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Prevention Health Screenings and Why They Are So Important

With a car, if you don’t like the model, you can choose to replace it. You can even choose to upgrade it if you want, exchanging your Buick for a Bentley. But with your body, you only get one. And since it’s the only one you get, you should try to do everything you can […]

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Aging In Place Remodeling & Home Modifications

For the vast majority of older Americans, the idea of moving is about as appealing as a tax audit. AARP underscored this sentiment when it reported that 90 percent of those 65 and older say they have no intention of moving as they age. Yet, only a minority of baby boomers are actually prepping their […]

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Stay Active as You Age – Follow the Three Cs

During the Great Depression, the U.S. Government created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which put hundreds of thousands of young men to work on environmental projects. By the time the program ended in 1942, President Roosevelt’s Tree Army had planted more than 3.5 billion trees and created more than 700 state parks. In 2019, the […]

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10 Reasons To Know Your Neighbors

In 2010, the Pew Research Center issued a very un-neighborly finding: 28 percent of Americans know none of their neighbors’ names. In 2016, the share of Americans who say they “never” socialize with their neighbors hit an all-time high of 34 percent, according to the General Social Survey. Experts have posited multiple reasons why Americans […]

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Healthy Aging: Age-Old Secrets for Keeping Young

If you were like a lot of kids growing up, you probably remember your parents telling you as you tried to wiggle out of your chores that “hard work never killed anyone.” Now we’re learning, not only will honest labor likely not kill you, it could very well extend your life. Indeed, if you’re looking […]

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The Grandparents Scam: Don’t Fall for It

It’s a scam repeated hundreds of times throughout the day all across America, and it goes something like this: An elderly person living alone has finished dinner, cleaned and put away the dishes, and is about to sit down and enjoy her favorite television show, when the phone rings. Happy that someone is calling, she […]

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How To Keep Your Mind Sharp

Have you misplaced your car keys lately? Did you have to be reminded of what you had for dinner last night? Are you a tad slower buzzing in when you play Jeopardy at home? It’s likely these little mental slips or cognitive delays are simply a natural part of the aging process. That said, there […]

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We’ll Be Right Back: The Top TV Show Reboots

At American Advisors Group, we care about all things related to retirement, and television is definitely included in that category. Like many others, we have noticed what feels like an increasing number of reboots or revivals of beloved television programs, bringing the characters and premises of these shows out of “retirement” and putting them in […]

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House Renovation Tips: Why It’s Time To Remodel

There comes a time in every home’s life when it needs a tuck here, a touch up there or a full makeover. But before moving ahead with your remodel, ask yourself, what’s really driving this urge to renovate? Why now? Are you doing it for vanity’s sake (you want to impress your relatives who will […]

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How to Have a Yard Sale

To clear the clutter in your home and make a little money on the side, hold a yard sale. Tubs of toys the kids have outgrown, closets of clothes you’ll never wear again, cabinets of cameras you haven’t picked up in 20 years, exercise equipment that’s rusting away, they all qualify for your yard sale. […]

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