Monthly Archives: November 2013

WHO WILL YOU BE IN RETIREMENT?

KEEPING ACTIVE – DAVE BERNARD-If you are like most of us Baby Boomers, you have been at this working thing for 30 or more years by now. During those joyful years, you did not have to worry much about what … Continue reading

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TRAVELS WITH MARK AND MARTY; YUMA, ARIZONA

OPEN FORM – KAREN, MARTY, MARK AND JOE–                                Who knew there was so much water in the middle of the desert? Retirees have long been attracted to Yuma’s warm winter climate (often the hottest place in the U.S.). Affordable medical and … Continue reading

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SOCIAL SECURITY ADVANCED STRATEGIES; A CASE STUDY

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS– A real-life case study illustrates three strategies for maximizing Social Security: delay, file and suspend, and spouse-only payments. True story, except the names are changed: I was wrapping up a client education event for a … Continue reading

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SINGLE CABINS AVAILABLE ON EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES

TRAVEL – TOM SMITH– More and more single travelers are looking at European river cruises  for a trouble free vacation and the chance to see a great deal of Europe while only unpacking a suitcase once!  The European river cruises … Continue reading

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THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON EXCERCISE

LIVING HEALTHY – ANDY BAXTER– Food for thought – we know a lot more about the brain now than we did twenty years ago.  By the end of this blog you will know more about neuroplasticity – the ability of … Continue reading

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TRAVELS WITH MARK AND MARTY

OPEN FORUM – KAREN, MARTY, MARK AND JOE– Lake Havasu, Arizona “Although it’s been said many times, many ways…” No, I don’t mean “Merry Christmas”! I am echoing the sound of the multitudes of Snowbirds when they arrive in Arizona … Continue reading

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ATTENTION CARE GIVERS!

SENIOR LIVING – CHERIE HENRY– Respite: A usually short interval of rest or relief One of the dangers of caregiving is burn-out.  We all need a respite from responsibilities, whatever they are, to perform at our best.  In particular, if … Continue reading

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SOCIAL SECURITY FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES

THINKING RETIREMENT – ANDY LANDIS – When society changes, Social Security follows suit.  A recent Supreme Court ruling opened the door to Social Security spouse payments for same-sex couples.  SSA is developing policy to comply with the ruling. In order … Continue reading

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