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The Downsides of an RV Trip

Many preretirees dream of a day when they can finally be free of work and travel the U.S. in a recreational vehicle (RV). And while there are thousands of seniors who make this dream a reality and love every minute of it, there are also many who spend a lot …

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Should You Lend Relatives Money?

Our retirement savings are exposed to many different hazards. Most of the time, we try to find ways to shield ourselves from dangers such as market risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk. But there’s one threat we may not even realize we’re vulnerable to: the family or friend loan. …

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Don’t Believe Every Meme You See

Every day we come across dozens, if not hundreds, of Facebook memes, ideas that are spread quickly on social media, such as those pictures with words on them. These memes are supposed to be sharing “useful” information—from toothpastes that can kill us to breakdowns of a candidate’s political history, to …

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Three Ideas for Senior-Safe Workouts

An aging body has different limitations than a young one. While you might have hit the gym hard at 35, working free weights and running on a treadmill, your body at 60 won’t have the same level of endurance. But don’t allow changes in your stamina to take exercise out …

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Preventive Care Steps

In our youth, many of us neglect preventive care, believing that we don’t really need to see a doctor until something feels wrong with our bodies. But as we age, it becomes increasingly important to get regular preventive care, including screenings for early detection of diseases such as cancer, diabetes …

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Must You Act Your Age?

“Act your age” is a reprimand many of us have heard since we were children. But how useful is it, really? And besides—what does it even mean? How exactly does a 50-year- old act? Or an 80-year- old? We all know that there is no one, single, right way for …

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Fighting Retirement Fears

Retirement isn’t always an easy phase to adjust to. Many seniors spend years just getting used to their changing bodies, lowered energy levels, waning savings balances and newfound freedom. After a lifetime of working, taking care of families, and physical independence, these are not easy adjustments to make. But no …

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Investing in Your Retirement Health

  Most people know they should be saving money for their retirement—but what many people don’t think about is the fact that they also need to be saving their health. It sounds odd, to consider saving your health for retirement but think about it this way: if you don’t take …

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Learning to Live with Others

If you’re used to living in a home of your own, then you might not be prepared for the difference when you move into a retirement community, condo or apartment. But because it’s easier to care for, and often more affordable, an apartment or condo could definitely be in your …

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Dealing with Hearing Loss

One of the senses we often lose gradually as we age is our hearing. Hearing loss can be an emotional and difficult change to adjust to—and for some it can result in bruised pride. But adjust you must if you want to live a full and happy retirement. Here are …

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