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Growing Old is Optional! Amazing Accomplishments by People Older than You

Age is just a number. In fact, even the word “old” means less and less these days as many of us stay healthy and active well past the traditional …

How Slyde Handboards Is Dominating The Bodysurfing Market

Who doesn’t dream of spending their days paddling out into the surf and gliding along crashing waves? Our not-so-secret surfing fantasies tend to grow more intense as the summer months draw nearer.<p>Unfortunately, for us, becoming a pro wave-rider requires an <i>impressive</i> amount of time and dedication. …

Surfing

The Unlucky 13: Bad Investments for Your Retirement

We have A LOT of choices for where to invest our money — both before and after retirement. Some options are clearly bad investments. Others seem like …

Wealth

Are These Good Reasons to Avoid a Reverse Mortgage?

Most of us are concerned about our retirement financial security. We have not saved enough. Healthcare is expensive. Social Security doesn’t nearly …

Mortgages

7 Hot Button Topics that Will Impact Your Retirement

“All politics is personal,” so the saying goes. And, this year that phrase is especially true for people nearing retirement. There are a lot of hot …

Retirement

When to Retire: How to Make the Right Choice with Advice from Decision Making Expert

When to retire. Getting the answer to this question is — by far — one of the biggest decisions of your life and a choice that can cause a lot of …

Retirement

Innovative Uses of Reverse Mortgages: Smart Ways to Tap Home Equity

Generally speaking, the uses of reverse mortgages are endless. And, you get to choose the best way to manage or spend the money from the loan.<p>Most …

Mortgages

Can You Do Better than Average on this Retirement IQ Quiz?

Retirement financial literacy is low. Most of us do not know very much about the fundamentals of how personal finance works. Just look at the average …

Retirement

Preparing for Retirement: 7 Secret Training Tips for a Successful Future

When you hear “preparing for retirement,” you probably think about savings and budgeting. However, your finances are just one aspect that you need to …

Retirement

How to Manage Retirement Withdrawals to Pay Less in Taxes and Maximize Income

A lot has been written about saving and accumulating enough for retirement. But that’s only half the battle. Once you reach retirement it is …

Retirement

No Magic in How G.O.P. Plan Lowers Premiums: It Penalizes Older People

There are a lot of unpleasant numbers for Republicans in the Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of their health care bill. But congressional leadership found one to cheer: The report says that the bill will eventually cut the average insurance premiums for people who buy their own insurance …

Health Care

Medicare Part B premium rise erodes Social Security increase

PITTSBURGH - After hearing that Social Security benefits would increase by only 0.3 percent this year, Kathleen McDermott was not expecting a big …

Social Security

If you aren't rich by 45, you might as well give up

Life may begin at 40, according to any number of Hallmark cards, but by 45, your chances of ever landing a major raise are pretty much dead.<p>At least, that's one of the many takeaways from a recent paper by a group of Federal Reserve researchers in Minneapolis and New York, who used a massive trove …

Wealth

Many in this county are poor, sick, and they voted for Trump. What will happen to their health care?

NORTHFOLK, W. Va. - Another morning, another list of patients and problems in the hands of 35-year-old Keisha Saunders. Diabetes, depression, heart disease. Robert needs lower blood pressure. Buffy needs prescriptions filled. Mary needs to lose 50 pounds, so she can get what she really needs, a new …

Health Care

Blade Runner Tests Limits of Prosthetics, Years After Oscar Pistorius

A decade after Oscar Pistorius caused track-and-field officials to re-examine their rules regarding the use of prosthetic limbs at the Olympics, a high school amputee is running in open competition on similar carbon-fiber blades. And once again, guidelines are gray, even nonexistent.<p>The athlete, …

Oscar Pistorius

Eating More — Or Less — Of 10 Foods May Cut Risk Of Early Death

About half of all U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes are linked to poor diets, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>And eating more — or less — of just 10 types of food can help raise or lower the risk of death from these …

Diabetes

Airbnb is a case study in why tech startups still aren’t going public

Airbnb’s latest funding haul has surpassed all expectations. The company was said last summer be seeking up to $850 million in a round that would value it at $30 billion. In September, a filing showed Airbnb had raised $555 million.<p>According to a new filing on March 9, Airbnb ultimately received …

Venture Capital

Sinking Land Crushes California Groundwater Storage Capacity

<i>Overpumping diminishes ability to store water underground.</i><p>When reservoirs and rivers are low, farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley pump …

Water

Scientists taught normal people to become extremely good at memorization

With a few weeks of training, a group of ordinary people became as skilled at remembering information as competitive "memory athletes," who use …

The Brain

How Republicans Plan to Ration Health Care

It looks as if Republicans want to bring back health care rationing.<p>In 2010, Mark Price, a 37-year-old resident of Goodyear, Ariz., was struggling to pay the bills for his leukemia treatment. His house was under foreclosure. He had insurance through Medicaid, and yet he died after the state said it …

Health Care

Bitcoin could hit $3,000 by the end of the year after recent rally: Analyst

The price of bitcoin could hit $3,000 by the end of the year after recently trading above gold and hitting a fresh record high, an analyst told CNBC …

Finance

Move over, ID theft -- here's the new No. 1 fraud

This type of scam is now the most widely reported, and it's costly -- here's how you can keep from falling prey to it

Fraud

Repeal of Health Law Faces a New Hurdle: Older Americans

WASHINGTON — Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act have encountered a new obstacle: adamant opposition from many older Americans whose health insurance premiums would increase.<p>AARP and its allies are bombarding congressional offices with objections as two House committees plan to vote …

Health Care

A Month Without Sugar

It is in chicken stock, sliced cheese, bacon and smoked salmon, in mustard and salad dressing, in crackers and nearly every single brand of sandwich bread. It is all around us — in obvious ways and hidden ones — and it is utterly delicious.<p>It’s sugar, in its many forms: powdered sugar, honey, corn …

Eating

From the Elders to the Kids: What I Wish I’d Known

When you’re in college, retirement seems so far away. How do you even wrap your head around it? We asked journalism students from five colleges and universities<p>to talk with retirees, and find out what they wish they had known when they were the students’ age. The conversations have been</b> …

Retirement

New Evidence of Awful Age Discrimination in the Workplace: Protect Your Livelihood (and Future Retirement)

Old. Venerable. Elderly. Veteran. Senior. Long in the tooth. Geriatric. Mature. Seasoned. Geezer. Expert. Grey haired. 50. 60. 70. 80. 90… No matter …

Employment

How to Retire: 5 Steps to a Secure Future -- Jump In!

You want to know how to retire. Figuring out the answer to this question can feel overwhelming and sometimes impossible — especially if you are …

Retirement

Retirement Tax Planning 2017: Spend More on What You Love

Tis the season… tax season that is. And, as you transition into retirement and live in leisure, a lot changes and continues to change, especially in …

Retirement

Why "How Much Do You Need to Retire" is the WRONG Question

You might think that the most important retirement planning question is: How much do you need to retire. While knowing the answer to this question IS …

Retirement