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The Risks of Taking Statins
By Suzanne Robotti
The Risks of Taking Statins
Is your cholesterol high? Has your doctor suggested you might be at risk for heart disease? If so, you have some decisions to make. You need to know that you can likely improve your health and lower your cholesterol by simple lifestyle changes like exercise and changing your diet. You also will likely have the…
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Economy’s Up, But Progress on Savings Is Down
By Richard Eisenberg
Economy’s Up, But Progress on Savings Is Down
You might think that the improving economy would make Americans feel more flush and lead them to save more than in recent years. You’d be wrong. A survey released today for the 10th annual America Saves Week found a sizable drop in the percentage of people saying they were “saving enough for a retirement in…
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Long-Term Disability Insurance Vs. Long-Term Care Insurance
By Robert DiGiacomo
Long-Term Disability Insurance Vs. Long-Term Care Insurance
Insurance is all about planning for the “what if’s,” by protecting yourself and your loved ones, against worst-case scenarios. As you age, these coverage decisions become more complex — and costly — in order to plan for the possibility that you’ll be unable to work or to take care of yourself (or both) for an extended …
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Defying Stereotypes: How He’s Living Well With Alzheimer’s
By Mike Good
Defying Stereotypes: How He’s Living Well With Alzheimer’s
There are many things in life that can punch us in the gut and take the wind out of our sails. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another dementia definitely falls into this category. But as my new friend, David Kramer would tell you, “Life does not end with a diagnosis, and one can continue to …
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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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