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Quote Of The Week: More Seniors Fall Victim To Financial Abuse

“A new survey of caregivers by Allianz Life finds that 37% of seniors have suffered financial abuse. Such abuse can take the form of telemarketing scams, pressure to sign a will, or an empty promise to provide care in exchange for property. Victims of elder financial abuse lose an average of about $36,000, often to […]

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How Rich People Avoid Burn-Out

If work, family or just everyday-life stress has got you headed for a melt-down, take a tip from the rich. They’ve mastered one of the best ways to de-stress: taking time off and getting away. Wealthy Americans go on six vacations a year on average, says Neil Wertheimer, writing for AARP Magazine. That time off can […]

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Finding The Happy Medium Between Today And Tomorrow

Sad news today as former Fort Lauderdale resident and Partridge Family 1970s teen heart throb David Cassidy revealed he has dementia and has stopped performing. Many of our clients and their families have suffered profoundly from this disease. Dementia devastates those who suffer from the illness and also those who care for them. This is undoubtedly one of […]

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Here’s A Shocker: Why Americans Aren’t Living As Long As Other People

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) just dropped a bombshell at its recent Living to 100 Symposium. Its research shows that Americans are now expected to have shorter lives than citizens of other developed countries. And as if that isn’t bad enough, here’s the clincher. American women are in last place of all 14 countries measured (men are second […]

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Work It Like A Marine: Secrets To Keeping Your Brain Forever Young

There’s some intriguing new research directed at answering why some people remain mentally sharp and nimble well into old age (earning them the title of ‘superagers’) while others become feeble and fuzzy-minded far too early. Is it genetics, diet and exercise, or some other mysterious factor at work? Lisa Feldman Barrett, professor of psychology at Northeastern University, studied […]

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How On Earth Did Things Go So Wrong With Long-Term Care?

Are you confused about how to solve your long-term care needs? Most people are. By long-term care, we are referring to the personal care that Americans may need as they age. Many people buy long-term care insurance policies, writes Leslie Scism in the Wall Street Journal, which “pay for personal aides and extended nursing-home stays that Medicare, the […]

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How To Make Decisions On Your Health Care Plan For 2017

If you’re reading the paper or following the news on your favorite website, you know that health care coverage is totally up in the year next year, as incoming President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress have repeatedly vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often known as Obamacare. So what should you be doing right […]

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Go Ahead. Have That Pumpkin Spiced Latte. It’s Good For You.

Enjoy that morning latte? I definitely do. Here’s a good reason to drink up and enjoy. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee found that women age 65 and up can reduce the likelihood of cognitive impairment and dementia by drinking coffee. The study found that women consuming above average levels of caffeine were found to have a […]

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5 Ways Money Can Help Buy Happiness

Maybe money can’t guarantee happiness, but academic research does seem to show that having “enough” of the green stuff can give people a feeling of well-being. And more importantly, knowing how to spend money the right way can boost your happiness quotient. Here’s 5 tried-and-true ways to spread more happiness around: Do unto others. Giving away money […]

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Hey, Girlfriends … Time To Celebrate!

Forget the staycation. If you’re female and over 40, you know the best thing around is the girlfriend getaway. It’s all about celebrating – often far, far away – with those near and dear to you. Sometimes it’s as simple as meeting up for dinner in your hometown or spending the weekend at a beach hotel to celebrate a […]

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