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What is the Christmas 4 Gift Rule?
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What is the Christmas 4 Gift Rule?

The Christmas 4 Gift Rule is a simple way to make sure you keep your holiday shopping stress-free. It’s a rule that you can use to guide your gift buying decisions and it’s especially useful for families with young children who might not understand the concept of giving yet. The idea behind this rule is…

Finding companionship after 50 online
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Finding companionship after 50 online

Attention to those over 50 – If you’re tired of going to the movies by yourself, or you’ve given up on meeting the “perfect companion” in the produce aisle, it may be time to take the plunge into online dating. Online dating has actually turned out to be a great option for finding companionship after…

What is It Like Living on a Cruise Ship Permanently?
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What is It Like Living on a Cruise Ship Permanently?

Live Aboard Life on a Cruise Ship: Pros & Cons The average person spends about two weeks onboard a cruise ship in their lifetime. But what would it be like if you were to live on a cruise ship permanently? Cruise ships offer a unique way to live on the water. And the idea of…

Pickleball: The latest in Competitive Socializing
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Pickleball: The latest in Competitive Socializing

According to the USA Pickleball Association, Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating the game.  Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment…

Aging Parents and Driving: When Taking the Keys Away from Them is the Right Decision
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Aging Parents and Driving: When Taking the Keys Away from Them is the Right Decision

Many empty nesters are finding that they are replacing childcare with ‘parent care’. This is the life situation that has caused many in our age group to be referred to as the ‘sandwich generation‘. One of those life decisions that such empty nesters face in that situation is their aging parents and driving. When is the right time to address that concern?

Retirement Financial Pitfalls | Your 60’s are the New 50’s
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Retirement Financial Pitfalls | Your 60’s are the New 50’s

Tax filing season is upon us (as of this publishing date), and we may not be focused on our long-term goals until our filing is completed. But, once tax season is behind you, ignore these retirement financial pitfalls during the coming year at your peril.  As this video from MarketWatch points out, the retirement landscape…

What Experts Are Saying about Empty Nest Syndrome
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What Experts Are Saying about Empty Nest Syndrome

The Empty Nest Syndrome (ENS) refers to the feelings of melancholy and loneliness that parents experience after their children leave home to pursue independent living. It’s a time of transition for both parents and children, as their lives change forever. But experts say that empty nest syndrome does not have to be a time of…