Posts Tagged "financial security"

According to a recent Gallup poll, the average age among American retirees is around 62 years old.  Current data provided by the Social Security Administration’s Life Expectancy Calculator states that the life expectancy at 62 for the average male and female is 21.4 and 23.8 years, respectively.  For those entering or already in their retirement years, here are some questions to consider: where do you want to live during your retirement?  If you need care, who will provide it? How far can your savings take you?  What do you want to do during these years?

Where?

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How to Age Fearlessly

By Etta Hornsteiner
two lions aging in the horizon

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength,” says Betty Friedan, an American writer and activist. Unfortunately, few people view the concept of aging as a time of “opportunity and strength”. Instead, aging brings on new demands, unknowns and fears. Illness or loss of a spouse, accidents, failing health, dwindling finances, unpleasant side effects of certain medications, poor eating habits, sleep deprivation, diminishing eyesight or hearing become the new stressors along with joint pain and muscular imbalances. These changes are compounded b…

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