Aging Well

Find tips for staying mentally, physically and emotionally healthy and happy as you age.

Life and life after retirement is better when you feel great. And while aging isn’t anyone’s favorite thing in the world, it is getting better all the time. Many are living younger, longer, and better lives than ever before.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Places to Retire: 26 Lists, Quizzes, and Tips for Making the Best Relocation Decision for You

The ultimate guide to retirement relocation: 20 best places to retire lists, 6 calculators, and tips to help you find your ideal locale.

September 29, 2022

Cross Class Friendships: Why Having Friends with Money is a Good Thing for Long Term Wealth and Security

New research on cross class friendships is another data point on why we are better off when we mix across wealth, health, and age.

August 4, 2022

For Real Retirement Security, Make a Plan for Everything that Could Possibly Go Wrong

Want retirement security? You need a retirement plan that will protect you from anything and everything that could go wrong. Read more…

July 28, 2022
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15 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Don’t throw money out the window. Explore these 15 east ways to save money on prescription drugs, especially if you are older. Read now!

July 14, 2022
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Heart Health and Your Retirement Well Being

Did you know that the risk of heart disease is especially high right after retirement? Discover why and how to protect your health.

June 22, 2022
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How to Live Your Best Life: The Overlooked Habits of Happy Aging 

You know diet and exercise can help you live your best life. Have you also developed the social, emotional and financial habits you need to thrive?

March 31, 2022

Advice from Betty White on Not Retiring, Aging Well, and Living a Happy Life

Betty White, the Golden Girl, lived well and vibrantly and offered fans lots of insight into making the most of life at every age.

January 13, 2022
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The 10 Best Life Expectancy Calculators and Why You Should Use One When Planning Your Retirement

Estimating your longevity with a best life expectancy calculator is a great way to improve your retirement financial and lifestyle projections. Start now!

December 1, 2021

How Much Do You Need for Retirement if You Will Live to Be 100?

What chance do you have of living to 100? And, can you afford to do so? Explore life expectancy trends and what it takes to fund a long life.

December 1, 2021

12 Surprising Ways to Save on Retirement Health Care Costs

Out of pocket retirement health care costs can be outrageous. Use these 12 surprising tips for a healthier and wealthier retirement.

November 24, 2021

What Advice Would Your 80-Year-Old Self Offer to You Today?

The advice might be inspiring. But, putting yourself in the mindset of your 80-year-old self might be really important. Find out why…

November 4, 2021

Pursue Dental Care Before You Retire

There’s one important task that you may be forgetting before you retire: pursuing dental care. Learn why and access a full retirement checklist.

November 3, 2021

Retirement Boredom and Other Hardships: 14 Ways to Eliminate the Ennui

Boredom ranks as the biggest retirement problem. Explore this and other common post work issues. Plus, discover 14 creative ways to overcome the ennui.

September 2, 2021
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Oldest Olympians at the 2021 Tokyo Games

Think Olympic glory is behind you?  You might be surprised by the ages of the oldest Olympians. There are at least a handful of Olympians in their 50s and 60s competing in Tokyo this year. While historically the oldest Olympic athletes have competed in equestrian, sailing and shooting  competitions, the average ages are younger this…

July 28, 2021
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8 Fantastic Reasons to Work in Retirement (4 Have Absolutely Nothing to Do with Money)

Planning retirement? This list might inspire you to include post retirement work. Already retired? You might be choose to return to work.

July 15, 2021

The Surprising Age When Happiness Peaks (Hint: You Probably Aren’t Even There Yet)

One of the happiest ages in life occurs in what many would consider “old age.” Find out which two years will be (or were) your happiest ever.

June 24, 2021

8 Ideas for How to Thrive as You Navigate the Murky Transition to Retirement

Heading into retirement can be a difficult in-between-time. Here are 15 ideas for how to thrive as you navigate the transition.

May 6, 2021

Longevity Annuities: Are They the Answer for Your Worst Retirement Fears?

What is it that you fear most about retirement? Do you worry about running out of money? Are you concerned that you might need long term care and won’t be able to afford the costs and that you will become a burden on your family? If you answered yes to either or both of those…

April 5, 2021

How to Deal with Dementia or Alzheimer’s: 5 Retirement Financial Planning Steps

More than 5.5 million people have Alzheimer’s today, and as the baby boomers age, by 2050 that number is projected to triple. Additional research from the Alzheimer’s Association shows that last year millions of family and friends provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care — care valued at $220.2 billion — to loved ones with…

March 31, 2021

Retired Athletes: 20 Valuable Lessons from their Financial Victories and Agonizing Defeats

Retired athletes too often face financial ruin. According to authoritative reporting by Sports Illustrated, approximately 78 percent of NFL players either go bankrupt or face some serious financial stress within two years of ending their playing careers, while 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retiring from the game. More recent…

March 25, 2021
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Hotels, Cruises and Communes! Unexpected Ways to Afford a Little Help as You Age

Most of us are going to need some extra support as we age. Cooking, cleaning, running errands and more are called “activities of daily living” and it can be nice to get help with these tasks as you age. Is retiring to a Holiday Inn the answer? Living independently can be extremely difficult as we…

March 22, 2021

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…

February 25, 2021

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…

February 1, 2021

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…

January 28, 2021

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