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Health

Aspirin for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention:

Balancing the benefits with risks to determine if aspirin is right for you. US News and World Report.
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Do You Really Need That Back Surgery?

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Surgery is not necessarily the answer to persistent back or nerve pain. Next Avenue.
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No Hearing Aid? Some Gizmos Offer Alternative to ‘Speak Up!’

Some personal sound amplification products work as well as traditional hearing aids, researchers find - and cost far less. The New York Times.
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Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women:

Obesity is nearly three times more deadly for men than it is for women, new research suggests. HealthDay.
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Should You Be Lifting Heavy Weights After 50?

Find out whether the benefits of this popular type of training outweigh the risks. Next Avenue.
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Medicine

The Addiction Killing Women Over 50:

If you think drug overdoses are the scourge of inner city 'junkies,' think again. Next Avenue. 
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Money

Could you live on just $32,000 per year? Most retirees do

Estimated median annual household income among retirees is $32,000, and more than half of retirees (53%) live on less than $50,000. USA Today.
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How to Save for Retirement on Less Than $40,000 Per Year

You don't need a large income to begin building a nest egg for retirement. US News and World Report.    
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How saving too much can make your retirement less satisfying

Being overly frugal and having no fun dulls the Golden Years. MarketWatch.   
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3 Common Money Mistakes That Senior Citizens Should Avoid

Instead of enjoying their golden years, senior citizens could be jeopardizing their retirement by making these three common money mistakes. Find out how they can easily be avoided.  The Motley Fool.  
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Medicare

7 Facts About Medicare Every Retiree Should Know:

Make sure you know these essential traits of the healthcare coverage you rely on. The Motley Fool.    
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Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2017?

Some Medicare beneficiaries could see rate increases of 22% next year. Kiplinger.   
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Taxes

5 Ways to Avoid Taxes on your Social Security Benefits

A few strategies can reduce (or eliminate) the taxes you'll owe on your benefits. Kiplinger.  
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Retirement

Savvy Retirement Moves for Women

Women must cover larger retirement costs with a smaller nest egg. Kiplinger's Retirement Report.   
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How Retirement Planning Varies by Generation

Retirement planning for today's twenty-somethings is not the same as it was for their parents or grandparents. US News and World Report.  
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3 Ways To Make Your Retirement The Start of Something Big

Fewer than half of retirees say they are having a very enjoyable retirement, according to a recent research brief on retirement satisfaction from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Real Deal Retirement.
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The 10 Best Places in the World to Retire

Some spots in the new Live and Invest Overseas ranking are practically unheard of. Next Avenue.  
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5 Ways to Test Your Retirement Readiness

Here's how to make sure your retirement plans are good to go. The Motley Fool.
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Social Security

Divorce Doesn’t Preclude Social Security Spousal Benefits

Social Security retirement benefits are administered under a complicated set of rules that most participants don't completely understand. NerdWallet.
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Surprise: Social Security benefits are for children too

Social Security does much more than provide retirement benefits to the elderly. It is a broad social insurance program, and what it insures against is the risk of lost income in a household. Reuters.
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Calls for Social Security Expansion Grow Louder in Washington

After years of talk about reining in Social Security, the discussion has turned to making it more generous instead. The New York Times.
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6 Ways to Save Social Security and Keep It From Going Broke

Social Security's trustees say that unless something is done, the program will run out of money in 18 years. But a solution that pleases everyone simply doesn't exist. Bankrate.com.
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Scams

Scams top the list of fastest-growing consumer complaints

If someone calls or emails you unexpectedly claiming to be from the IRS, your utility company, a tech-support company or even your employer, don't assume that it's true. NerdWallet.
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Caregiving

Dividing the Caregiving Responsibilities Between Siblings

The nearest relative isn't always the right caregiver. Here's how siblings can work together. US New and World Report.
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Finding the Right Caregiver, eHarmony Style

Sick relatives' poor experiences with nurses prompt financier to launch own web-based firm, modeled on dating services.
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More Older Americans Cared for at Home

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More older Americans with chronic health problems are opting to live at home, relying on help from family, paid caregivers or friends, a new study finds. HealthDay.
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11 Signs Your Parent May Be Ready for Assisted Living

The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one - both emotionally and practically. You can gather valuable information by looking for these clues. Next Avenue.
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Long-Term Care

5 ways retirees can control long-term health-care costs

Most people are painfully aware of the staggering health-care costs they're likely to face in retirement, and most are pretty worried about it - as they should be. CNBC.
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Travel

One of the biggest life regrets for older Americans is ...

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Young people, listen to your elders: Travel more now or you might regret it. MarketWach.
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End Of Life

10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice

When the time comes, here's what you need to know about hospice care. US News and World Report.
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