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The Health Issue

Creature Comforts: Aging with a Pet   Some people may believe becoming a pet owner in retirement is inconvenient, making traveling and other activities more difficult. However, once retirees get to a stage where staying home becomes preferable, a pet can be a wonderful asset both as a companion and health care enabler.   For…

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The Technology Issue

The Potential Effects of No More Net Neutrality   This past June, the network neutrality rules put in place three years ago officially ended. They were implemented to help regulate the internet, much like a utility, to prevent unfair practices and keep the service affordable and available to all. The basic tenet was to treat…

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The Personality Issue

Who’s Addicted To Social Media?   It’s not uncommon to hear people say they’re not on Facebook (or Twitter or Instagram); they’re just not into that whole thing. Then there are those who are on their social media accounts daily. While there are plenty of people in the middle – who just check their social…

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The Money Savings Issue

Bleisure’ Travel   It’s become increasingly important in recent years to find innovative ways to achieve work-life balance. Hence, the invention of “bleisure” travel — the combination of business and leisure in a single trip. In fact, about 60 percent of travelers worldwide mix work with a little vacation; among Americans, the phenomenon has increased…

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The Heart Health Issue

Heart Attack Symptoms: Men vs. Women   While heart attack symptoms are largely similar among men and women, women may be less aware that their symptoms could potentially signal a problem. The warning signs are common and subtle enough to be confused with the flu, indigestion, menopause or the regular aches and pains that accompany…

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The Small Business Owner Issue

What’s Your Niche?   Rob Horken — owner of Rob’s Rod Repair and Custom-Built Fishing Rods — supplements his retirement income by building custom-made fishing rods. An avid lifelong fisherman in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Rob’s rods are like individual works of art. They have become a popular choice in his local area as birthday,…

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The Money Savings Issue

The Value of Living Beneath Your Means   There are more benefits to living beneath your means than just financial savings. Some people rediscover the simple things — the joys of an after-dinner walk instead of working out in a crowded, impersonal gym, or waking up to the smell of freshly roasted coffee in your…

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The New Tax Law Issue

Filing Your 2018 Tax Return   Next year, taxes must be filed on or before April 15, 2019. For the last few years, that iconic date was extended because it fell on a legal holiday or a weekend, but it lands on a Monday in 2019.1 While there’s been significant debate regarding how the new…

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The Longevity Issue

Why Work When You Can Retire?   Two common financial reasons Americans work beyond retirement age are high debt and the concern of running out of money. Home loans with low down payments and large mortgages have led to a generation with higher pre-retirement debt levels than ever before. 1   Nearly half of people…

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The Neuroscience Issue

Why it Feels Good to Do Good   Many of us were raised to follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. There’s a bonus to following this rule: It feels good to be good to other people.   We hope that this feeling emerges from simply enjoying…

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