Issues To Consider For Today’s Newest Retirees

October 9, 2014

According to recent research conducted by Harris Interactive, among the most recent group of retirees:* • 38 percent say they wish they had waited to begin drawing Social Security • More than 25 percent delayed retirement because of health care expenses • 32 percent say health problems keep them from living the retirement they expected…

Sporting Confidence through Ups and Downs

October 7, 2014

Some of the world’s top sports figures have recently experienced ups and downs in their careers. Take Rafael Nadal for instance, one of the top men’s professional tennis players in the world. Two years ago, Nadal was forced to sit out for seven months due to a knee injury. Then he fought his way back…

The Growing Role of Nursing in Health Care

October 2, 2014

When you visit a doctor for a regular checkup or common illness, do you find you spend more time with a nurse than the physician? Nurse training has become more extensive in recent years, with newly titled nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) shouldering a larger share of the health care workload. Part of…

Transitioning to Retirement

September 30, 2014

Change is never easy, at least for most people. And the people who do adjust to change well are often serial planners, knowing how to prepare well in advance. But when it comes to retirement, even when you know decades ahead of time that it’s going to eventually happen, you may still have trouble adjusting…

E-tailing and Estate Planning

September 25, 2014

E-tailing is the term for selling products online. These days, nearly anyone can start up their own e-commerce website. One study determined that there are 102,728 U.S. e-tailers generating at least $12,000 a year in revenue, 61,728 of them boast revenues of $25,000 or more. Forbes, “How Many U.S.-Based Online Retail Stores Are On The…

Lessons of a Millennial Nation

September 23, 2014

The so-called millennial generation — those born after 1980 and before 2000 — continues to suffuse news headlines. There are actually more millennials’ (80 million) now than baby boomers. Perhaps continued interest in this age group is driven by hope that it will become an economic force to propel our nation’s humdrum growth. Now reaching…

Second Career, First New Venture

September 18, 2014

These days, more and more pre-retirees, transitioning retirees, semi-retirees and bored retirees are starting their own business ventures. According to a 2014 report from Merrill Lynch Wealth, 58 percent of retirees launch into a line of work different than their pre-retirement careers, and working retirees are three times more likely than pre-retirees to be entrepreneurs.…

Problems, Solutions … And More Problems.

September 16, 2014

Retail Health Care Retail health care is on the rise. If you’re not familiar with this term, it may be coming to a Wal-Mart near you. In fact, Wal-Mart shoppers in Florence and Sumter, South Carolina, can now get a checkup at an in-store health clinic after they check out with a cashier. Does Wal-Mart…

Sharing True Family Legacies

September 11, 2014

When we talk about inheritances, generally we think first about assets and real property. However, a recent survey found that 86 percent of baby boomers and 74 percent of Americans 72 and older believe that documenting their family history is the most important legacy that can be passed on to heirs.* Have you considered what…

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