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Drives Around the World Offer Immersive Experiences What Tax Reform Means for Your Social Security Benefits 5 Things I Do (And Don’t) Miss About Raising Kids Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs: Ask Pharmacist For Cash Price Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Need An Estate Plan Why Mid-Life Eating Disorders Are On The Rise Aging: Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’? Work
 
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Drives Around the World Offer Immersive Experiences

Road trips provide an opportunity to see the world up close and personal.

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What Tax Reform Means for Your Social Security Benefits

Yes, your taxes on Social Security benefits are going to rise over time as a result of tax reform.

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5 Things I Do (And Don’t) Miss About Raising Kids

Raising kids is tough, occasionally super-tough. There are times you think you’ll never survive.

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Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs: Ask Pharmacist For Cash Price

Under a little-known Medicare rule, subscribers can pay a lower cash price for prescriptions instead of using their insurance.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Need An Estate Plan

Grandparents raising their grandchildren is not a new trend but today the number of grandparents doing so is trending significantly upwards.

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Why Mid-Life Eating Disorders Are On The Rise

Most people believe that eating disorders only affect adolescents and young women. However that is not actually the case. The truth is midlife eating disorders are on the rise.

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Aging: Will We Still Be Relevant ‘When We’re 64’?

A gnawing sense of irrelevancy and invisibility suddenly hits many aging adults, as their life roles shift from hands-on parent to empty nester or from workaholic to retiree. Self-worth and identity may suffer as that feeling that you matter starts to fade.

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Work & Retirement: Balance Making A Living With Having A Life

Many of us baby boomers are at the age when we’re contemplating (or yearning for) retirement.

GOP: Retirees should have larger stake in health, finances

11 March 2011

Republicans in charge of the House are facing two unappealing options on the budget. One is to lead with their chins and offer politically toxic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and, perhaps, Social Security. Or, they could play it safe — but then endorse trillion-dollar deficits that would enrage their tea party backers.

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Fresh focus on Social Security in budget debate

10 March 2011

In the midst of the budget crisis, an old debate has broken out with new force: Should Social Security be seen as part of the deficit that Washington needs to rein in? The White House is balking at calls to tackle Social Security’s financial problems now, before baby boomers swamp the system. But the massive […]

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Elder Abuse is a social pandemic, according to lawmakers

04 March 2011

ctor Mickey Rooney told Congress, March 2, that he was left powerless by a family member who took and misused his money. “I felt trapped, scared, used and frustrated,” Rooney told a special Senate committee considering legislation to curb abuses of senior citizens. “But above all, when a man feels helpless, it’s terrible.”

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‘TV Guide’ on aging and pop culture

24 February 2011

Barbara Streisand, old? Diane Keaton, old? Michael Douglas? Steve Martin? Jane Fonda? Maybe it’s me, but I just don’t think of these entertainers as being old. Yet, there they were — featured online on the homepage of TVGuide.com in a pictorial story titled, “Old People We Love.” As I flipped through the photos and bios, […]

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Funky trip into rural Virginia’s past

24 February 2011

By Victor Block MADISON COUNTY, VA — The intersection of two narrow roads that is the closest thing to the center of Syria, Virginia— population about 370 — is the site of the Syria Mercantile Company. It was there that my recent journey into the countryside, as well as the past, began. Three men rocked […]

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Baby boomers near 65 with retirements in jeopardy

24 February 2011

“The situation is extremely serious because baby boomers have not saved very effectively for retirement and are still retiring too early,” said Olivia Mitchell, director of the Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

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