Can You Be Forever Young?

In a landmark “Counterclockwise” study at Harvard University,[1] a group of men in their 70s went to a retreat locale that was a sort of time machine back to 1959. The participants listened to Perry Como, watched Ed Sullivan, read magazines from the ’50s,...

Your Health is Priceless – But How Much Will It Cost You?

One of your largest retirement expenses could be your healthcare costs. An average 65-year-old couple retiring today will need an estimated $300,000 to cover their healthcare costs, according to a recent study.[1] Although good health is priceless, it could cost you...

How Are You Warming-Up for Retirement?

Almost everything we do has some type of a process or warm-up routine. From playing golf to driving a car, every activity has certain steps that should be taken before you begin. Take for example a pilot performing their pre-flight routine and inspections. They walk...

Major Changes That Could Happen During Your Retirement

Do you ever feel like you live in a completely different world than you did 20 years ago? It’s worth thinking about how different it will be in another 20 years. Beyond cultural and personal changes, we could see major economic changes that could affect us in...

3 Reasons Why Fall Might be the Best Season

Summer is over, but that’s a reason to celebrate. Autumn is arguably the most beautiful season and the best time for gardening, spending time outside, and traveling. Here are some ways to enjoy what just might be the best season of the year. It’s Time to Harvest...

The Potential Hidden Costs of Inflation

You’ve probably heard about or experienced the effects of inflation – everyday items can cost more, and the monthly inflation numbers make the news. While the increased costs we see on a regular basis can have an impact on our finances, there may be some...

Tips On How to Be a Lifelong Athlete

If you’ve been watching tennis, you may be interested to know that about 12% of U.S. tennis players are between 45 and 55, and 11% are 55 and older.[1] There are many sports that you can enjoy and excel at in your 50s and beyond. Plus, regular exercise could help you...

Examining the Future of Social Security, Medicare, and Your Taxes

The Social Security trust fund is now expected to be depleted by 2034, according to a recent report from the Social Security and Medicare trustees.[1] That’s one year earlier than they reported last year, and the pandemic is to blame. Less was collected in payroll...

How Prepared Are You for an Emergency?

When we consider everything life can throw at us, it seems important to prepare for setbacks. We’ve seen forest fires in California, Hurricane Ida, flooding in Tennessee, plus a continuation of COVID. There’s no getting rid of all the risks in life, but a...

How Would You Handle a Retirement Curveball?

Sometimes life gives us lemons, as the saying goes. In order to make lemonade, you need a plan. Whether it’s a financial crisis or a personal setback, there are events that can upend your retirement if you’re not prepared. Have a plan for handling retirement...