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Help Stay on Course with a Life Plan

Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, “How on earth did I end up here?” It’s probably happened to us all at some point. Author Michael Hyatt refers to it as drift: wandering so far off our original course that we don’t recognize where we are anymore. How do you help avoid drift and live…

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Innovations in the Baby Boomer Tech Market

Today, technology companies boast a rapid-fire pipeline of new innovations designed to help consumers in the home environment. While many are designed to help elderly people around the house, in some cases, it’s boomers who buy, install and help monitor those devices for their retired parents. The baby boomer generation is the fastest-growing segment of…

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What Is Evidence-Based Investing?

The evidence-based approach originated in the medical field to promote the use of clinical experience and the best available research to make decisions about individual patient care. In the investing world, this translates to a goal of using current evidence to help maximize an individual’s investment returns while minimizing risk from market downturns. In more simplistic…

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Keeping Connected With the Ever-Changing Internet

If you’ve watched national news in the past year or two, you’ve likely heard debates about net neutrality, which is the principle that internet providers should allow access to content regardless of the source and without blocking certain sites. In the waning days of the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission passed a rule preventing…

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Selling Your Home? Do These Things Before You List.

Ahhh, summer. The time of year when our thoughts turn to swimming, frozen treats, and … moving? Reports indicate that summer is the most popular time to relocate, with 48 percent of moves happening between May and August. In May, the National Association of Realtors announced existing-home sales are forecasted to jump 3.5 percent in…

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Dressing After Age 60

You may not have thought of this until day three of your retirement, but a change in lifestyle usually means a change in wardrobe. Even if you didn’t wear a suit to work, whatever you did wear may not be the most comfortable option for reading, fitness, yard work and romping around with the grandchildren.…

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Strategies For Adjusting To Retirement

One way to deal with the issues some men face in retirement is to keep working. A recent study from Oregon State University found that people who retired at age 66 were 11 percent less likely to die from any cause than those who retired just one year earlier. It turns out that the daily…

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How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

How much money do you need to retire? That’s about as personal a question as, “What do you look for in a spouse?” or “What is your dream job?” The answer is different for everyone. So are questions about when you want to retire, how you want to retire (suddenly or gradually) and where you…

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Can Longevity Truly be Predicted

Every morning, Emma Morano ate a raw egg and biscuits. When she died at age 117 in April of this year, she was the oldest person in the world. She lived in Verbania, a picturesque town situated on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. Violet Brown, who was born in 1900 and lives in Jamaica, now…

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Insights From Buffett’s Annual Shareholder Letter

In February, Berkshire Hathaway CEO and 86-year-old billionaire investor Warren Buffett, known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” published his annual shareholder letter. This yearly narrative is widely recognized not just for its predictive precision, but for his ability to share investment insights in terms the average person can understand. This year’s letter offers the following…

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