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Why Do I Keep Breaking My New Year’s Resolutions?

The concept of New Year’s resolutions dates back to ancient times. The ancient Babylonians are credited with being the first to make New Year’s resolutions. They would make promises to their gods at the start of each year to earn their favor. The Romans also made New Year’s resolutions and made promises to Janus, the […]

Closing Out the Year with a Smile!

It was Pope George XIII that declared New Year’s Day an official day of celebration in 1582. Early festivities included yelling, hollering, and blowing horns at midnight to scare away evil spirits from the prior year. While you may not have evil spirits to thwart, here are five easy ways to end your year with […]

How to Enjoy a Long Layover

For many travelers, the last thing they want to endure is a long layover before continuing to their next destination. But with a bit of planning and forethought, you can make your next layover not only tolerable – but enjoyable too! Read on to learn about our top 3 layover tips. Catch Up An airport […]

Are You Paying Too Much for Auto Insurance?

Car insurance is one of the most important financial products you will purchase during your lifetime. A good policy will help you replace a stolen vehicle, repair damage caused by an accident, and pay for injuries suffered by drivers and passengers. But with so many insurance companies, it can take a lot of work to […]

6 Cold Weather Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again – the cold weather is here! Unfortunately, though cold weather offers many fun seasonal activities, it can also be uncomfortable and dangerous. To stay safe and healthy during the cold weather, make sure to follow these six tips: Stay well nourished – To avoid feeling sluggish and out of […]

10 Tips for Managing Cholesterol Levels

Have you been told you need to manage your cholesterol levels? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), almost 94 million Americans over 20 have a total cholesterol level above what physicians recommend. Cholesterol is a wax-like substance produced by the liver. Too much cholesterol can build up in […]

How Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustments Affect Your Taxes

Social security benefits are poised to increase more than in the past 40 years. The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be a whopping 8.7% for beneficiaries in 2023. The increase will undoubtedly come as a welcome change as the nation grapples with rampant inflation. However, the total amount of the increase may not find its way […]

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need Right Now?

You know that you need life insurance, but are you sitting in front of your computer wondering how much you need? If so, you’re not alone. There are many reasons why individuals procrastinate when purchasing life insurance. Some are overwhelmed by all the options, while others believe coverage is too expensive. However, not knowing how […]

3 Top Tips for Better Posture

Proper posture is a must for people of all ages. The benefits of good posture are well documented and include increased confidence, easier breathing, and a reduced risk of injury. But as we age, maintaining a healthy posture becomes more difficult if we stray from a healthy and active lifestyle. To help improve your posture, […]

Fun Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

A perfect retirement can conjure up images of a life full of adventure, happiness, and zest. But often, this is only the case for some retirees. Once you cross the finish line with your profession, you may soon realize that retirement is, well, boring. The first few years of retirement are typically filled with travel […]

Building Bone Density for Seniors

Healthy and strong bones serve two essential purposes. First, they support our bodies so we can walk, move, and perform all the wonderful activities we enjoy. They enable participation in physical pursuits like golfing, sports, and even dancing. Second, our bones protect our internal organs from becoming damaged. Without bones, our heart, lungs, and other […]

Living Outside Your Comfort Zone in Retirement

For many people, retirement is a time to relax and take it easy. But for others, it’s an opportunity to start living outside their comfort zone. There are so many things to do and see in the world, and retirement is the perfect time to explore. Here are just a few ideas on how to […]

16 Tips for Keeping Your Home Secure While You’re Away

Whether you’re planning a summer vacation, heading south for the winter, or just taking a weekend trip, it’s essential to take precautions to secure your home while you’re away. Here are 16 tips to help keep your home safe while you are elsewhere. Keep a light on – Turn off most of your lights but […]

3 Top Habits that Lead to a Happy Life After Retirement

If you’re like most retirees, you’ve dreamed of a life of leisure and relaxation post career life. But even after years of planning and saving, retirement may not be as carefree as you anticipated. In fact, you may still find yourself struggling with some common issues that retirees face. That’s why we’ve put together this […]

Should You Insure Your Gifts?

Gifts are special, as they can mean so much to the person receiving them. But what if something goes wrong with the present? It can be an incredibly frustrating experience and something that you might not want to risk happening again. That’s why it’s often worth considering buying insurance on gifts as a way of […]