The most-overlooked financial planning tool that's free to everyone What did you do with that envelope that used to arrive once a year with estimates of your future Social Security benefits? You might have reviewed the information. You may have even filed the statement away as a reference. Now, this powerful financial planning tool is as close as the nearest computer.
Find hot flash relief the natural way As women enter their 40s and 50s, it's inevitable. Menopause will begin. And so will the hot flashes. At the onset of "the change," many women turn to their moms, sisters and friends for advice on how to beat the heat during unpleasant and uninvited hot flashes. While each woman can offer her advice on relief, you might find that different treatments work for different women.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: As many as 1 in 7 have it, but few speak of it It's a disorder that affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. Its exact cause is not known and for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, the symptoms can have a significant impact on their life. It may impact a person's emotional, personal and work life. And there's the additional ...
Five money-saving tips for boomers and seniors Many Americans are in the process of reassessing their spending patterns, and boomers and seniors are no exception. Seventy-three percent of adults over age 50 started saving more or cutting back on spending last year, compared to 2010, according to a November 2011 report by the AARP. In many cases, the new spirit of fru...
Learning to connect in today's society keeps relationships strong Whether it's at work, at home or among friends, building and maintaining relationships is one of the most important parts of life. As people get older, however, the ways in which connections are made and kept change due to life adjustments, new technology and health.
Emotions run high for today's pre-retirees Has the economy soured Americans' views on retirement? A wide range of emotions currently exist among different generations regarding retirement - spanning from positivity and contentment to anxiety and regret. Here are some tips to help Americans get their retirement plans back on track in 2012.
Non-adherence is killing us, needlessly Millions of Americans are plagued by chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis. These are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all existing health problems in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there's another, lesser-known conditi...
Waterproof hearing aids allow Americans to get out and play Not too long ago Susan Kladitis felt like quitting life. The young grandmother and native of the Florida gulf coast is an avid kayaker and boater. Kladitis lives for the time she spends on the water with her family. But her old hearing aids placed far too many limitations on her lifestyle.
Liver disease: unmanaged condition exacts a heavy toll Chronic liver disease, which often leads to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) saps the body's vitality. Worse, it can rob someone of their mind. Here's what you need to know about this disease that is increasing nationwide.
Get your finances fit for summer For many of us, summer is a time of vacations, day trips across the state and family reunions with loved ones we haven't seen all year. It's also a time when we tend to overextend our budgets in order to do as much as possible and pay little attention to how it affects our overall financial plan.
Five tips for choosing a nursing home Transitioning to life in a nursing home can be difficult, especially after living independently. When thinking about the next step for yourself or a loved one, it is important to consider how the quality of care you receive will affect your health and well-being. It's helpful to plan ahead, consider all your long-term-care options, and make good financial plans early.