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How To Put Money Worries Aside By Retiring Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.14.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We write about retiring overseas. It's what we know. And we admit we've not lived in the U.S. for 15 years now ... Still, we do know something about the retirement concerns of our friends and fellow baby boomers that are still working in the U.S. today. In just a couple of words: They're worried.

The 4 Unplanned Lifestyle Changes I Noticed When I Retired

Bill Flanigin | Posted 09.14.2016 | Fifty
Bill Flanigin

The day I became vested in the Teachers Retirement System of Texas, I retired. I was 51, and had taught school for 29 years. Sure, I was young for a retiree, but aging school teachers are measured with a multiplier more in terms of 'dog years' than regular years.

Grandma Fights To Stay In The Treehouse She's Lived In 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.15.2016 | Fifty

Treehouses are the sort of thing grandparents might build for their grandkids to play in. But for Shawnee Chasser of North Miami, Florida, a treehouse...

Grandmas Use Discarded Plastic Bags To Make Beds For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.14.2016 | Fifty

WPSD Local 6: Your news, weather, and sports authority You might not think much of those plastic shopping bags you’ve been hoarding in the kit...

Airplanes Give New Meaning To Phrase 'Get On Top Of Me'

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.12.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Last year, airplane manufacturer Airbus filed an amusing patent for two-story seating in its wide-body aircraft. The patent, presented in a proposal titled 'Passenger Arrangement for Vehicles,' shows a mezzanine level of seats reachable by steps.

The 7 Hard Truths About Aging That Everyone Should Know

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.13.2016 | Fifty

We’ve updated this post that ran a few years ago because, as we all know, every day is a new learning opportunity ― and we feel smarter now. Plus ...

Why A Bruce Springsteen Concert Will Change You Forever

Al DeLuise | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

In 1977 I saw Springsteen in Philadelphia. He played for four hours, ran all over the stage, and periodically scurried up the stacked amps with ease and then jumped back down to earth. Some 40 years later Springsteen still performs for four hours while my biggest concern at the concert was wondering how many times I would have to get up and go to the bathroom.

Turning 65? Here's When You Should Enroll In Medicare

Diane Archer | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

Confusion about when to enroll in Medicare for people turning 65 can have costly consequences. Depending on your situation, if you sign up for Medicare, you could be paying for insurance you don't need.

Grandma Celebrates First Day Of College With The Most Charming Photo

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty

With back-to-school season in full swing, it’s not unusual to see giddy kindergartners posing for their first day of school photos in front of their...

You Won't Believe What This 1,700-Year-Old Obituary Says

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.12.2016 | Fifty

A 1,700-year-old obituary, which had been archived for 27 years, has finally been translated ― and raises some interesting questions about previousl...

Gaining New Perspectives By Moving Overseas | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty

If you feel 'stuck,' stressed out, or trapped in your current situation, I can't say that simply moving abroad will help you. But when you make that commitment ... when you make that leap ... something does fundamentally change inside you.

Neighbors Join Forces To Repair Older Woman's Dilapidated House

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty

A New Jersey woman has learned just how far community kindness can go. A few months back, Anne Glancey, a retired teacher, received a notice from city...

Carrie Fisher Gets Super Candid About Aging In The Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty

Millions of fans have seen her appearances in the “Star Wars” film franchise, but actress Carrie Fisher says watching herself on screen is the las...

How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

Laura Munson | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Laura Munson

What does it really mean to find your voice? I use this word 'voice' all the time when I talk about writing.

Older Drivers Aren't The Most Dangerous, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty

New research from the U.K.’s Swansea University challenges the idea that older people are the most dangerous drivers on the road. Researchers ana...

I've Become My Parents. And It's A Good Thing.

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 09.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

While cleaning to move my home office last week, I packed boxes and thought how my dad would do it -- "Towels together but leave one out for my first ...

How This Heroic Chihuahua Saved Its 92-Year-Old Owner's Life

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty

When Marie Alexander adopted her pet chihuahua, she probably never expected the pup would end up saving her life. The 92-year-old says she’s alive t...

A Few Words To Those Who Owe Me An Apology

Nancy Roman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I don't have a lot of revenge fantasies. It's not that I'm such a goody-two-shoes. Well, okay, I'm a little bit of a goody-two-shoes. I believe in the power of Being Nice. Which is why I don't have much in the way of revenge fantasies. What I have, though, are apology fantasies.

The Power Of Community -- Both Actual And Virtual -- And A Lost Tortoise

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Sometimes, it takes a village to rescue a tortoise. I was driving down my alley when I spied an animal ambling along the entrance to my garage. Was it a possum out during the day? A wounded cat? I got out of my car to avoid hitting it and ... it was a huge tortoise.

A Sneak Peek At 60-Year-Old Dominatrix' Upcoming All-Nude Book Party

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.14.2016 | Fifty

Sandra LaMorgese was a holistic practitioner for many years before she lost her wellness clinic in the wake of the Great Recession in 2011. The 60-yea...

Richard Branson Says We're All Guilty Of This Retirement Mistake

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty

He’s already made his billions and built a business empire, but don’t ask Richard Branson when he’s going to call it a day. The 66-year-old entr...

This Is What's Wrong With The World

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.06.2016 | Fifty

If integrity is doing the right thing when nobody is watching, I’d like to have a word with the people who thought it would be hilarious to knock ov...

The 5 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself In Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.06.2016 | Fifty

You know when you are lying to yourself, right? It’s something we all do on occasion — for various reasons. But by the time you are 50, there are ...

The 2 Biggest Things Trump Supporters Have Wrong

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.05.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

The bottom line is that, had Donald Trump invested his inheritance and done nothing more than that, he would be worth more than he is now. In other words, his fortune has actually been diminished by his business abilities.

When You Start To Spot Those Little Gray Hairs

Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow | Posted 09.04.2016 | Fifty
Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow

Hey, let's face it... aging isn't all that it's cracked up to be. How can 40 be the new 30, and 50 be the new 40? Somehow we think the mathematicians are all mixed up. And even better... are they crazy? 60 is the new ... oh forget it.