Time to stop procrastinating on long-term care

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Mike Padawer writes in his new book, “What’s the Deal with Long-Term Care“, the following: “ The reality is that the longer you live, the greater the likelihood is that you will require long-term care services. The costs associated with needing long-term care are significant, and while it can take decades to accumulate the assets you’ll [Read More...]

Visit your parents or risk being sued


It couldn’t happen here! That’s the comment we often hear when a new edict gets handed down from a country such as China. We often scoff at China and similar countries whose government control and draconian measures often reveal their inability to allow freedom and justice to prevail in creating a better society for its [Read More...]

How to choose a retirement community

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Planning ahead for the later stages of retirement can help retirees and their loved ones avoid difficult, and often costly, situations in the future. The process for researching retirement living and care alternatives is not a simple one and often creates more questions than answers. The decision of where to live in retirement can often [Read More...]

Prepare your home for retirement

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Retiring requires much preparation. You need to ensure that you have your finances in order. You should have a plan to maintain your health and nurture your social networks. But have you ever thought that preparing for retirement also requires that you “ready your home” for your golden years? Well that was the great advice [Read More...]

Locating near family not always the best move

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The value of having and maintaining a strong social structure is critical to the happiness and longevity of those in retirement. A strong social structure is built upon the foundation of friends and family members who help to support, nurture, entertain and bring joy into the lives of those enjoying their “golden years.” Many of [Read More...]

The Joys of an “Empty Nest”

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A recent study revealed that the “big happiness boost” for newlyweds lasts only about two years. Those brave souls who last with their partner over two decades can be rewarded with the ability to rediscover their earlier bliss when they reach the freedom of having an empty nest. The transition from passionate love into something [Read More...]

The Importance of Mental Attitude in Retirement

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One thing I’ve learned in my work with retirement and seeing people live longer and safer in retirement is that attitude is a key driver for success. A positive attitude and having purpose in retirement are “details” that can create a safe retirement and they need to be including as part of “the talk” between [Read More...]

Working With Your Parents to Create A Legacy

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In the process of writing my book, ‘Having “The Talk” With Your Parents About Retirement’, I’ve found that one of the ways that adult children can connect with their retiring or retired parents is to view the process of creating a legacy for them as a project that can be jointly undertaken. The reality is [Read More...]

The Language of Golf

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I have been hacking, cursing, and trudging my way around golf courses since my teens.  I have lost balls, lost clubs and lost friends playing this game.   I have relocated sand from its original home, obliterated thousands of wooden golf tees, and aided the aeration process on courses through my own method of creating new [Read More...]

Is There Another Option to Obama vs. Romney?

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For nearly six months I’ve been running a poll on this site asking my readers which presidential candidate they would vote for.  It’s provided an interesting trend that is similar to what we’ve seen in the general opinion polls.  Although my readers tend to be retirees or pre-retirees, the results mirror the near 50/50 split [Read More...]