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4 04, 2022

How to Make Senior Life Transitions Less Stressful

2022-04-04T14:44:22-04:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: #Stess, Aging, Financial Decisions, Loneliness and Isolation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  12 million - The number of Americans over age 65 who live alone, according to a report by the Pew Research Center.   And according to the U.S. Census, the rate of childless individuals among boomers is close to 20% with 27%. That means that many of these seniors will lack familial support and advocacy should they need it. Unfortunately, as we age and our mental or physical health may decline, that's the time when we need support the most. In addition to making critical medical decisions, there is a confusing maze of insurance, healthcare options, estate planning, etc. All these things are confusing for people of any age but especially difficult when you are at a vulnerable point in your life. Understanding the cost of [...]

27 12, 2021

How to Get Your Finances Back on Track After the Holidays

2022-01-13T17:05:54-05:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: #holidays, #Stess, Budgets, Credit card debt, Debt-free, Financial Decisions|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Grinch may not have stolen Christmas, but it might feel like he stole your wallet!  Research shows that the average American will spend $835.00 on gifts this year, and that does not include the extras like decorations, food, and of course, the blinking sweater.  So, if you are starting to panic about January, read on as FirstLantic (with help from NerdWallet) has some great tips for getting back your financial footing after the holidays. Stay positive Recognize that you can get back on track if you have a plan and stick to it.  The most important thing is to act.  Don’t bury your head in the sand and think the money will fall from the sky (although it would be nice if it did)! [...]

13 12, 2021

How to Make Your Holidays Stress-Free

2021-12-13T16:56:47-05:00December 13th, 2021|Categories: #holidays, #Stess, Celebrations, Mindset|Tags: , , , , , |

For some of us, the holidays can be the best time of the year. For others, it’s one big stress-induced season.   But does it have to be?  Why do we let something that should be joyful turn into something that gives us anxiety?   One reason is that many of us put too much pressure on ourselves to have the perfect Norman Rockwell image of a holiday.  In fact, a survey conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) found that the holidays contributed to feeling sad or dissatisfied for many of those surveyed.  68 percent reported feeling financially strained, 63 percent said there was too much pressure, and 57 percent said they had unrealistic expectations.   So, let's try turning that around this year.  Let's try some [...]

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