From advice on how to keep up with changing technology, to seniors that are living their dream, to new career opportunities, FirstLantic covered a lot of topics that sparked your interest. However, as we looked back on the blogs that got the most attention, we found that it was not only an interesting mix, but there were some that really struck a chord. So, in case you missed them the first time, we present the top blogs of 2018! (Envelope, please) And the winners are….


Moving and Downsizing:

It is pretty much a given that no one loves moving (or at least the process) but there are ways to make it easier. We checked in with some experts who had some great advice for how to make it as painless as possible. Downsizing – making time for the little things and Three moving tips for seniors.



As we age it can get lonely, but pets truly are the best medicine! And people that have them tend to be more active and live a longer and happier life. So, if you don’t already have a pet, read our blog and then head down to your local shelter as there are many animals looking for their forever home.


Staying mentally sharp:

Just as we need to take care of our body, we also need to take care of our mind. You can stay mentally sharp through many techniques that don’t feel like a chore. So, play an online game, do a puzzle or simply read a good book. Training your brain has never been more fun!



Part 1 and Part 2

Dating should not be limited to twenty-somethings. In our dating after 50 blog, we provided some ideas for ways to get out there and meet that special someone. In part 2 we show you how to avoid the most common dating mistakes so that you can date smarter than you did in your twenties.


Cosmetic Surgery:

Part 1 and Part 2

In case you don’t always like what you see in the mirror, there are now more alternatives than ever that can help you feel good about your appearance and most of them do not involve major surgery. In our blog (part 1 and 2), we give you some things to consider before you decide what is the right solution for you.


Respecting your children’s parenting:

This one definitely sparked some conversation! One of the biggest benefits of being a grandparent is that you can spend your time spoiling instead of disciplining, however, you also don’t want to ignore your children’s wishes or undermine them. We help with some tips on finding the right balance.


Avoiding scams:

Fraud affects up to 25 million people per year in the United States alone and seniors are especially vulnerable. If you are age 60 or older — you are at an increased risk of being a target of con artists who sell fake products and services by email or telephone. FirstLantic provides some guidance on how to protect yourself.


The gifts that keep on giving:

Finding the perfect present can be challenging but we make it easier with ideas for gifts that will make a positive social impact. We profile businesses that not only make great products, but they also donate a portion of their proceeds to charity so that you can feel great about gifting.


Starting a new business:

Part 1 and Part 2

‘Tis the season to be bold! In our two-part blog, we profile boomers that have started new ventures and we provide some practical tips on how you can start your own business as well!


So, there you have it — we sparked some great conversation and received some helpful feedback from our readers as well. For 2019, we will have more hot topics so stay tuned. And drop us a note on Facebook if you have any ideas for areas that you want us to cover.


Thank you for your support and Happy New Year!