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The One Financial Mistake 86% of Older Americans Are Making

We all know we’re supposed to save for retirement and do our best to estimate our future living costs. But if there’s one major expense countless Americans continue to miscalculate, it’s healthcare — specifically, long-term care. According to recent estimates, it costs $43,539 a year to reside in an assisted living facility, while a nursing [...]

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5 Steps to Take Immediately If You’ve Been a Victim of Identity Theft

The discovery of identity theft is bound to be one of the most anxious and stressful moments a person can experience. When an identity thief gets his (or her) hands on your personal information, they gain the power to wreak havoc on your finances, credit and reputation. Minimize the chance that you will fall victim [...]

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Smartphones aren’t designed for seniors, but these tweaks make them more accessible

Bigger text, hands-free controls, and read-aloud options. By David Nield Yesterday at 9:30am       Smartphones should be accessible for everyone. Depositphotos For many of us, navigating around a smartphone’s menus and settings seems like second nature. But not everyone feels the same way. People with visual impairments may have trouble seeing text and images, those [...]

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How to unsend messages you’ve sent via Facebook and other apps

By Stan Horaczek There are lots of reasons someone might want to un-send a message on one of the many messaging apps that currently populate your smartphone and computer. Maybe there’s a typo in the message you just sent to a potential employer or you wanted to complain about a co-worker putting fish in the office [...]

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The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age. By Madeline R. Vann, MPH Medically Reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make [...]

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Nearly two-thirds of people age 65 to 80 are interested in sex, new poll says

By Martin Finucane GLOBE STAFF Nearly two-thirds of adults 65 to 80 years old say they’re interested in sex, and more than half say that sex is important to their quality of life, according to a new poll that seeks to shed light on a little-discussed topic. Forty percent of those surveyed said they were sexually active, [...]

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  Retirees Often Make This Major Social Security Mistake Many people take Social Security early and put off tapping into their IRAs and 401(k)s until they must. But that’s the opposite of what most should do, because waiting until 70 to take benefits can pay off in more ways than one.   By MICHAEL TOVE, CEP, [...]

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Tech Gadgets and Older Adults: What Helps, What Doesn’t

Specialized gadgets–and accessibility features on smartphones–can enhance a senior’s quality of life. By Allen St. John March 08, 2018 147 SHARES New technologies, even successful ones, often seem more like toys than tools—for most of us, telling a smart speaker to turn on the lights is fun but not really life-changing. But digital advances can make [...]

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3 Secrets for a Better Retirement in 2018

  By Elizabeth O’Brien January 1, 2018 Retirement, like all life stages, is a work in progress. Whether you’ve been out of the paid workforce for days or decades, there’s always room for tweaks to improve your finances—and your fun quotient. “No matter what step you’re at, take some time to say, ‘what’s next?’” advises [...]

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101 Ways to Make $1,000

  By Alicia Adamczyk, Kaitlin Mulhere, Elizabeth O’Brien and Kerri Anne Renzulli – TIME.COM We’d all like to finish next year with a bit extra in our pockets. The good news is, when your goal is relatively modest, there are plenty of ways to get there. On the following pages you’ll find our best saving [...]

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