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100-Year-Old Woman Says Wine Is Secret To Her Longevity

Cheers!<p>Now here's a little longevity advice we can all say cheers to. Celebrating her 100th birthday today, Violet Ewen says she credits her longevity to her dinnertime drink.<p>The centenarian, from Swindon, England, says she indulges in a glass of red wine every night with her meal.<p>“It’s important …

Aging: What to expect

You know that aging will likely cause you to develop wrinkles and gray hair. But do you know how the aging process will affect your teeth, heart and …

Wellness

Longevity Genes Predict Whether You'll Live Past 100

Reaching immortality is still in the realm of science fiction. But using clues from our genes, scientists are one step closer to understanding why …

Genetics

Dear Baby Boomers, Plan Ahead to Age at Home

When envisioning your "golden years," maybe you see yourself relaxing, volunteering, enjoying carefree days by the pool or ocean, or spending extra time with family and friends. No one sees themselves in a nursing home. And, most people don't envision being isolated at home struggling with the …

This is why Americans are overweight and broke

Down to your last belt notch and your last penny? These seemingly unrelated phenomena may have more in common than you think, a new survey …

Why You Won't Run Out of Money in Retirement

One prominent retirement fear is outliving your retirement savings. But this common concern seldom happens, because there are plenty of ways to …

What the New Normal for Retirement Looks Like

Nick Pronovich has three words for anyone thinking about retirement: "Don't do it."<p>The 74-year-old found himself forced into an early retirement in …

Do you know when to claim Social Security? And how?

Most of us don't think much about Social Security early in our working lives, apart from noting the weekly toll on our paychecks. But as retirement …

Essential Legal Documents All Seniors Should Have

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it's too late.<p>--Getting Old<p><i>Dear Getting,</i><p>Every adult -- especially seniors -- should have at least four essential legal documents to protect them and their family. …

How to Identify Your Parents' Caregiving Needs

<b>By: Stephanie Erickson</b><p>When we were young children, we looked to our parents to tell us right from wrong, to make decisions for us and to protect …

Aging Americans Are In For a Senior Care Reality Check

A large majority of older Americans expect they will likely need long-term care services in the future, but even so, they still lack confidence in …

4 Ways to Bridge the Retirement Income Gap

Think you can't afford to delay taking Social Security once you retire? These steps can help.<p>If you’re on the verge of retirement, you’ve probably …

Retirement boosts happiness, improves health, study finds

Retirement — the moment some people look forward to all their lives, while others dread — quickly boosts life satisfaction, with meaningful improvements in health showing up a few years later, a new study has found.<p>The analysis of thousands of American retirees, published this month by the National …

What Are the Chances You'll Need Long-Term Care And How Much Will It Cost?

What are the odds you’ll need assistance to help with personal activities such as bathing or dressing before you die? For those about to turn 65, it’s about 50/50, according to an important new study. On average, you can expect to need this high level of care for about two years. But one-in-five …

Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care as they grow older, a new poll shows. But most aren't doing much to get ready.<p>Nearly 1 in 10 people age 40 and over are "sandwiched" — …

78 years ago, a journalist who studied 500 millionaires realized something about relationships that is just as relevant today

He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years, and his research culminated in the 1937 bestseller "Think and Grow Rich," which shares what he calls the "money-making secret" in 13 principles.<p>His 10th principle — "the mystery of sex transmutation" — suggests that love, romance, and …

5 Small Changes to Keep Your Brain Sharp and Healthy

Aging doesn’t have to mean bad things for your brain—in fact, there are plenty of ways to counteract the effect that age-related changes can have on …

The Brain

5 Foolish Money Myths You Can Stop Believing Right Now

Drink your latte.<p>Whether you think of yourself as money-savvy or you’re acutely aware of where your personal-finance knowledge is lacking, it’s …

12 Powerful Habits of the Super Successful and Wealthy That You Need to Adopt | Inc.com

Success does not happen by luck, and wealth does not happen by accident--those who have built wealth and success have deliberate habits that make them more productive and effective. To emulate these habits, we must train ourselves and be focused; we must take our bad habits and replace them with …

Self-improvement

I calculated my approximate age at death — and what I found was totally unexpected

That might sound a bit death-obsessed for a 28-year-0ld, but I've planned with my loved ones what they should do with my remains (launching my skeleton into space or being turned into a tree).<p>I figured I should calculate when it will happen to give them a little extra time to plan.<p>Death is going to …

5 Reasons You Should Consolidate Your Retirement Accounts

Have you changed jobs and left your old 401(k) with your previous employer? Have you opened IRAs each year at a different bank shopping around for better IRA CD rates?<p>No matter how you got them, you may find yourself with a collection of IRAs or other retirement accounts scattered around. What’s …

Have scientists just found a cure for old age? New drug rejuvenates brain AND muscle tissue

<b>Scientists may have just gone and done the unthinkable by identifying an anti-ageing drug.</b><p>Early research in mice found that the Alk5 kinase inhibitor …

University of California

Avoid These Dumb Retirement Investment Mistakes

Back when many American workers could count on company-run pension plans, preparing for retirement was something of a no-brainer. Now that many of us are calling the shots when it comes to saving and investing for retirement, things seem a lot more complicated.<p>Not surprisingly, many of us will make …

Boomers' Biggest Retirement Regret? Not Working Longer

NEW YORK -- Many American workers have begun proclaiming the end of retirement. An Allianz study released last week found that 82 percent of baby …

Employees Missing Out on $24 Billion in Employer Matches

Over the past decade, employers have increased efforts to enroll workers in retirement savings plans. And they've paid off.<p>Participation rates are at …

The true cost of staying home for retirement

Peak moving season is fast approaching, but most older Americans won't be going anywhere. Almost three-quarters of Americans over age 45 feel …

For boomers, it's the retirement plan that never happened

Call it the retirement that never was. The oldest baby boomers are turning 69 years old this year, yet many are still working and have no plans to go …

Key steps to make sure your nest egg doesn't crack

Ever wake up in cold sweat at night wondering whether you'll outlive your retirement savings? You're not alone.<p>Many Americans have spent too much and …