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Why a Longer Happy Hour in Retirement is Not A Good Thing - Alcohol. When something good happens we may drink to celebrate. When something bad happens we may drink to drown our sorrows. But it seems that baby boomers are hitting the bottle much harder than ever before and this is creating some significant risks.
Why Do Our Elders Hold Onto Paper? - By Kristen Reed Edens Last month, I spent a busy weekend helping my mother clean out her garage. Of the ‘treasures’ we sorted through, there were several boxes labeled ‘important papers’. Dipping into these boxes revealed something amazing: nearly 6 decades of bank statements, check registers, cancelled checks, and receipts.
Fearing The “L’s” of Aging - By Susan Williams I was recently approached to share my thoughts on the fears that some baby boomers may have about aging and retirement. Personally, I prefer to look at the positive side of aging and view the gray hair and wrinkles simply as a by-product of a life well lived. As the years begin to […]
Want to Discover a New Purpose in Retirement? - By Joe Casey On my mini-vacation, I read two books – one fiction and one non-fiction. To my surprise, I encountered the same quotation in both books: “The three components of happiness are something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to.” The universe was trying to tell me something. (It gets […]
Selling Your Home in Retirement? 5 Tips To Boost It’s Value - If you're planning on selling your home in retirement - or even just wanting to increase your home's value - here are five tips from to help you decide what areas to invest in to get the maximum return on your time and financial investment.
Men’s Shed Movement – Building Support for Aging - As the 21st Century dawned, medical experts in Australia noticed an alarming trend – a disturbing increase in chronic health problems, alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and even suicide among the country’s aging men. A novel solution was proposed and the "men's sheds" movement began.