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Pay Now, Die Later: Is Funeral Insurance Worth It?
3 days ago

Pay Now, Die Later: Is Funeral Insurance Worth It?

Marisa, a client, contacted me with an urgent tone in her voice. “Should I get funeral insurance? I really want to sort my funeral out, but this is a big stumbling block for me…
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How to Write Condolence Notes: 8 Tips That Might Come in Handy
5 days ago

How to Write Condolence Notes: 8 Tips That Might Come in Handy

I recently poured out my heart to a colleague about my guilt at two condolence notes left unwritten. One note was intended for a colleague whose sister had died, though I’d heard about the death long after the funeral had taken place…
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Be Your Own Music Therapist: Create a Personal Power Playlist
5 days ago

Be Your Own Music Therapist: Create a Personal Power Playlist

About 10 years ago, I found myself in an extremely stressful work situation that I hoped would improve, and I tried to keep a positive attitude. The highlight of my day was my morning subway ride, as I people-watched and listened to music…
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Squinting at the Screen? 4 Quick Fixes to Make the Text Easier to Read
6 days ago

Squinting at the Screen? 4 Quick Fixes to Make the Text Easier to Read

Long ago I started getting frustrated trying to read the tiny type on some websites. But I wasn’t giving up. Instead, I learned a quick fix that I’ve been using ever since. The quick and dirty fix is the enlarge/shrink function that I can apply to a web page with just a click…
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How Knitting Has Become a Big Part of My Life in My 60s
1 week ago

How Knitting Has Become a Big Part of My Life in My 60s

I can remember learning to knit as a small child and being delighted when I produced a hideous scarf, full of holes and dropped stitches and strangely wider at one end than the other. Read More

Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back
1 week ago

Are You “Dueling” with Clutter? How to Win the Battle and Get Your Life Back

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Are you fighting a never-ending battle with clutter? If you think you are alone, you’re not! According to the National Association of Professional Organizers: 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by clutter…

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Smartphone Addiction – Six Practical Tips for Less Screen Time
1 week ago

Smartphone Addiction – Six Practical Tips for Less Screen Time

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The beginning of the year is a ripe time to take stock of behaviors we want to change in our life. These days, many people are using their phones to a level that arguably rises to unhealthy…
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As a Boomer, Do You Feel Out of Date in Today’s Modern World?
2 weeks ago

As a Boomer, Do You Feel Out of Date in Today’s Modern World?

Do you remember when you thought your parents were so out of date, it was almost embarrassing? They didn’t know anything about the music you listened to…
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Down with Downsizing: The Art of Rightsizing Before and During Retirement
2 weeks ago

Down with Downsizing: The Art of Rightsizing Before and During Retirement

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Few trends have captured the imagination of soon-to-be retirees with as much force as downsizing. In fact, if you read most retirement blogs or books, downsizing feels like it is almost a prerequisite to moving into the next phase of your life. The truth, as I have found by managing a community of 500,000 recent retirees, is more complicated.  Read More

How Often Do You Get to Sit Comfortably on Public Transportation?
2 weeks ago

How Often Do You Get to Sit Comfortably on Public Transportation?

People who go everywhere by car may have many complaints – traffic, the price of petrol (gas), or finding a parking space. But at least they can expect to travel in comfort…
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