From the monthly archives: December 2014

It’s the time of year when millions of people resolve to get off the couch and into the gym. While advice on how to become active floats around the airwaves or appears in print, it’s mostly aimed at a general audience. For older adults, advice can range from the helpful to the downright dangerous.
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Ageism and Retirement

On December 23, 2014 By

Does age discrimination exist?

Not legally.  The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), passed in 1967, states, “It shall be unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of […]

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One year before you retire is a great time to assess your situation and make sure you will really be ready for that gold watch.

Here are some steps you need to consider before retiring:

Start with a budget.

You should already have calculated how much money you will need each year in […]

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The ability to make a will is a right given by state statute.

If you don’t make a will, the state law of intestacy determines who gets your property. If you do make a will and things in your life change, sometimes state law causes a change in your will. This is called “modification by […]

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Road Warrior Wisdom II

On December 11, 2014 By

The traveling process consists of three stress points–the letting go, separation, and the reentry of each trip. The longer the trip, the more intense the stress at each point.

Stress Point 1: Letting Go
The period just before departure is a time of stress for both traveler and loved ones as they anticipate the […]

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Road Warrior Wisdom I

On December 8, 2014 By

For frequent travelers and their relationships, travel means separation and stress.

Some travelers arrive home to find chaos; others discover that life went on just fine in their absence. Here are some tips for lessening the strain.

The popular film “Up in the Air” makes business travel look as stressful and isolating as it can […]

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What’s the difference between the day before your birthday and the day after?  Practically speaking, nothing at all.  Whether you’re turning 30, 40, 50, 65, or 90, there’s no reason to assume you’re doomed to decline after a certain age — especially if you’re doing everything you can to stay healthy and active.

The following […]

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Start with the premise — Silicon Valley VC firms matter for entrepreneur success.  Is this true? And especially, is it true for early stage companies, with founders that are known to VCs; or do angel investors or startup money from friends and family matter more? Instead of speculating, consider the leading Silicon Valley […]

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