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7 Painless Ways To Cut Expenses In Retirement

(5) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 8:04 AM

Those of us who are retired know it's hard to live on a fixed income, especially since low interest rates have squeezed extra income from savings accounts down to a trickle. The alternative is to lower our expenses. No one wants to give up the things they enjoy, whether it’s...

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7 Ways Baby Boomers Can Be Happier

(4) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 1:51 PM

Studies from AARP, the National Opinion Research Center and elsewhere offer us a new understanding of who is happy, and perhaps more importantly, why some people are happier than others. The bad news: Baby boomers in general are not as happy as the generations that went before them....

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Do You Give Money to Your Grownup Kids?

(11) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 7:56 AM

I had dinner with some friends the other night. Their younger daughter graduated from college last May. She'd been an average student and didn't have any interest in continuing her education. She just wanted to get a decent job and start experiencing life. However, like most of her friends, she...

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Where Are The Men?

(459) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 9:24 AM

I lost my job at age 53, never to find full-time employment again. Now 10 years later, I find myself sitting at home, working around the house, playing golf with my friends and picking up a few freelance assignments -- while my better half goes off every day to her...

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Why Men Should Behave More Like Women

(150) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 9:14 AM

Men don't live as long as women -- but there is something they can do about it.

We all know that in general women live longer than men. The average life expectancy of a male born in the United States today is about 76 years. For a female...

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Social Security: 4 Reasons To Collect As Soon As You Can

(479) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 10:01 AM

Most financial experts tell you to wait at least until full retirement age, and maybe longer, before signing up for Social Security. There's a good reason for this. Social Security is like an annuity, providing you with a guaranteed monthly payment for the rest of your life, no matter how...

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