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5 Reasons Retirees Need Vacations Too

Next Avenue | Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Irene S. Levine When someone works or is a student, taking time off to travel or relax at home is considered a neces...

How Reverse Mortgages Work in 2014

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Tighter rules on reverse mortgages that have recently gone into affect have made them harder to get, especially for seniors with heavy debt problems.

What 30-Year-Old Retirees Can Teach The Rest Of Us

Next Avenue | Greg Daugherty | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Greg Daugherty Many Americans today say they despair of ever being able to retire, let alone retire early. But a the...

Why People Are Still Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Older Couples Having Sex

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

In their youth, baby boomers were well known for breaking taboos, especially with regards to sexual behavior. Easier access to birth control and changing moral values contributed to that. Now that this generation is approaching retirement age, it appears that some of these attitudes have survived and influence how sex among older adults is viewed today.

The Cutest Hollywood Re-Enactments You'll Ever See

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Well this is too stinking cute! Proving you're never too old to live your dreams, a group of German retirees suited up to recreate famous movie scenes...

Michigan Seniors Will Feel the Pain of Governor Snyder's Insensitive Tax on Pensions

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 03.08.2014 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

It must be the dogged CEO in him, the strict businessman who only sees the dollar figures and not the people behind those numbers. To me, that's the only explanation for Gov. Snyder's scheme to raise taxes on pensions for senior citizens across this great state.

Seniors Saving Big on Rx Drugs and Preventive Services Under Affordable Care Act

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Americans, including seniors, across the country are becoming more and more familiar with the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. More and more are sharing their stories with me. Certainly, Medicare beneficiaries are benefiting, but so are their loved ones.

RV Travel Tips for Beginners

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom RV travel offers have made them immensely popular among retirees over the past decade.

And What's Your Mother's Maiden Name?

Neale Godfrey | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Neale Godfrey

dentity theft can be accomplished as simply as someone getting information from your charge receipt or stealing your credit card. But, as more safeguards have been implemented, thieves have become more sophisticated.

Baby Boomers' Interest In Retiring Overseas Is Growing

InvestmentNews | Mary Beth Franklin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

It seems that interest in retiring overseas is growing as some aging baby boomers review their often-inadequate nest eggs and contemplate creative alt...

5 Great Seasonal Jobs For Post 50s

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Seasonal jobs are a great way for retirees to earn some extra income in a low-stress, no commitment setting. From working as an extra on the set of a ...

The 7 Prettiest Places To Retire in the U.S.

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Ashley Neglia | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty

Whether retirement is close at hand or on the horizon, imagine yourself in one of these picturesque cities. Make Your Golden Years Even More Glorio...

A Job in Paradise

Steve Gillman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Steve Gillman

Every day I work I am asked by passengers several times, "Aren't you too young to be a driver?" My biggest shock was discovering that I am indeed the youngest driver out of about sixty that make up the team. I'm a year shy of 50. The oldest drivers are in their eighties.

The Chained CPI: A Bad Deal for Our Seniors and Veterans

Camille Rivera | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

We must stand up for our seniors and veterans -- in New York and across the country -- and urge our lawmakers to reject any cuts to the benefits on which they rely, including raising the retirement age or slashing cost of living adjustments.

How to Choose a Medigap Supplemental Policy

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

f you're planning to choose original Medicare for your health coverage, getting a supplemental policy (also known as Medigap insurance) is a good idea if you can afford it, because it will help pay for things that aren't covered by Medicare like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles.

Why This 90-Year-Old Crossing Guard Is Finally Giving Up His Neon Jacket

Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty

For more than two decades 90-year-old Fred Blackman has helped kids in Palm Bay, Florida safely cross the street and go to school. But now, accordi...

The Biggest Threat To Future Retirees

A. Barry Rand | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
A. Barry Rand

An analysis by the President's Council of Economic Advisors shows that lowering the growth rate of health care costs by 1.5 percentage points per year will increase the real income of middle-class families by $2,600 in 2020; $10,000 in 2030; and $24,300 by 2040. That's real relief for real people.

Top 10 Tax-Friendliest States For Retirees

Posted 03.28.2013 | Fifty

Surprise expenses -- like rising healthcare costs -- can eat away at your retirement savings. Another cost you'll have to look out for? Taxes. If you'...

It's the Entitlements, Stupid!

Michael Farr | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released its updated budget projections for 2013 through 2023. The new projections reflect all development...

Building Rural Libraries Close to Heaven

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

How do you bring the world to a remote Andean village? More than the world, how do you give kids in your birth village access to knowledge beyond the school curriculum and local folklore?

5 Tips for Your Commencement 2.0

Mark Chimsky | Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty
Mark Chimsky

We graduated from college with a diploma and a dream but not much certainty as to what path our lives would take or even who we'd become along the way. Most of us leapt before we looked and landed okay. So, why the dread over what I'll call "commencement 2.0"?

Investors Are Waiting for a Clear Sign They'll Never Get

Jeremy Kisner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Money
Jeremy Kisner

The Dow hit a level not seen since December 2007. The questions many are asking are: Why in the world are stocks going up? Doesn't the market realize we're facing an election year, an upcoming fiscal cliff, and unrest in the Middle East?

Matt Sledge

47 Percent This Year Includes At Least 20.2 Million Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Senior citizens support Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama by a margin of about 20 percent, according to a recent Rasmussen poll. ...

A Buddha State of Mind

Paula Boggs | Posted 10.10.2012 | Fifty
Paula Boggs

I'm a one-month-old retiree boomer hanging out for now in the "City Different." For twenty-eight years I shackled myself to someone else's payroll, product, "strategic plan" and timetable.

What Neither Candidate Will Admit -- Social Security Is Desperately Broke

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Social Security is desperately broke -- 31 percent underfunded to be exact. This is not my opinion. This is its own measure of its unfunded liability. Patchwork fixes to Social Security aren't the way to go.