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7 Benefits of Slow Travel

Slow travel means different things to different people. However, it is an alternate approach to what most travelers strive to accomplish during a 2- or 3-day excursion. For many, slow travel means immersing oneself in local culture, enjoying authentic experiences, and taking the paths less traveled. Encapsulating what slow travel is in a brief statement […]

Utilizing Medicare Preventative Services

According to a recent study, two-thirds of beneficiaries are underutilizing Medicare’s preventative services. Are you one of them? Before 2011, most services, including preventive physician visits and screenings, required some form of cost-sharing by beneficiaries. However, that changed in 2011 after the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. The Act expanded Medicare to […]

The Harsh Reality of Credit Card Fees

Credit card fees are a fact of life, and unless you’re planning on never using your cards, you’ll have to accept them. But the reality of credit card fees is that they can really add up over the course of a year. Let’s start by identifying the nine (yes, nine) types of fees credit card […]

Keeping Your Health Insurance Affordable

The cost of medical care continues to increase at a rapid pace. Learning how to manage your out-of-pocket healthcare costs is essential. One of the most significant expenses associated with healthcare is your health insurance premium. You cannot control when you may require medical care. However, you do have choices when it comes to the […]

7 Tips to Weather Challenging Periods in Your Life

Life can be tough sometimes, and it can feel like nothing is going your way. But don’t worry – there are ways to overcome challenging periods in your life and get back on track. Today we share seven simple steps that can help you weather difficult times. Take care of yourself – Eating well, getting […]

What is a Variable Annuity? 4 Key Details You Should Know

If you’re thinking of annuities as a retirement plan option, or are just curious about them, you’ll want to continue reading. Below, we’ll explain what a variable annuity is, how it works, and four key details you should know. By the end, you should better understand annuities and whether they’re the right retirement planning choice […]

4 of the Best Ways to Stay Healthy this Summer

Summertime is the perfect chance to go outside and get healthy. Between outdoor activities in the sun to cooking healthy meals, let’s look at 4 of the top ways to stay healthy this summer. Get Outside Whether it is walking the dog, going for a hike, or running along the beach, there are a myriad […]

How to Prevent Sun Damage to Your Eyes

It is imperative that we all take precautions to prevent sun damage to our eyes. Doing so can substantially reduce the risk of developing eye cancer, the leading cause of blindness. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are the culprit when it comes to cancers of the eye for thousands of individuals every year. In addition to […]

3 Tips for Safer Grilling

The smell of a summertime barbeque is one most Americans long for after a cold, dark winter. Cooking over charcoal, wood, or even on the latest flattop surface brings families together and puts good eats in bellies. But for as much fun as a backyard grill master may have, safety should always be a priority. […]

When the Sun is NOT Your Friend (What You Need to Know about Sun Exposure)

When you’re over the age of 50, lying in the sun can be a relaxing experience. The warmth can calm you, easing aches and pains. However, the sun isn’t always your friend and can pose some health risks. You probably remember being young and getting a tan to look healthier. There was a time when […]

Tips to Avoid Stress Eating

We all experience stress in our lives, especially as adults. And when we become stressed, we naturally seek ways to relieve the anxiety and pressure it brings. As it turns out, nearly half of Americans turn to stress eating to lessen its impact. So, understanding how to avoid this bad habit and maintain healthy eating […]

Common Exercise Pains – How to Work Past Them and When to Call for Help

In physical fitness, pain can be a signal that something’s wrong with your body and may have nothing to do with your actions. For example, if you were to stop exercising immediately after feeling any pain (even mild discomfort), your body would try to heal itself by shutting down certain functions until it could repair […]

Signs Your Identity Has Been Stolen (and what to do about it)

In the U.S., a person’s identity is stolen every two seconds. A thief might use your personal information to open new credit accounts, enter a cell phone service contract, or even obtain government benefits. Below are signs that your identity has been stolen and what to do about it. Unauthorized purchases on your credit or […]

How Does Inflation Affect Life Insurance?

Supply and demand drive our economy. But when these two variables become misaligned, something must give. Inflation will likely follow if the supply of money increases too fast or a particular good or service becomes scarce. And when inflation creates significant increases in prices, owners of life insurance policies should notice. What is Inflation? We […]

Know the Benefits of Walking

We know exercise is inherently good for us. But you don’t have to be a professional bodybuilder or Olympic athlete to reap the benefits of exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Health, we should target 150 minutes of moderate-intensity weekly workouts. Fortunately, this includes walking! 7 Health Benefits of Walking Cardiovascular activities like walking […]