What People Over 50, Short on Retirement Savings Should Do to Prepare

If someone is over the age of 50 with less than $100,000 in retirement savings to his or her name, then there are a few key things that person should be doing to make sure that retirement will not be a burden when it comes in the next 10-15 years. These include determining a realistic… [Read More]

Parents, Don’t Worry if Baby’s Sleep Is Erratic

New parents can relax: Research suggests it’s normal for infants’ sleep patterns to vary widely. “Although previous research has shown that infants start sleeping through the night at different stages of development, little is known about individual sleep patterns night after night,” explained study leader Marie-Helene Pennestri. She’s an assistant professor in the department of… [Read More]

Shall You Dance? Study Finds Dancing Helps Seniors Avoid Falls

Preventing falls in older age could be as fun as dancing them away, new research shows. Researchers found a 31% reduction in falls and a 37% reduction in fall risk for those aged 65 and older when reviewing clinical trials on “dance-based mind-motor activities” from around the world. “We were positively surprised by the consistency… [Read More]

Get Moving, Seniors: It’s Good For Your Brain

Want to give your brain a boost? Go for a swim, take a walk, or spin your partner on the living room floor. A new study finds that aerobic exercise can improve older adults’ thinking and memory, even if they’re longtime couch potatoes. This type of exercise increases blood flow to the brain and counters… [Read More]

Seniors Face Serious Spending Challenges in First 5 Years of Retirement

In the first five years of retirement, American seniors are likely to face significant financial challenges in making ends meet. According to a survey of Americans who retired between 1992 and 2014 conducted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), over half (51%) had income, savings or other non-housing assets allowed them to maintain the… [Read More]

USA Today: Reverse Mortgage May Help Avoid COVID-19’s Threats to Retirement

The economic toll of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes more visible with each passing week, and for those who are looking at avoiding an adverse effect on retirement accounts and savings, a reverse mortgage may provide an option to avoid the economic shocks of the moment. This is according to writers Douglas A. McIntyre and… [Read More]

Retirement Savings Exposed to Notable Risk During Pandemic’s Onset

The retirement savings of Americans — while initially shielded from some of the immediate economic shock stemming from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the stock market — were nonetheless exposed to considerable risk by the ensuing economic downturn that followed. While the market has showed signs of recovery in recent weeks, many of those… [Read More]

USA Today: Reverse Mortgages Can Help Meet Unexpected Expenses

A reverse mortgage has the potential to help retirees weather unexpected or emergency expenses in retirement, and should be seen as a viable path that can help certain seniors make ends meet. This is according to a story written by Robert Powell, the editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily in a new column published at USA… [Read More]