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When Retirement Means Cramped Quarters How to Successfully Prepare For Your Digital Afterlife Portsmouth’s Strawbery Banke Hosts Food, Wine Festival If Advertising Told The Truth About Real People And Aging Don’t Let These Common Missteps Derail Your Summer Fun 5 Myths About Social Security Often Accepted as Facts Middle Class Would Suffer from Medicaid Nursing Home Cuts A Grandmother Asks: Don
 

When Retirement Means Cramped Quarters

My husband Randy and I are a good team. And yet, as we’ve both adjusted over the past year to his early retirement, and him being home all the time, I see now how different we are.

How to Successfully Prepare For Your Digital Afterlife

Digital assets can include emails, photos, videos, documents and online accounts such as bank accounts, investment portfolios, social media accounts among others.

Portsmouth’s Strawbery Banke Hosts Food, Wine Festival

Vintage & Vine 2017 offers guests an opportunity to nibble and sip their way through the enchanting historical village, listening to jazz and blues selections from Cuppa Joe.

If Advertising Told The Truth About Real People And Aging

If you’re like me, there’s a whole lotta head-shaking and eye-rolling going on when you see TV and magazine ads nowadays.

Don’t Let These Common Missteps Derail Your Summer Fun

Summer is here and so are the food-filled gatherings and celebrations. The lazy, hazy days of summer fun in the sun make it easy to throw our best intentions into the surf.

5 Myths About Social Security Often Accepted as Facts

The discussion of Social Security has degenerated into a shouting match in no small part because ideology is more important than fact in any exchange.

Middle Class Would Suffer from Medicaid Nursing Home Cuts

Medicaid pays for about two-thirds of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, like Jacobs. It covers 20 percent of all Americans, and 40 percent of poor adults.

A Grandmother Asks: Don’t All Little Girls Want To Dance?

The September after I turned 4, all my neighborhood friends went off to kindergarten. I wanted to go to school too, but I was more than six months younger and ineligible.

Nation’s healthcare is making her sick

Nation’s healthcare is making her sick

21 April 2010

But when it comes to making me feel the harsh reality of advancing age, nothing compares with those yearly increases in my health insurance premiums.

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Mixing old and new is a great money-savings idea

Mixing old and new is a great money-savings idea

21 April 2010

You probably didn’t realize, when you put an ornate old picture frame next to the sleek Pottery Barn sofa in your living room, that you had your finger on the pulse of America’s design culture.

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Bedding trends to fight insomnia

Bedding trends to fight insomnia

21 April 2010

If you’ve tossed all night because you were hot, restless or uncomfortable, read on.

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More insurers are paying for alternative remedies

More insurers are paying for alternative remedies

21 April 2010

Acupuncture, not pain pills that “make me loopy,” is what Cynde Durnford-Branecki wants for her aching back, and a treatment costs her only a $20 copayment.

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Five tips for singles to plan a secure retirement

Five tips for singles to plan a secure retirement

21 April 2010

Single people get left out of the picture a lot when it comes to retirement. Typically it’s smiling couples who are shown contemplating their sunset years in ads, brochures and magazines.

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Love can overcome life’s obstacles no matter what

Love can overcome life’s obstacles no matter what

21 April 2010

Marlu Taylor looks into her husband’s face. His expression has an almost childlike innocence to it. “What did you tell me this morning? You remember?” Marlu asks Buddy.

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