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When you think of great inventors, you might think of Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell. Of course, they are two of the most notable inventors, but they’re not the only ones. Some innovators who have had the biggest impact on our lives are of the Baby Boomer generation. Here are four invaluable things invented by Baby Boomers.…Read More
Many people feel ready to retire, but fewer are financially ready to do so. It’s one thing to feel you’ve accomplished enough in your career or even that you’ve saved enough, but it’s another to have a plan in place that covers everything important. If you’re ready to retire, consider your finances. Have a Plan, Not Just a…Read More
Retirement is a time for relaxation and quality time with your loved ones, but it can also be a time to explore new interests. It’s important to stay active and to challenge yourself to try new things, and research suggests that learning new things can help preserve memory functions. If you haven’t yet attempted painting, sculpting, or playing…Read More
You’ve probably passed on pieces of wisdom to your children, but have you considered how you’ll pass on your wealth? Now that you’re reaching a certain age, you may be wondering how you’ll pass on family heirlooms, property, or the wealth you’ve built over many years. Proper legacy planning could be one of the greatest gifts you give…Read More
When you’re cruising down the open road and everything is going smoothly, you’re probably not thinking about getting a flat tire. But, the reality is that it can happen at any time. Do you have a tire jack, lug wrench, and spare tire in the trunk? An under-inflated tire caused by a slow leak can be a dangerous…Read More
If your weekly grocery bill is noticeably higher or you can’t believe how expensive gas is, you’re not alone. Inflation is at 40-year highs, and a recent poll found that 52% of Americans said the most important issue facing the country is inflation. It’s significant that so many Americans recognized inflation as a major threat considering how unpredictable…Read More
Humans are creatures of habit. When we’ve spent time and effort on something over a long period of time, it’s hard to imagine living without that something. The same can be said about work! Many people nearing or in retirement age don’t think about what their day-to-day lives in retirement will be like because they simply can’t imagine…Read More
You’ll likely have several sources of income in retirement that can be taxed, such as IRA distributions and Social Security benefits. But, do you have any after-tax “buckets” that you can use strategically in retirement to help reduce your tax bill? There may be a few options available to you, so know how they work. How is a…Read More
There is almost nothing better than a beautiful day out in the sunshine, a glass of something cool in your hand, and a great book in your lap. So, when you’re packing your travel bag full of necessities or just looking for a summer escape on your front porch, consider grabbing one of these titles! The Invisible Husband…Read More
You might have been aiming to save a certain amount for retirement – and maybe you’ve already achieved that goal. But, considering inflation, an unpredictable market, and a lack of guaranteed income once your paycheck stops, you might be reconsidering whether you’ve actually saved enough. There are a few reasons why today’s retirees might fear running out of…Read More
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