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What You Know that They Don’t Know

Several years ago, on the popular comedy show Saturday Night Live, a skit was often presented called “Middle Aged Guy”. In this skit an overweight middle aged man was a super hero to come to the aid of young couples who don’t know basic things like how a 401K works or how to unplug a […]

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The Hardest Words

We face a lot of hard moments in life. As you have raised your family, dealt with business issues and tried to be an upstanding citizen in your path from youth to retirement, you have many moments you are proud of. But anyone who has successfully come to their senior years also has a few […]

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The Vacation You Have Been Waiting For

One of the things many of us do as we dream of the life of retirement and living in our golden years is to enjoy some adventures and vacations that you may have put off when raising the kids. When you have those little ones in your life, you don’t want to miss a single […]

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The Craftiness of Crafts

Retired life often brings along with it more free time than we are used to. While having time to do things you always dreamed of doing and to just take life slow seemed like a dream when you were working for a living, raising kids and dealing with a mortgage. There never seemed to be […]

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The Best Senior Citizens Ever

If you could sit down with a pencil and paper and list what the top five goals most people would put for their senior citizen years, what do you suppose would go on that list? Financial security would probably rank pretty high. And time with family would get good marks. But just based on the […]

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Smart Senior Shoppers

Sometimes when you are retired and maybe living alone for the first time in your life, that telephone can be a godsend or the bane of your existence. When it sits there for days on end and never rings, it can have an effect on your mood and state of mind. But we have to […]

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Should you Buy Before you Die?

When your senior years are approaching, one natural instinct is to get your affairs in order so if your time to leave this life comes along “before expected”, your estate is ready to go. “Getting your affairs in order” means a lot of things. It means making sure your debts are paid off and your […]

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Rebuilding Bridges

Family is important. Sadly in the busy world of your adult life, it’s easy to get completely absorbed with taking care of your immediate family of your spouse and kids and dealing with issues of career, home ownership, finances and all of the other worries of life that so often we lose touch with those […]

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Sharing the Grief

How do you go about comforting a friend who has lost someone close? This is a question that haunts people of any age bracket. But learning to share the grief of a friend is particularly important for you as a senior citizen because it’s going to happen more often for you. There is no sense […]

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Opening the Flood Gate of Communications with the Grandkids

You may remember what it was like to raise teenagers. They seem to go into a funk at the age of 13 and stay that way until they have kids of their own. So now that you are a grandparent and it’s your kids struggling with getting the silent treatment from their kids, do you […]

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