From the monthly archives: July 2013

A recent study by Northwestern Mutual found half of Americans are less financially secure than they thought they would be at this point in their lives. This study is released at the same time the percentage of Americans saying they hold individual stocks, stock mutual funds, or stocks in their 401(k) or IRA fell to […]

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50-plus tennis players can prevent injury and improve performance through total-body strength training.

 Active older adults typically perform a variety of physical activities, but few of these provide progressive resistance exercise. For example, walking, running, cycling, swimming and other aerobic activities promote cardiovascular fitness, but they do not prevent the five-to seven- pound-per-decade muscle loss […]

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I live in a state with swaying palm trees, the second longest coastline (after Alaska), no state income tax, and a place that made the expression “hanging chads” popular. 

Yup, you guessed it – Florida.

My husband and I love the warmth, glittering sea, and verdant greenery of the Sunshine State, but the mighty West, […]

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Most adults know that the average American adds about 1 pound of body weight every year on the bathroom scale.

Most adults periodically address this problem by following calorie-restricted diets. Many also try various forms of endurance exercise (walking, jogging, cycling, dancing, stepping, ski machines, etc.) to help reduce their weight by burning additional calories. […]

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Preposterous Portions

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We’ve heard the scary statistics about the expanding waistlines of the American public – a recent CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) study reports that a third of adults and 16% of children are obese.

 

Proposed culprits include TV, the Internet, inactivity, viruses, lack of sleep, easy availability of fast food, heavy friends, […]

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Tom Lauricella’s column in the Wall Street Journal questions the reliability of being able to withdrawal 4% to 5% from your portfolio throughout retirement. See “Why Your Nest Egg May Not Last.”

The so-called “Safe Withdrawal Rate” is from a study done by Trinity University in 1998 that examines the likelihood of a portfolio […]

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Safe driving is an important issue for everyone – especially seniors!

Although older drivers are at a higher risk of becoming involved in an automobile accident than younger drivers, not everyone is an “accident waiting to happen” – and in fact many seniors are better drivers than today’s young’ens. We all age at different […]

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