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ways to live a longer, healthier life

9 proven ways to live a long, healthy life

If you’re like me, you want to live a long, healthy life, filled with purpose and surrounded by those you love.  What are some practical ways to make that dream a reality? Best-selling author Dan Buettner, along with a team at National Geographic, think they have the answer.  They scoured the world for communities of […]

things that matter more than money

Five things that matter more than money in retirement

  We put a lot of emphasis on saving enough money for retirement, and rightly so.  Money is important, but as I’ve said time and again, retirement is more than a math problem.  One negative side effect of our obsession with our “number” is that we forget (or never decided) what we wanted all that […]

What one man’s wilderness adventure can teach you about retirement

Some of you know that my wife is from Alaska.  Her dad (pictured above) was a fighter pilot in the Air Force and Alaska was the final posting.  Until my in-law’s recent move to Washington, we would visit the 49th state almost every year.  It is a beautiful place and I highly recommend it, but […]

decisions you will never regret

Seven decisions you will never regret

One of the benefits of my job is that I get to see a large group of people all making decisions about the same thing: Retirement. Over the years, that has given me a large data set of decisions and their consequences. Some of those decisions are minor, while others have consequences that ripple out […]

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Two proven ways to delay or prevent dementia

Last summer we visited my wife’s grandma in Oregon.  Even though I’ve known her for nearly 20 years, I had to introduce myself because dementia has slowly erased her previous memories of me.  Dementia affects millions of people as they age and often robs them of an active, independent retirement.  Are there things you can […]