Part Two of a Two-Part Series: At the Dawn of a Brand-New Decade, Consider These Boomer Predictions for the 2020s

Last week on the AgingOptions blog, we presented part one of our report on this article from Kaiser Health News. In this insightful article, writer Judith Graham took a look into the future – well, into the coming decade, anyway – and described, as the title says, “What the 2020s Have in Store for Baby…

New Studies Confirm What We’ve Already Suspected: By Changing These Bad Habits, You Can Actually Live Up to a Decade Longer

Most people would love to live longer. Many seek expensive ways to prolong their lives with gimmicky diets, unproven supplements, or unusual health regimens, and then they find exotic and costly ways to look the part with plastic surgery, hair implants, and body sculpting. Longevity seems to be a multi-billion-dollar industry.  But what if there…

There’s a Deadly Virus Spreading in the U.S. with Potentially Fatal Consequences – but It’s Not the One Making All the Headlines

“There’s a deadly virus spreading from state to state,” the recent Kaiser Health News article warns. “It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy. In just the past few months, it has claimed the lives of at least 39 children.” Is this the frightening coronavirus out of Wuhan, China,…

Transamerica Survey Says Over One-Third of Seniors Report Declining Financial Health in Retirement

If retirement is on your horizon, you’ve probably been spending a lot of time wondering how well your finances will hold up once you cut the ties to full-time work. For many retirees, the financial transition to retirement turns out fine. However, that’s not always the case, according to this early 2019 article from Motley…

Part One of a Two-Part Series: At the Dawn of a Brand-New Decade, Consider These Boomer Predictions for the 2020s

The New Year is almost a month along, and already 2020 feels sort of old hat. Most of us have gotten used to saying “2020” and we’ve even stopped writing “2019” on our checks (for those who still write checks, that is). But before we continue racing along on the 2020 toboggan ride,  this recent…

Putting Things Off, Acting Too Rashly, Retiring Without Purpose – Some of the Pitfalls to Avoid on the Road to a ‘No Regrets’ Retirement

Years ago, we ran across this little poem: “Of all the words of tongue or pen/The saddest are these: ‘It might have been.’” Many of us go through life with regrets. When we’re younger, we usually have more time and energy to revisit those old “might-have-beens” and redeem the situation. However, once we enter our…

2020 is a Census Year – and That Means You Need to Be on Guard Against a Host of Census Scams.

Every ten years it comes around again like clockwork – the United States Census. There’s always a huge amount riding on the outcome of this mammoth national head count, from Congressional representation to tax distribution to Medicaid allocation and much more. But before the Census begins in earnest in less than two months, here’s a…