Category: Aging Well

New Movie Highlights Scam: Explore 9 Tips to Protect Yourself from Predatory Guardianship

“I Care a Lot” is a new, well-rated movie on Netflix. It is creepy but entertaining, and it also highlights the need for seniors to be aware of potential financial scams — in this case, scams of abusive guardianship. The film, part comedy, part horrifying thriller, follows what happens when a long-term con artist targets…

Rethinking Where and What You Want to Call Home for Retirement

Authors Amanda Lambert, a geriatric care manager and consultant, and Leslie Eckford, a licensed clinical social worker and RN with a focus in mental and geriatric health, have published Choose Your Place, Rethinking Home as You Age. The book is great for anyone who is thinking about retirement and is willing to consider where they…

Age-Related Financial Vulnerability: Why Making Financial Decisions Might Be More Difficult as You Get Older

All kinds of things happen to our brains and bodies as part of the normal aging process. And while we might prefer to ignore getting old, sometimes it is useful to know what might happen in the future so we can make better plans now. Researchers have discovered that as we get older, core financial…

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3 Okinawan Secrets to a Long Life: 1) Ikigai 2) Moai 3) Hara Hachi Bu — Huh?

Some might believe that the hokey pokey really is what it is all about. Yoga and mindfulness mavens chant “om” as a long and happy life mantra. Others sing super cali fragilistic expealidocious and, “if said loud enough,” will at least sound precocious. However, the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa have other words…

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How to Retire Abroad: 12 Tips for Retirement Overseas

Are you wondering how to to retire overseas? If so, you’re in good company! Retiring Overseas Has Almost Doubled in Popularity Retiring abroad has become increasingly popular.  According to the Social Security Administration, the number of retirees who draw Social Security outside the U.S. jumped 40%, to more than 413,000 between 2007 to 2017. And,…

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What You Might Have in Common with Retiring Olympic Athletes

A new documentary, The Weight of Gold, explores the many mental health challenges that retired Olympic athletes face. You might be surprised to learn that those challenges are similar to what happens at retirement to many people in far more mundane jobs.  Retired Olympic athletes – and anyone who has retired from a job where…

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Life Expectancy by County: WHERE You Live May Suggest HOW LONG You Live

Life expectancy has mostly been rising in the United States — overall. However, recent research has found that there are significant differences in life expectancy by county. In fact, in many counties, the average life expectancy is 20 years — TWENTY years — shorter than in other areas.The good news is that some areas of…

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Keeping Up with Technology Can Keep the Mind Young: Amie Clark of TheSeniorList.com

The world of technology is constantly changing. Each year, phones, televisions, and computers grow smarter. Social media sites and web application developers give us something new to figure out. At a certain point, it can be easier to give up on new trends and resign yourself to what you already know. But could that actually…

Focus on Health Not Wealth for a Happy Retirement

For many of today’s retirees, health is the most important ingredient for a happy retirement. You might say that they value good health over financial security. This sentiment also rings true for baby boomers–Americans born between 1946 and 1964–who are either recently retired or are preparing for retirement. Baby boomers are taking charge of their…

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The American Heart Association Recommends 10,000 Steps a Day or About Five Miles of Walking

Walking is relatively easy and it is key to your good health.  The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps a day (about five miles of walking). Does that sound like a lot?  It might actually not be necessary to walk that far. The American Heart Association Recommendations Heart health is important. The American Heart Association…

Podcast: Doc G — Financial Independence’s Impact on Health

Episode 37 of the NewRetirement podcast is an interview with Doc G — a financially independent physician, podcaster and author — around the topics of financial independence, the transition to retirement, purpose and health. Listen Now: Don’t miss out on future episodes: subscribe on iTunes subscribe on Stitcher And, join our private Facebook Group to…

The 12 Best Life Expectancy Calculators and Why You Should Use One When Planning Your Retirement

Your longevity is one of the most significant unknowable factors that determine how much you need for retirement, how much you can spend, how much time you have to do the things you want to do and more. Estimating your longevity using one of the best life expectancy calculators can be a good way to improve…

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