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Archive for January 2018

Study Proves Aging a One-Way Process

As you may have already suspected, aging is not a reversible process. This was confirmed in a new study titled “Intercellular Competition and Inevitability of Multicellular Aging,” in which researchers concluded it’s impossible to halt the aging process in multi-cellular organisms like humans.1   Scientists have found a cellular mechanism that enables a reverse aging…

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The Insurance Issue

Midlife Insurance Audit   We need different types of insurance policies for different phases of our lives, for different amounts, for different reasons. If you haven’t taken stock of your current coverages by the time you hit middle age, it may be time for a midlife audit. If it’s been even longer, you’re probably overdue.…

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HopeKids

OUR VISION To restore hope and transform the lives of children with life-­threatening medical conditions, their families and the communities in which we serve. OUR MISSION HopeKids provides ongoing events, activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-­threatening medical condition. We surround these remarkable children…

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Guardian Services LTD

At Guardian Services LTD we work with hiring companies in translating the unique skills and aptitudes of the veterans into each company’s specific application of needs to create value to employers.  We help companies become more effective employers of veterans by helping integrate veterans in a way that makes the veteran feel supported and the…

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Innovation Around the World

Digital music service Spotify and the popular electronic games Minecraft and Candy Crush Saga all originated in Sweden. The country is home to some of the world’s largest technology companies and is second only to Silicon Valley for tech giants.1   Sweden provides free health care, free higher education and outstanding infrastructure with the third-fastest…

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The Social Security Issue

  Get in the Know: Social Security and IRS Updates for 2018   The new year will bring several changes that could affect your Social Security benefits and retirement savings.   Last October, the Social Security Administration announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2018 benefits. Starting in January, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits…

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Taking Required Minimum Distributions

Retirement savings accounts that allow employees to make pretax contributions have a caveat: At some point, taxes must be paid on that earned income. The Internal Revenue Code generally requires that retirement account owners take a certain amount of money out of those accounts each year, starting when they reach age 70 ½. This is…

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The Job Perks Issue

  Is Employee Tenure Changing?   The job market is changing. Skills like critical thinking and good writing are in demand, manufacturing jobs aren’t as prevalent and we’ve seen a rise in the “gig” economy and contract work.1   It’s a common belief that current American workers, in general, change jobs more frequently and have…

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The Brain Issue

Mindfulness Making Way Into Scientific Studies   The practice of mindfulness once sounded like something from the realm of hippies and yogis, but focusing on the brain and mental well-being is now considered a legitimate medical intervention for disorders such as depression, addiction, pain and stress.1   However, mindfulness-based interventions remain mostly unsupported by scientific…

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Alleviate Financial Distress

News You Can Use Investors in an Aging Bull Market   Many investors who have participated in the eight-year bull market have done well. But those approaching retirement may wonder if it’s time to transition assets to more conservative holdings.   Here are factors to consider before making a decision about changing your portfolio: The…

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