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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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5 Benefits of Technology to Share with Seniors and Their Caregivers

  Technology has come a long way over the course of older adults’ lifetimes. They have witnessed everything from men landing on the moon to dramatic medical advances and the rise of an Internet-dependent society. Seniors also bear witness to the ways technology is changing the face of aging. Impact your clients’ quality of life [...]

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9 Discounts Seniors Get Only If They Know

There are many special discounts that are available to seniors. Retirees are offered discounts at most retailers, restaurants, parks, on public transport and at hotels. But you won’t get these discounts unless YOU ASK for them. Simply ask the question, “Do you offer a senior discount?” and see how much you can save. You’ll be able [...]

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These New Gadgets Could Be Game Changers For Senior Living

A sophisticated depth sensor hanging over the front door of an elderly couple’s home in eastern South Dakota tracks their walking speed and even recognizes if either falls. Inside the home, infrared motion sensors monitor the couple as they move from room to room. Even their mattress is fitted with sensors — one on each [...]

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10 Apps to Help Older Adults Stay Connected to Family & Life

As more seniors than ever before own smartphones, connect to the internet and use social media , they’re exploring a whole new world. Americans age 50 and older are quickly catching up to younger smartphone users, according to the Pew Research Center . About three-quarters   of people age 50 to 64 owned a smartphone last [...]

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Here’s What Social Security Pays the Average American

Hint: It’s hardly a number to write home about. Maurie Backman (TMFBookNerd) Jul 31, 2017 at 7:01AM It’s no secret that countless Americans rely on Social Security to stay afloat financially in retirement. But an alarming number of workers are placing way too much emphasis on those benefits and aren’t saving on their own.And that’s [...]

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Americans agree on the best way to invest money – but they’re wrong

Emmie Martin Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | 2:59 PM ET Here’s how young people should invest their first $10,000    Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 | 10:01 AM ET | 00:53 If you’re saving up for the future, you’re on the right track. But where you put that money matters as much as how much you’re able [...]

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Working Past 70: Americans Can’t Seem to Retire

U.S. seniors are employed at the highest rates in 55 years. By Ben Steverman July 10, 2017, 4:00 AM EDT The Biggest Retirement Mistake People Make More and more Americans are spending their golden years on the job. Almost 19 percent of people 65 or older were working at least part-time in the second quarter of 2017, according [...]

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