To Retire Abroad, Here Are 11 Vital Tips

(This article previously appeared on Liveandinvestoverseas.com.) Here are 11 things I’ve learned from the school of hard knocks after three international moves across three continents with two kids, a dog, a turtle, a husband, and two businesses: 1. The first step to any move abroad is to set your priorities and to be honest in…

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How a Crafts Entrepreneur Weaves Business and Life

Dena Gartenstein Moses’ path to artistry and craft wasn’t a straight line — there likely aren’t many weavers with a background in physics who worked on optical filters that ended up in the Hubble telescope. But Moses, 52, couldn’t ignore the pull of fiber. (Full disclosure: Moses is a friend of mine.) “As a scientist…

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This Art Gallery Is Winning the Fight Against Ageism

As Next Avenue has noted over and over, ageism is a rampant issue in the workplace, the health care system and our government policy. Now… the art gallery. Several years ago, gallery owner Marlena Vaccaro realized that lesser-known older adult artists having difficult finding places to show their work because of their age. She decided to…

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Want Better Health? Go Outside

If you want to feel better, become more active and live longer, the answer may sound similar to the familiar real estate mantra: Location, location, location. Being out in nature — or even living close to it — can have a significant, positive impact on your health. And nature doesn’t have to mean vast swaths…

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Should You Give Advice to Your Son-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law?

You are in a public park with your son-in-law when you realize your young grandson is building up to a blood-curdling screaming tantrum that will be heard for miles. Your son-in-law isn’t handling it like you would and you really want to give him some advice on dealing with it. Should you tell your son-in-law how you think he…

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How to Cope With the Many Stresses of Diabetes

With diabetes, 2 + 2 don’t always equal 4, says John Zrebiec, chief of behavioral health at the Joslin Diabetes Center. “People who don’t have diabetes think that if you do everything right, it should turn out right. But with diabetes, you have to realize that the results you get aren’t always equal to the…

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The New College Program to Launch Encore Careers

If you’re recently retired or will be soon and want to redeploy your talents for the common good during your second act, I think you may want to consider applying to the new University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC). It’s a unique, innovative, yearlong program in Minneapolis that’s designed to help adults 55+ launch…

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When Social Security gets its wrong on claiming advice

It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make about retirement: when to claim Social Security benefits. Delaying past your full retirement age (currently 66) adds valuable delayed retirement credits of around 8 percent to your benefit – and couples can gain even more through coordinated strategies. But the claiming rules are complex, and the […]

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When Social Security gets its wrong on claiming advice

It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make about retirement: when to claim Social Security benefits. Delaying past your full retirement age (currently 66) adds valuable delayed retirement credits of around 8 percent to your benefit – and couples can gain even more through coordinated strategies. But the claiming rules are complex, and the […]

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Gap years aren’t just for kids anymore

Dr. Dennis Sinar remembers when it dawned on him: He was ready for a break from work. A gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., Dr. Sinar was working on a research paper in the university library when it happened. “I just said to myself, ‘I’m really sick of doing […]

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