging in Place With Style

Aging in Place With Style

Betty was adamant about her son not installing grab bars in her home or bathroom. “I’m not going to a nursing home and I don’t want my home to look like one,” she told her son. “You’re not putting those ugly railings in my house. No!” Her son Rob was pretty upset. His mother had […]

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 […]

Why Estate Planning Matters

Why Estate Planning Matters

When someone close to you passes away it can be the beginning of a long and arduous road to the settling of their estate.  An estate is everything a decedent owned during their lifetime. A settling of an estate through a Court is done either by Probate (decedent with a properly executed Last Will and […]

Reinvent Your Identity, Start Your Next Chapter Part II

Reinvent Your Identity, Start Your Next Chapter Part II

Transitioning or pivoting into a new career and lifestyle is intimidating. We are leaving the comfortable surroundings and routines we have had for many years and heading into uncharted territory. We all go through it, but we all have a unique way to approach or to avoid it as we make the move.  If we do not plan […]

Reinvent Your Identity and Start Your Next Chapter, Part I

Reinvent Your Identity and Start Your Next Chapter, Part I

As many of us consider retiring from our current job, we often dream of life beyond the walls of our office or work environment. We think about the endless games of golf or sitting on the beach sipping a drink and letting life pass us by as there are no demands or daily schedule to live […]

Elder Abuse: Be A Part of the Solution

Elder Abuse: Be A Part of the Solution

This article  was originally published by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation on their public education website HealthinAging.org.  Please visit HealthinAging.org for more information on health for older adults. The mistreatment of older adults is called elder abuse. It is more widespread than many of us realize. Although statistics suggest that one in […]

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