Ways to Adjust to a New City

Are you starting over in a new city where you don't know anyone? Or thinking about making a move? Or maybe you've just moved to an independent living facility and know very few residents. I found an article on Livability and wanted to share a few great tips if you plan to make a move to a new city in the future. A few years back I made a move and glad for it. It was definitely life-changing and, rarely, disappointing - and it's something everyone should do at least once. After the move, it took a while to adjust

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Tips on Saving Money for Retirement

A great question to ask when buying something, especially big ticket items, "Is this the best you can do?" It doesn't hurt to ask. A recent article at Money features Sam Parr, founder of The Hustle, a media company that produces a popular business newsletter, has raised over $1.3 million in funding. Parr credits most of his success to the smart money habits. Save More If you're frugal and shop smart, you can put what you save into a retirement account, don't just leave that extra money sitting in the bank. Put it in a savings account. Aside from saving

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Financial Challenges of Senior Citizens

While retirement years are depicted as a period of relaxation and fun in advertisements and movies, the reality is many face financial challenges as senior citizens. If you are helping someone with their retirement planning, or are planning your own retirement, a few strategies can help you cope with feelings of anxiety or worry. Managing Financial Security It is common for individuals to think they will be able to manage their finances on their own throughout their lives. But for many, this is not the reality. Receiving support to juggle medical bills and investment accounts is often needed. This is

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Aging: Help Planning for Your Future

Aging: Help Planning for Your Future

Aging happens naturally, but aging well takes careful planning. Take steps to ensure that your financial, living, and medical needs are met in old age. When thinking about the elderly years and how they will play out usually starts after caregiving. It's when people understand the difficulties of growing older. Some see their parents deal with heart problems while others confront dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Observing decline is heart-wrenching. Caregivers feel parents are invincible but soon find out the contrary. What families learn about growing older is that getting organized and prepared for the golden years will help them the

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Aging Parents: Plan for All Seasons

Plan now for where your elders will live as they age.  Get their vision for what they want to happen if they need care or accommodations for an illness.  Having a plan is the key.  It reduces the stress, eases the frustration and makes caregiving easier for all involved.  I’ve boiled it down to 3 steps. Do your elders want to live at their own home as long as they can? Do they have a vision for where they’ll want to be if the time comes when they need care?  Does each family member have a role? First – talk

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Crazy Rich Asians: Spending Wisely Like My Grandma

“Be generous, love others, be frugal.” – Nanang (Grandma) Eugenia Soriano Love, loyalty and lots of money. That’s what the new blockbuster romantic comedy movie “Crazy Rich Asians” is all about. But not all Asians are crazy rich, so don’t be deceived by the movie. For instance, my two younger sisters and I were raised in the Philippines by our grandparents, who were farmers. When our Papa died when I was 7 years old, our young widowed Mama went thousands of miles away to Hong Kong to work so that she can financially support us. That was the only viable

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10 Best American Cities for Older Adults

As the 80+ million baby boomers age, more and more Americans will reach senior status. By 2040, more than one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. While the classic picture of retirement involves moving to the Sun Belt, many older adults actually want to stay put and age in their home and communities in cities both large and small. This desire is part of what prompted the Milken Institute—a non-partisan economic think tank—to rank the best large and small cities for older adults to live in. The Institute looked at 83 indicators from publicly available data

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8 Amazing Part-Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

8 Amazing Part-Jobs for Seniors and Retirees

Life in retirement isn’t what it used to be. The economic landscape has changed, and people are living longer than ever. If you find yourself needing some extra money, or just bored, then you are in luck. There are plenty of part-time jobs available for retirees and seniors, and a lot of them can be done from the comfort of your own home. Virtual assistant Are you comfortable with technology? Perhaps you were an administrative assistant when you were working full-time. In that case, you should experience a smooth transition to becoming a virtual assistant. This is a great part-time

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How to Keep Your Finances in Check Using a Printable Calendar

How to Keep Your Finances in Check Using a Printable Calendar

Keeping a close eye and control over the finances is not always easy for the elderly or the people who are less tech savvy than our digital world requires. Sure, you can write down your expenses and make lists, but you may never get a bigger picture of your finances if you do not use a centralized method of keeping things in check. One of the seamless ways to achieve this isby using a printable calendar. Let us see today how you can make the best of it! How to Keep Your Finances in Check Using a Printable Calendar 1. Pick

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