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2016 Tax Filing Requirements for Retirees

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are a number of factors that affect whether or not you need to file a federal income tax return this year including how much you earned last year (in 2015), and the source of that income, as well as your age and filing status.

Sometimes You Need A Dog To Remind You What It Is To Be Human

Scott Plate | Posted 02.19.2016 | Good News
Scott Plate

My stepmother died August 1, 2012. I returned to Florida for the interment of her ashes October 19, and my 84-year-old father announced he wanted to get married again. I suggested we start with a dog.

Remodeling Our Estate Plan

Inga | Posted 02.16.2016 | Fifty
Inga

You know you're getting older when you catch your adult kids walking around with a tape measure envisioning the remodel after you're dead. Actually, i...

The Massive Problem Of Senior Poverty That Should Concern Everyone

Joe Seldner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

For years, I have been asking many people this question: What will happen to the tens of millions of people over 50 -- a number growing every day -- who have no money saved, no prospects of ever earning a decent wage again, and a great many of whom have as many as 30, 40 or 50 years left to live?

AT&T's IP Transition Trials Are a Superhyped, Yet Unsuccessful, Con

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T and others claim that the 'IP Transition' is to move America to advanced technology, Internet-Protocol-based services, and AT&T filed with the FCC to do two trials; one in Delray Beach, Florida and the second in Carbon Hill, Alabama.

The Real Reason Your Wait At The Doctor's Office Is So Long

Inga | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty
Inga

I was hugely dismayed to walk into a local doctor's office recently and see the following sign: Please be advised that your waiting time could be extensive. If you are unable to continue your wait, please let the receptionist know and she will reschedule your appointment.

A Senior's Best Friend: Why Older Adults and Pets Go Together

Laura Dixon | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

Pet cats, dogs, birds and fish may be the smallest members of our households, but they claim a big place in our hearts. Our furry, feathered and scaly friends provide unconditional companionship, regardless of our current employment status, physical ability or age.

Social Responsiveness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Around the globe individuals are answering the call of addressing social issues that impact the disadvantaged and underrepresented. Through $1000 seed...

Getting Older Does Not Suck

Amy Selwyn | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Amy Selwyn

Up until recently, I have f*cking dreaded the aging process. But I am alive. And it's going to be my birthday. I am going to eat some cake and I'm going to blow out some candles. This is a plan. It's an awesome one.

How to Find Discounts for People With Disabilities

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.18.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a wide variety of discounts and services available to people with disabilities and those living with a chronic illness that can literally save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars each year. Here are some tips to help you find them.

5 Top Cruising Tips for Seniors

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whether you're booking through a travel agent or on your own, you should inquire about senior discounts.

7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Today, I am putting you to work so grab some paper and a pencil. No, really, grab some paper and a pencil !!! Today is all about moti...

Anyone Can Code

Amrita Venkatraman | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Amrita Venkatraman

It was an incredible experience: teaching a set of people without any prior knowledge a new, relatively difficult skill that they were unfamiliar with. Even though the workshop had started off as something haphazard and improvised, the attendees had learned something. And so had I.

Don't Fall for Vitamin D

Tod Cooperman, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Tod Cooperman, M.D.

What's the bottom line from this and other recent studies of vitamin D? Only take what you need -- a good lesson any time.

The Noteworthy Charitable Causes of the NFL's Alumni Players

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports
Sherwin Sheik

The NFL's alumni is to be commended for choosing to support causes that won't generate widespread publicity but where their involvement will make a meaningful difference for the people they will interact with.

Helping an Aging Parent With Their Finances

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Millions of adult children today serve as financial helpers to their elderly or ill parents or other loved ones. They provide services like paying bills, handling deposits and investments, filing insurance claims, preparing taxes and more. Here are some tips and resources that can help you help them.

9 Fabulous Gift Ideas For Older Loved Ones

Laura Dixon | Posted 12.19.2015 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

When you ask your parent, grandparent, or other older loved one what they'd like as a holiday gift, you're liable to hear a noncommittal response like, "I'll love anything you give me" - or "I have everything I need." With little to go on, it's easy to get stumped as to what to give these special people in our lives.

The Lesbian Chronicles 2

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Inside of me lives a very young girl that has feigned dead for most of my life. That little girl stayed silent to protect me, and as a survivor mechanism it worked well, but I now need to be present for my young self, I do not want to stay hidden and silent any longer.

Attention Medicare Recipients and Advocates: Get Face to Face with a new Paperwork Mess

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.

Random Acts of Compassionate Connection

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Loneliness hurts. We don't need a slew of...

6 Service Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Michael A. Moodian

In an era in which we have a polarized country with political parties that cannot agree on much, there are many societal problems that can be addressed and/or improved upon if we, as Americans, all commit to service on a regular basis.

Negative Thoughts About 'Old People' Linked To Alzheimer's Risk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.08.2015 | Fifty

A word of caution for anyone who thinks "old people" are just feeble and decrepit -- you might not fare so well yourself when you get to that age. Two...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sally Swanson

Snippet Park: Remember those words. Thinking differently sure makes the world a more friendly and accessible place. And the experience I felt straight...

Insurance Authorizations: How to Get the Home Health Care You Need, When You Need It

Marki Flannery | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

At age 88, Mrs. J. has lived in the same Brooklyn neighborhood for more than a quarter century. A few months ago, she was taken to the hospital with a...

Emerging Crisis for Seniors: It's Probably Not What You Think

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

As November is National Caregiver Month, I wanted to shine a light on a topic that caregivers and their loved ones are facing at increasing rates, but that very few people are talking about in public -- senior malnutrition.