10 Questions to answer before you Retire:

10 Questions to answer before you Retire:

Let me dispel a big myth right now: Early retirement is not for everyone. Early retirement won’t magically fix everything we wish was different about us or our lives, and it comes with its own set of pitfalls and stresses. To some of us, those things are worth it, but...
Exercises for the “Over 55” Crowd

Exercises for the “Over 55” Crowd

“Age does not depend on years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.” – Tryon Edwards.   This statement holds true as aging is a state of mind – you are as old as you think you are! A healthy lifestyle during your...
How Vet Scams Work

How Vet Scams Work

(Operation Protect Veterans is exposing schemes like these 5 that are aimed at ex-military members)    Pension Predators.  Billie Jo Slater of Mounds View, MN, borrowed against her late husband’s military pension to pay for her dog’s emergency surgery, but the...
Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 pint fresh blueberries       1 teaspoon salt       1 teaspoon baking powder 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups white sugar 2 cups shredded zucchini 3 cups...
IS IT TIME TO SPLURGE?

IS IT TIME TO SPLURGE?

(Having a nest egg is great, but don’t sacrifice needlessly) Here’s a surprising question. Do we become too frugal when we retire? Those of us who have spent years pinching our pennies to fatten our nest eggs often find it hard to get out of the habit. At the age when...
GUARD YOUR MEMORY

GUARD YOUR MEMORY

(New research reveals what works—and what doesn’t) There is no pill or procedure to help you maintain your memories (yet). But researchers have found several lifestyle factors that can influence your brain’s ability to remember facts and events with fewer glitches....