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How much will the new tax bill put in your pocketbook?

Thursday, April 5th, 2018   1:40 pm |  Category:   Finance  |  Add Comment  
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When it was first announced that the new tax bill passed and taxes would be cut by about 25% for many, what first crossed your mind? Finally renovating your bathroom or kitchen? How about paying down debt that’s been dogging your financial picture for some time? Maybe increasing the amount you save for retirement so …more

5 Ways to Pay Your Long-Term Care Insurance Premium

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018   6:18 pm |  Category:   Finance, Health  |  Add Comment  
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It is important to account for your long-term care insurance when making your retirement plans to ensure you are financially well protected in case of an unexpected illness or disability. If you don’t account for your long-term care insurance when planning your retirement savings, you will inadvertently have to dip into your savings to fund …more

Retirement and the Single Baby

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018   11:43 am |  Category:   Humor, Life  |  2 Comments  
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I am now officially retired. Okay, I’m a writer and writers never really retire. I am now officially not getting paid regularly (which probably makes me ever more of a writer than I was.) Retirement, the few months of it that I have already experienced, appears to be like an infinite number of Saturdays strung together. …more

These 5 Challenges Can Doom Your Retirement

Saturday, February 24th, 2018   6:34 pm |  Category:   Finance  |  1 Comment  
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What if I told you had your eye on the wrong ball? That your ladder of success was leaning against the wrong building? Or that you are focused on the unimportant, while the important stuff stands neglected? You might be indignant or annoyed. But my hope is that you are perplexed and curious enough to …more

Making the Late-Life Living Decision

Sunday, February 18th, 2018   5:09 pm |  Category:   Life, Retirement locations  |  1 Comment  
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Moving to a senior community isn’t for everyone, yet it was right for us.   The move came only after we had followed a dream: that of retiring and building a log house in a rural area.   As the years passed our daughter, just 60 miles away, moved across the state on the other …more

Making the most of a trip to Italy

Monday, February 12th, 2018   4:34 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel  |  3 Comments  
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Since we bought our apartment in Bagni di Lucca in northern Tuscany almost 15 years ago I spend 6 months of every year in glorious Italy. I am often asked by first time visitors to Italy how to make the most of their trip. Time is precious and there is much to see.   If …more

How to eat well and exercise as we age

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018   9:13 pm |  Category:   Health  |  1 Comment  
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As an author of seven books and a therapist specializing in treating people with eating and weight concerns for over three decades, I’m often asked what to eat and what kind of exercise to do in order to lose weight. This is the moment when I explain that I’m neither a dietician nor a physical …more

Stop Horsing Around

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018   4:53 pm |  Category:   Humor, Life, Travel  |  Add Comment  
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No matter how much research and preparation you do before traveling, things aren’t going to go exactly as you planned them. Flexibility is the key. The sooner you learn to roll with the punches the more fun and less stress you’ll have on your vacation.   During a recent trip to Iceland, we woke up …more

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