Retirement Planning

No Matter the Age, There's No Place Like Home

The word “home” takes on added meaning around the holiday season. For many, — hopefully most — home represents security and acceptance. A place to retreat when things don’t go your way; a place to celebrate when they do. Not long ago, the holidays were the one time of the year when the family reconvened…

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Digital Evolution Changes Way We Shop, Interact

The Internet, much like radio and television before it, has changed modern society and the way we interact with each other. It’s even changed the way companies market products to consumers. Social media has essentially redistributed power from brands to individuals thanks to immediate and evergreen feedback that customers can write about the products they…

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Making the Most of Life After Work

Most working folks go through the daily grind week after week, counting down the years to retirement. But before you get too excited about walking away from your 9 to 5, consider the alternative lifestyle that comes with not going to work. Read More:  23-Making the Most of Life After Work_12-22-15 Global Financial Private Capital…

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Indefatigable Solutions

Some people put off looking into long-term care, either because they think it’s too far down the road or they may not need it altogether. Despite research showing people are living longer than ever, only 22 percent of respondents to a recent survey believed they would need long-term care in the future, while about one-third…

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What Could Your Future Look Like

If your picture of the typical retirement consists of a retiree spending her days strolling the grounds of her pricey assisted living complex with her spouse of forty years, today’s picture of the modern retirement may surprise you. While many seniors enjoy growing old with their spouse, the marriage statistics for younger generations make that…

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Values of Adulthood: A True Cause and Effect

Sometimes it’s interesting to think back to how our upbringing determined how we developed our specific set of ideals. After all, the situations and experiences we faced early in life can have a big impact on the paths we chose in adulthood. Our earliest impressions of the world are an extension of the behaviors we…

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Talkin' Bout My Generation

A generation gap exists whenever different age groups interact, but never are the differences more evident than when parents are in the process of raising teenagers. There are a plethora of factors that differentiate generations — communication mediums, interests, values, work ethic — and the list goes on and on. Psychologists say the divide between…

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Feeling Like a Fish Out of Water

As the 2016 election approaches, immigration is being brought up more than ever. But the issue is nothing new, and will still be around long after the next U.S. President is elected. Some have viewed immigration as a concern since the French, Spanish, Dutch and Swedish settled in America back in the late 16th century,…

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You Might Be Overdue for a Leadership Shakeup

In September, a celebrated visit from Pope Francis made quite an impression on Americans. During a political era when discussions of both church and state are increasingly divisive, somehow the Argentinian leader of the Catholic Church grabbed attention from every end of the spectrum for his message of unity and cooperation. In many ways, Pope…

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Young Adults Left Waiting on Post-Recession Employment

Underemployment is a problem that has been particularly difficult on recent college graduates, but its effects are felt by all demographics. Although the unemployment rate is down, you could say we have the most well-educated bartenders and busboys in history. The World Economic Forum found that most college-educated workers took jobs in low-earning industries between…

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