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5 Ways Your Family Can Create and Build Wealth
By Linda Davis Taylor
5 Ways Your Family Can Create and Build Wealth
When you think of your family, mission statement and strategy are probably not the first terms that come to mind. But, as I explain in my new book, The Business of Family: How to Stay Rich for Generations, when families are organized with a business mindset, parents set up their kids for future success. I’ve …
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What You Need to Know About COPD
By Emily Gurnon
What You Need to Know About COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive condition that makes it difficult for millions of Americans to breathe. It is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., but it is usually preventable and there are treatments available. The best prevention: don’t smoke, or quit smoking. Five out of six people with COPD…
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When Should You Hire Home Care for Your Parent?
By Eileen Beal
When Should You Hire Home Care for Your Parent?
No matter where loved ones calls “home” – the house they’ve lived in for 40 years, the seniors-only apartment building they moved into last year, the mother-in-law suite you added to your house a couple of years ago – there’s probably going to come a time...
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Do You Have a Transportation Plan for Retirement?
By Liza Kaufman Hogan
Do You Have a Transportation Plan for Retirement?
Most of us know that we need to have a financial plan as we age, but how many of us are putting together a transportation plan? What happens when our parents can no longer drive a car or when we, ourselves, acquire a visual or physical disability that limits our mobility? What if we still can …
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How to Help Your Aging Parents Stay Mobile
By Heidi Raschke
How to Help Your Aging Parents Stay Mobile
For most of us, walking a quarter-mile is no big deal. We do it all the time. But for a lot of older adults, that’s simply not the case. For them, a trip to the corner store, traipsing from one end of the mall to the other or even just going down the block to …
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Our Encore Careers: Finding Purpose and Adventure in Africa
By Wendy Walleigh
Our Encore Careers: Finding Purpose and Adventure in Africa
Former Silicon Valley high tech executives, my husband Rick and I took a 90-degree turn in our 50s to start encore careers that landed us first in Mbabane, Swaziland and then Nairobi, Kenya. We’re now back living in Los Altos, Calif. and wrote about our experience in our new book, From Silicon Valley to Swaziland. …
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The Financial Pitfalls of Domestic Partnerships
By Michele Wojciechowski
The Financial Pitfalls of Domestic Partnerships
When Kate Walter’s partner “Slim” broke up with her after 26 years, she was devastated — not only emotionally, but also financially. The gay couple had filed as domestic partners in New York City. And even though Walter was listed as a beneficiary on all of her partner’s accounts, she didn’t have any financial recourse…
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Exit Interview Do’s and Don’ts
By Kerry Hannon
Exit Interview Do’s and Don’ts
With a robust job market percolating along, you may be thinking about changing jobs. (In March 2015, 2.8 million people voluntarily quit, up from 2.4 million in March 2014 when the job market was dicier.) If you’ll be quitting, you’ll likely be told to go to an exit interview before hightailing it out. I can’t …
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How To Work Out When You’re Injured
By Linda Melone, CSCS
How To Work Out When You’re Injured
Starting a new exercise program too aggressively, doing the same routine over and over or simply stepping the wrong way can all lead to injuries. While surgery and major injuries usually require a period of complete rest, you can often continue to exercise with a minor injury. “After a surgery, follow your health care professional’s …
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Changing Aging: Why Colleges Need to Serve People 50+
By Barbara Vacarr
Changing Aging: Why Colleges Need to Serve People 50+
If I could change one thing about aging in America, I’d expand higher education to include accessible and relevant pathways for experienced adults to continue to work, learn and develop. Life experience should…
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