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How Should You Respond to Wild Swings in Financial Markets?

What’s going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what’s behind the price swings of the past several weeks? And, more important, how should you, as an individual investor, respond? To begin with, the recent volatility was not really all that extraordinary. The daily drops pushed U.S. stocks down about 10% from their recent record highs, […]

Is It the Holiday Blues or Something Else?

by Lisa M. Davila, B.S.N., M.S. ~ Feeling lonely and sad this holiday season? It could be more than what people call “the blues.” “For some older adults, the holidays can trigger feelings of loneliness and sadness due to aging, isolation, illness, loss of loved ones, or other major life changes,” says Charla Anderson, B.S.N., […]

Chewy and Amazon Prime: Two Websites Seniors Should Be Using

Are you tired of loading up your car with products you use frequently? Do you know exactly what you want?  Here are two websites that can save you money and time. Chewy.com If you don’t have pets, specifically a cat, dog, or some combination, you can skip to the next paragraph. But if you do […]

Financial Tips for Snowbirds … Present and Future

Winter is here again – which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or […]

Honoring Rosie the Riveter and All Women in the Workforce During World War II 

 By Nick Suhr ~ It took American women a lengthy time to gain the right to vote, and women’s place in the workforce has been a struggle. Unequal pay, unequal opportunities for advancement, glass ceilings, and the like. But this story is different. It tells how American women stepped up when our country needed them most […]

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

by Bob Poliquin, Managing Editor ~ Here are some tried and true resolutions for seniors. It is never too late for the rest of your years to be the best of your years. 1. Eat Better: You don’t have to give up all of your favorite foods, but like one nutritionist recently suggested, “Just eat […]

Cruising the Fjords of Norway

By Bob Gloor ~ Established by the Norwegian government to facilitate travel along Norway’s long, jagged coastline, the Hurtigruten Cruise Line was founded in 1893 to sail along Norway’s western and northern coast between of the southern city Bergen and the northern city of Kirkenes, 1374 nm away (1600 miles). Hurtigruten ships sail almost the […]

Lennar at Imagery 55+ Community

Imagine waking up to the sunrise reflecting on the lake. You grab a cup of coffee and sit on a porch-swing to take in the view. Then, head out for a walk through well-manicured hiking trails with your next-door neighbor. Grab lunch at a local café, then it’s back to the neighborhood for an afternoon […]

Cresswind Charlotte – A Kolter Homes 55+ Active Adult Community

With homes ranging from the mid $200s to $500+, Cresswind Charlotte, a Kolter Homes 55+ active adult community just outside of I-485 in Mint Hill, can right-size your home. From two-bedrooms, two baths, and 1450 square feet of living space to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and 2500+ square feet of living space, Cresswind Charlotte has […]

Amber Meadows – Pulte’s First 55+ Active Adult Community

About the Community Located in Marvin, NC, Amber Meadows is Pulte Homes’ first 55+ Active Adult community.  This new home community features ranch plans, all brick elevations, and fully maintained lawns. Enjoy quick access to area recreation centers & greenways, medical centers, and country clubs, along with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment venues in […]

Why Seniors Are Going Back to Flip Phones

Just when your children and grandchildren thought they had trained you up on your Android phone or Apple iPhone, you opt to go back to a flip phone (or dumb phone as the youngins call it). But there are good reasons either to return to a flip phone or to just keep or maybe update […]

Kristallnacht, The Night of Broken Glass 

By Barry Greene ~ To understand the events leading up to Kristallnacht, Germany’s “Night of Broken Glass,” you have to understand the events that preceded it. In the 1920s, most German Jews, who were citizens of Germany, were fully integrated into German society. Many had served and were serving in the German army and navy and […]

Part III – Questions to Ask Before You Foster a Cat

As you scan your community Facebook or Nextdoor pages, you see many animals in need of a “forever” home. Will Feral, our family cat, adopted us in January 2018 at around eight months old. We eventually lured him inside the house with rotisserie chicken. After numerous visits to the vet, we decided to keep him rather […]

Blah to Modern! 

By Rita C. Arundell ~ You’re right, I am not “with it.” My children tell me I need more modern “devices.” I don’t have a mobile device, and I don’t want one. My life is just fine without all of today’s newest additions. I’m not sure they make life better. They do make things more expedient, […]

Consolidating Accounts Can Lead to Clear Financial Strategy

None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help build and maintain such a […]