While we can't control how long we live, which conditions we may develop or exactly what our healthcare will cost, there are some steps women can take to reduce this worry.
Congress is again fighting over the budget with Republicans now demanding cuts in federal employee benefits. Is this really about the budget? Or is it about destroying government? Meanwhile hundreds of billions of taxes owed by corporations remain uncollected.
We all face challenges in life and Boomers are seriously being buffeted from all directions at once. It is possible to create more happiness in your life but it takes real work.
It's certainly still possible to find a place to eat overseas that will make you sick, but over the past dozen years of living in and traveling around Latin America, we've found that many of the stomach problems expats get come from two common sources that have nothing to do with poor food preparation or foul water.
Going abroad sometimes comes as a response to a personal shakeup: the end of a relationship, a financial loss, or the passing of a loved one. Getting out of Dodge, at least for a while, can provide the opportunity to gain a fresh perspective and explore your options.
This Thursday many of us will gather with family and friends, filling up on stuffing and stories, perhaps overlooking the real sense of gratitude hidden in the name of the holiday. As I approach an inevitably crowded flight east to be with loved ones of my own, I am reminded of an experience for which I am truly grateful.
No matter who we are or where we come from or why we moved in the first place, there is something about Thanksgiving that--somehow, somewhere--brings us together. Even Canadians, Europeans, and locals.
You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.
Expats have settled all over Belize, but one spot is starting to earn lots of attention lately... Corozal, the northernmost of Belize's six districts.
It wasn't so long ago that employers could usher you out the door because you had celebrated a birthday that made you "too old to work" in the eyes of some of them. With the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967, Congress decreed that couldn't happen before age 65, and in 1986, mandatory retirement was eliminated for most occupations.
Isabelle and Robert Shahverdians lived and breathed stress and chaos in Los Angeles. Their lives were filled with long work days and long commutes, all to pay for life in the fast lane.
Most of us say that we want a successful retirement. Unfortunately, too many of us don't think things through, and could end up unprepared for retirement. It's remarkably easy to wreck your retirement years.
Let's face it, dumping your old life and taking off to live -- even part time -- in Ecuador or Belize or any other likely foreign haven is not what most folks do. They may dream about it. But actually doing it is not something most folks seriously consider. It isn't what most people would call "normal."
New to town, eager to meet people and explore new activities in my post-retirement era, I searched the local newspaper for clues to previously unexplored terrain.
We now find life more convenient than it ever was back where we could get 10 brands of anything on the planet. Because we no longer need 10 brands of everything... we just need one, and we've become very used to it being within easy walking distance in excellent weather.