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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

It’s not easy to maintain your health during the topsy-turvy holiday season, but it’s just as important to make the effort then as it is any other time of the year. Here are a few steps you can take to keep your health in the forefront.   Stock up on …

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Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums

Long-term care insurance is nothing short of valuable—but it can also be a hefty expense for retirees with no income. There are ways to design your policy so that you can save some money on the premium costs; however, you must be careful not to cut your benefits so much …

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Long-Term Care Awareness Month

It’s not fun to think about, but there could come a time in your life when you need help with some of the regular activities of daily living. This includes actions such as eating, dressing, bathing and using the bathroom. Your need could be caused by any number of conditions, …

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Gifts for Senior Milestone Birthdays

There are quite a few milestone birthdays we encounter during our lives. Some, like 18 and 21, have legal implications that make them worth noting. Others, such as 40 and 50, usher us into a new stage in life that matters to us on a social level. Still others, like …

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Estate Planning Updates

This week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week, which makes it a great time to reassess your estate plan and determine whether there are any changes to be made.   Verify asset value: If you’re leaving assets such as real estate or antiques behind, their value will fluctuate over the …

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Five Things to Learn About Retirement Savings

As a preretiree, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about retirement savings. Since this week is National Save for Retirement Week, I want to take a look at five things you may not know about retirement income and savings.   It’s never too late to start saving. Even …

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Increasing Your Happiness Before Retirement

Increasing Your Happiness Before Retirement   This year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch released a study showing the various levels of well-being people reported feeling during their lifetime. While people in their late 50s and older reported having increasing levels of happiness and well-being, preretirees in their early 50s reported …

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