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How to Budget for Retirement
By Harriet Edleson
How to Budget for Retirement
If you’re within five years of your target date for leaving your full-time job for good, this is the time to develop a budget for retirement. That way, you won’t be blindsided when you stop bringing home that paycheck. There are two ways to calculate how much you’ll need during your retirement years...
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How to Figure Out ‘What Should I Do Next?’
By Nancy Collamer
How to Figure Out ‘What Should I Do Next?’
Struggling to figure out “What should I do next?” in midlife or in retirement? You’re in great company. The good news: It’s never too late to come up with an answer. You might be thinking about hiring a coach, taking an assessment or asking a mentor for advice to navigate this transition. But as a…
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What to Do When Your Grown Kid Won’t Talk to You
By Jill Smolowe
What to Do When Your Grown Kid Won’t Talk to You
In the painful days after my husband’s death in 2009, I crafted a eulogy that concluded with a thought from The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera. It went like this: “Milan Kundera once wrote, ‘Love is a constant interrogation.’ That was the marriage I shared with Joe: a constant interrogation that to…
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The Frightening Truth About Canadian Pharmacies
By Emily Gurnon
The Frightening Truth About Canadian Pharmacies
It may seem harmless, smart even: order prescription medications through an online pharmacy based in Canada. Get the same drug you would get down the street at Walgreens — for a lot less money. But doing so could kill you, says Jim Dahl, former assistant director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of…
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How Boomers Can Best Network With Millennials and Gen X’ers
By Phyllis Weiss Haserot
How Boomers Can Best Network With Millennials and Gen X’ers
Some boomers find it a challenge to network with Millennials and Gen X’ers at networking events or within their own organization. Even boomers who appreciate the value of networking and enjoy it may feel they have little in common to talk about, stymied by the lingo of younger people who they believe aren’t interested in…
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How to Be Present With Someone Who Is Sick or Dying
By Phil Rice
How to Be Present With Someone Who Is Sick or Dying
A few months ago, a friend of mine had arranged for his mother to be moved into a memory unit of an assisted living facility. Having been through a similar experience with my mother, I offered words of encouragement and asked for the address of the facility so I could stop by for a visit.…
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Do Your Expectations About Long-Term Care Match Reality?
By Denise Logeland
Do Your Expectations About Long-Term Care Match Reality?
Myths persist about how people will get long-term care and pay for it as they get older, according to a new poll. Specifically, an annual poll completed this spring by the Associated Press (AP) and the independent NORC research center shows that many of us need help connecting the dots when it comes to long-term…
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The Big Problem New Retirees Run Into
By Larry Jacobson
The Big Problem New Retirees Run Into
As a retirement planning coach, I often find new retirees making a common error: they mistake the joy of being retired with being fulfilled in retirement. After the euphoria of, “Yay! I don’t have to go to work today!” wears off, recent retirees often feel an overall sense of loss. Specifically, common feelings are: A…
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Turning Memories Into Poetry in Dementia Care
By Molly Middleton Meyer
Turning Memories Into Poetry in Dementia Care
When I’m asked the proverbial question, “What do you do for a living?” my response is always met with an awkward silence and then the inevitable, “Oh.” Writing poetry with people who are living with dementia is an unusual occupation. I understand the confusion. To suggest I make…
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Fix Bad Workout Habits to Lessen Chronic Pain
By Rashelle Brown
Fix Bad Workout Habits to Lessen Chronic Pain
Do you take care of your body by eating right, getting enough rest and exercising regularly, yet still wake up day after day with nagging aches and pains and find you just can’t move as well as you’d like? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. According to the Institute of Medicine of the National…
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