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Posts by Joseph Lucey

Shopping Trends

At this time of year, many of us are shopping the post-holiday sales. But no matter what time of year it is, the way we buy things has changed dramatically over the last decade. Sure, there are those who still enjoy the rush of finding a great in-store deal, joining the throngs of shoppers during…

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Investors in an Aging Bull Market

Many investors who have participated in the eight-year bull market have done well. But those approaching retirement may wonder if it’s time to transition assets to more conservative holdings. Here are factors to consider before making a decision about changing your portfolio: The U.S. economy and markets are still in good shape. U.S. stock valuations…

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Improving Chronic Health of the Elderly

According to one researcher, people age 60 years and older tend to have a lower quality of life — which is ironic, considering we work hard so we can achieve financial independence by that time in our lives. Recent developments in regenerative medicine are designed to help older people live a higher quality of life with less…

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The Untapped Potential of Senior Innovations

Aging can be big business for companies that find ways to tap into it. People in the U.S. age 50 and up collectively spend as much as $7.1 trillion a year, and that amount is expected to double by 2020 as more people age. However, there’s still a need for innovations that would help millions…

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Challenges and Perks of an Aging Population

The nice thing about growing older with such a large generation is there’s plenty of company. Whether in supermarkets, restaurants, fitness centers or recreation venues, it usually isn’t hard to find others nearby in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. In fact, there are now more people over age 60 than under age 15. So, you…

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New Year’s Resolutions

This is the time we start thinking about setting New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. However, consider for a moment that this tradition may be a bit shortsighted. Did you know that J.K. Rowling created a detailed outline of all seven Harry Potter books before she began writing? And George Lucas envisioned at least…

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Investing for the Long Term

What does the phrase “long term” mean to you? For children, long term can mean waiting for Christmas or summer vacation that feels like a million years away. For young adults, long term may reference how long it takes to pay off student loans. As we get older, we begin to understand that long term…

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Don’t Forget to Leave Time for Leisure

Sometimes it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. We make lists and check off the activities we manage to complete — because that makes us feel productive. We might even put fun things on that list — like yoga class, reading for an hour or calling a friend — in case we…

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Thanksgiving!

This time of year sees turkeys land in the freezer and age old family recipes come out to see the light of day again. While a delicious feast and time spent with loved ones are certainly the highlight of November, I like to pause and reflect on gratitude – the backbone of Thanksgiving. Did you…

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