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Retirement

How can women make friends after 60?

The world is changing for 60-year-old women. We no longer have the social context that we enjoyed as a wife, parent or co-worker. Building community and creating a network of like-minded friends is a challenge, but not impossible. There are many groups that are trying to offer a platform for people to connect with one…

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Three views on financial planning

Retirees and those facing retirement probably spend more time thinking about money than any other time in their lives.  Some choose to go it alone, others look for a financial planner, some pick a middle course with a little of both. Since some experts predict that more older people will file for bankruptcy (one story about…

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Thinking out of the box

While death marks the end of an era, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the end of our time on Earth—physically at least. Though the passing of a loved one is always a difficult time, each person’s service is a special testament to a wonderful life lived and a way for families to celebrate shared love…

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Tips to Age in Place

Most seniors would prefer to live in at home rather than in an assisted living community, enjoying your independence and comfort as long as possible. As seniors’ needs change, though, “home” can become less than welcoming.  Luckily, more and more resources are becoming available to keep you living at home (AKA “aging in place”) – as…

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Wondering where to retire?

Picking a place to retire is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Too many people make that decision impulsively. They decide they want to live somewhere warm or with lower living costs or with a good health system.   Yes, finances, weather and good doctors are important, but so are social connections, political…

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Empty nest? Q&A with the Gypsy Nesters

David and Veronica James took a unique approach to the empty nest syndrome.  They were already adventurous, having raised three kids on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, but when their youngest graduated, they wanted to return to the States and catch up with old friends and relatives.  They sold their condo, bought a beat…

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Q&A: Just Getting Started with Morgan Freeman

One might argue that Morgan Freeman, 80, has been making movies about retirement since the start of his career, steering into the spotlight as Jessica Tandy’s patient chauffeur in Driving Miss Daisy in 1989. Since then he’s danced around senior stories with Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List and with Bruce Willis in Red, last…

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