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Shake It Off (retiree style)

50 residents from a New Zealand retirement village spent a week learning the words and moves to Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off. The retirees created their own take of the video, adding only the occasional local, and age-appropriate, touches

Tips for Online Safety

I attended an online security conference this week and there were several workshops that included information that I thought may be of interest. The Basics Routers – if use a router in your home to wirelessly connect one or more PCs, tablets, mobile devices, etc. make sure that it is secure. Every router has an …more

Retired or not, discounts for seniors

A relative forwarded an email she received listing discounts for seniors. I am sure there are many others out there but I thought I would pass these on. Make sure you confirm the discounts with the vendors before purchasing any product or service. Air, Rail and Bus: Airlines: Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+) American Airlines: …more

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Top reasons to retire, top reasons not to retire

I am fast approaching retirement and spent a great deal of time thinking about it over the last few years. Am I really ready for a complete change of life? Am I ready financially? To retire or not to retire that is the question. This week I jotted down a list of my top reasons …more

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Retirement, Taxes, Distributions and more

As I approach retirement I find myself spending more and more time reading articles about retirement income, taxes, distributions and other related things. I found the following items that may be of interest to others in the same boat: Tax breaks for seniors with dependents – seniors may be able to take a tax break …more

Health and anti-aging, 10 foods that can help

I took a look in the mirror the other day and said to myself “not too bad but definitely aging”. I exercise regularly and maintain a decent diet (most of the time). I decided to check which foods can improve health and may also help to slow the aging process and found the following: Berries …more

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Retirement: A new Pinup Calendar?

The Contilla Retirement Group in Essen, Germany decided on a novel idea for the new year that involved some of its residents. The residents staged famous scenes from classic movies and created a calendar for 2014. They used professional stylists, photographers and reproductions of wardrobes to recreate the scenes. The seniors, range in age from …more

Beware the Scam

There are several financial scams that are primarily targeted at seniors and older adults. The top scams appear to be the following: Fake Prescription Drugs The growth of eCommerce on the Internet provides an easy and convenient way to shop for almost anything that can be purchased in a store. This includes prescriptions. While there …more

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