Study Shows Seniors Face Health Decline When They Stop Driving

Among the “hot button” issues that create conflicts between seniors and their family members, one of the hottest can involve driving. Older adults generally want to keep on driving as long as they can, enjoying the benefits of freedom and mobility. Meanwhile their adult children worry about slower reflexes, cognitive decline or increased reaction time,…

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Want to “Spend Safely in Retirement”? Stanford Study Shows You How

Advice may be cheap – but bad advice, especially bad financial advice, can cost you plenty. So when an organization with the reputation of Stanford University claims to have the best advice for how to spend your money in retirement, it’s worth taking a look. What we found as we analyzed this advice actually sounds…

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10-Year Study Shows Linkage between High Blood Sugar, Dementia

“The higher the blood sugar, the faster the cognitive decline.” That’s the bottom-line conclusion reported in this just-published article from The Atlantic.  At a time when people are becoming increasingly aware of the problems caused by too much sugar in our Western diet, now there’s one more reason to worry – and to redouble our…

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Another Example of Traditional Estate Planning that Misses the Mark

Successful retirement is all about having plenty of money. If you just make sure you have ample investments and a steady income, you’ll enjoy retirement bliss. Sound familiar? If you read articles about retirement in the financial press, this seems to be the message you’ll hear, over and over. We just ran across another example…

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Trump Administration Overhauls Policy on Medicaid Work Requirement

The Trump administration announced last week what experts are calling a “pivotal change” in the nation’s Medicaid program. For the first time the federal government is planning to allow individual states to establish a work requirement for some able-bodied Medicaid recipients. There have been a plethora of articles about this policy changed ever since it…

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Do You Enjoy Facebook? Watch Out: It Might Ruin Your Retirement!

Could Facebook and other popular forms of social media actually ruin your retirement? It’s possible – and it’s something online seniors increasingly have to guard against. That’s the fascinating conclusion we found some time ago in this article from a past issue of USA Today. We bring this issue back to your attention because Facebook…

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This “Misunderstood” Financial Tool Could Mean Retirement Rescue

There’s a crisis looming in America when it comes to retirement. No doubt you’ve read the articles and heard the news stories about this oncoming tidal wave of challenges for retirees, especially aging boomers. We’ve written about this issue several times on the AgingOptions Blog. As baby boomers retire – now at the rate of…

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