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January 2021

Create Your Own Blue Zone in 2021

January 15th, 2021|Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|

Did you know that there are places in the world where there is an unusually high number of people living into their 90’s and even 100’s? These populations are known for maintaining good health well into old age and are called “blue zones.” It’s not that they have special technologies, or the best doctors, or special genes – it's thought to be their lifestyle. "Blue Zones" are found all around the world. The Italian island of Sardinia, Okinawa in Japan, and Loma Linda in California were the first to be identified. You don’t have to move to these places to live to a ripe old age – here are 3 [...]

What’s In Store For Us in 2021?

January 9th, 2021|Economy, Financial Planning|

We’re all looking forward to the new year more than usual. Even though COVID will remain in 2021, the changing of the calendar can bring about a new mindset and optimism. But before we forget all about 2020, let’s look at the latest COVID relief bill, which includes more stimulus checks and some changes that could affect Medicare beneficiaries. After an eventful 2020, let’s look at what's in store for us in 2021. Another COVID Relief Bill President Trump signed the $1.4 trillion spending bill and accompanying $900 billion stimulus package. In doing so, he avoided a government shutdown and will provide $600 stimulus checks to qualifying Americans, plus $300 [...]

Ready to Retire in 2021? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

January 4th, 2021|Financial Planning, Retirement Planning|

Will 2021 be your retirement year? And how do you know when it’s time to retire? For some, retirement comes at a milestone. Maybe it’s 35 years on the job or your 65th birthday, or maybe your goal is to retire when you have a certain amount in savings. Retirement is different for everyone, and it’s a big decision to make. You might not be ready on your 65th birthday, or maybe you’ll be ready before that. Either way, take the time to decide if you will retire in 2021 by answering these three questions. Have you saved enough? By looking at the expenses you expect in retirement and the [...]

4 Reasons to Be Optimistic About 2021

January 4th, 2021|Lifestyle|

You might have a lot to look forward to in the 2020s. First of all, 2020 is over! Maybe your children will graduate from college, maybe you’ll become a grandparent, and maybe you’ll retire. The whole world also has a lot to look forward to in 2021, mostly the vaccine and the end of COVID (hopefully)! Here are four reasons to be optimistic about 2021. The Postponed Tokyo Olympics After a year of many canceled sporting events, we can all look forward to watching the world's best athletes compete on TV. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed due to COVID and are rescheduled for July of 2021. They will be [...]

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