Alarming Report: More and More Seniors Burdened by Student Loans

The start of a new year means that it won’t be long before today’s high school seniors start receiving acceptance letters from the colleges and universities to which they’ve applied. And along with those welcome letters will come a less welcome decision: how is the family going to afford the soaring costs of higher education?…

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What’s the Happiest Stage of Life? The Answer Will Surprise You

Here at AgingOptions we’re not only committed to helping people plan for retirement, but we’re also determined to help change some of the negative perceptions many people cling to about getting older. Now we’ve run across three related articles that shed new light on aging by describing the time in life when we tend to…

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A New Term to Describe Active Seniors: Call Us “Perennials”

If you’re in your 60s or 70s, leading an active and engaged life, there’s probably one word you seldom use to describe yourself: “old.”  Most people in that age group simply don’t think of themselves that way!  But language does matter, and labels have a powerful impact, so maybe we active, aging boomers need a…

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It’s Not About the Money: Top Tips for a Happy Retirement Lifestyle

Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments is a nationally known financial expert, author of almost a dozen books about money, and one of the top 200 wealthiest people in America. So when Fisher comes out with what he calls his favorite tips for retirees, you might expect them to be all about finances, right? Well, you…

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These Five Social Security Misconceptions Could Cost You Plenty

Here at AgingOptions we work every day with clients who are in varying stages of retirement (or “pre-retirement”). We teach seminars about retirement planning and we stay up to date about programs, policies and trends that affect aging Americans. As a result, at times it’s easy for us to assume that everyone has a good…

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Bullying in Assisted Living: How to Deal with a Growing Epidemic

Imagine this scenario. After years of watching your aging parent grow increasingly frail, you and your family, with your loved one’s assent, decide it’s time to move to assisted living. You search out facilities in your community and find the one that seems ideal. Your parent moves in, but instead of thriving he or she…

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