Living Well While Spending Less: Five Ways to Lower the Cost of Retirement

Are you going to spend less after you retire, or will you spend more? That may seem like an odd question: conventional wisdom suggests that retirement living is almost always cheaper than pre-retirement living.  But many people find their experience defies conventional wisdom, and that suggests to us that it’s essential for most retirees to…

New Netflix Documentary Reveals that Dementia – “The Most Horrible of Diseases” – is Also One of the Most Misunderstood

A new documentary on dementia has just premiered this past week on Netflix¸ and it’s sure to attract a lot of attention. We haven’t seen it yet, but we did discover this article about the documentary on the Newsweek website. The article features an interview about the disease with Dr. John DenBoer, a dementia researcher…

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Helping Your Kids Financially May Be a Good Idea – but Not at the Expense of Your Own Retirement Security

Being a generous parent is usually a good thing. After all, most of us want to help out our kids as much as we can, especially when they’re first starting out on their own. But this recent article on the Bankrate.com website pointed out a darker side of parental generosity: a significant number of parents…

You Want Fries with That? Seniors are Replacing Teens in Fast Food Jobs, Bloomberg Reports

If you were managing a fast food restaurant, you would hire the best employees you could find: people who were reliable, punctual and friendly – not to mention people willing to work for minimum wage. According to this interesting article published last fall by Bloomberg, a growing number of restaurant chains are finding these ideal…