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What Student Loan Forgiveness Means for You

With the start of both fall and the school year, many people are still wondering about paying off their student loans, and if they’ll get any of the amounts they owe forgiven. Here’s what you need to know about the student loan forgiveness plan. What loans are being forgiven? Only federal loans are eligible for forgiveness. Private loans, such as …

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Ways to Stay Healthy as We Age

For twenty years, September has been designated as Healthy Aging Month. This annual event focuses on the benefits of getting older, with special attention to the 70 million Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and more than 65 million Generation Xers (born between 1965 and 1980), sometimes called the “middle child” generation. With approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 …

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Leaving Your Legacy: It’s Not about Money

Money runs out. Property loses its value. The importance of sentimental items never gets told. But what doesn’t lose importance is YOU. Your legacy is about what you’ve learned and sharing that story. Your legacy is your life experiences, your personal history. They can’t be passed on the same way money or objects can, but they can be recorded and …

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Seniors & Caregiving

Benefits of Journaling for Seniors and Adults

Do you keep a journal? It turns out that journaling is beneficial for everyone, not just lovelorn teens and struggling writers. Journaling can be particularly beneficial for seniors and adults. Boosts Communication and Writing Skills Keeping a journal forces you to organize your thoughts, which can help with both written and oral communication. It may also increase your vocabulary and …

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Organizing & Productivity

Achieving Simplicity

Every person views a simple life differently. For me, achieving simplicity means eliminating the unnecessary, choosing serenity over chaos, and spending time on what’s important in my life—identifying what’s important and getting rid of everything else. But, achieving simplicity is a bit more complicated than that. We suggest picking one of the areas below and working through each of them …

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Seniors & Caregiving

Senior Downsizing

Around 51% of retirees over the age of 50 decide to move and downsize. This can be an emotional process, especially if you’ve lived in one place for a while. The following tips can help you decide if downsizing is right for you and make the process easier. Reasons to Downsize Weather. According to one study, 25% of older adults …

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Seniors & Caregiving

Juggling Responsibilities in the Sandwich Generation

Being a parent is a big job. Caring for aging parents is, too. For the sandwich generation, juggling the responsibilities of both, often on top of working full time, can feel overwhelming. These tips help make it easier. Plan Ahead Saving for the future takes on a whole new meaning when you’ve got college, elder care facilities and retirement all …

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Seniors & Caregiving

Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect

In the US, millions of cases of elder abuse and neglect are reported each year, and millions more go unreported. Elder abuse may include physical, sexual, or emotional harm as well as financial exploitation or neglect by their caretakers.  Unfortunately, elders are more susceptible to abuse and neglect as the aging process leaves them frail and less able to care …

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