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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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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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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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Life Insurance Awareness Month

September is Life Insurance Awareness month and at The Retirement Institute, that means we spend a few weeks deeply focusing on life insurance and how it impacts both pre- and postretirement seniors.   Why Life Insurance Matters to Seniors   Many seniors are concerned about the legacy they’ll leave behind …

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Want to Get Healthier? Do Your Own Chores!

As we age and hit a certain point on the socioeconomic scale, it’s not unusual to begin hiring people to complete some of those boring daily chores that we no longer want to do. This can mean hiring people to do yard work, landscape maintenance, home cleaning and laundry. But …

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Streaming Media: Why You Should Get on Board

In the 1970s when cable television entered the scene, the entertainment landscape changed dramatically. Gradually, we were introduced to the 24-hour news cycle, the idea of hundreds of channels to surf through and the joy of having music, sports, TV shows and movies at out fingertips. Now, with the popularity …

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