Maintain Your Standard of Living in Retirement
Saving for retirement to sustain your standard of living is a continual effort to prevent your quality of life from declining in later years. Unfortunately, for many retirees, this goal can be difficult to achieve. Even with planning, 52% of working-age households may not be able to sustain their lifestyles in retirement.[i] You can take steps today so that you can pursue life on your terms, no matter what retirement lifestyle you choose. READ MORE
Looking to Retire Closer to Your Grandchildren?
As retirement approaches, many couples start thinking about moving. Nearly two-thirds say they plan to move or will move when they retire.[i] Retirees consider moving for several reasons, including the financial benefits (smaller house) and to be closer to family (grandchildren, in particular). However, moving can get expensive and complicated. READ MORE
How to Get Your Kids Exercising
The electronic age may have made life easier and more convenient for you and your children or grandchildren. But it also has made a lot of us more sedentary. You know what it takes to get exercising: a plan and a little initiative. But how do you get the little ones moving? READ MORE
Why She Buys
By: Bridget Brennan
Women are the engine of the global economy, driving 80 percent of consumer spending in the United States alone. They hold the purse strings, and when they’ve got a tight grip on them as they do now, companies must be shrewder than ever to win them over. Just when executives have mastered becoming technology literate, they find there’s another skill they need: becoming female literate.
In this Summer 2018 Newsletter, we present to you several timely and lively articles that will equip you to better enjoy the season and to help prepare you for the inevitable summer storms. You’ll learn ways to prepare yourself and to keep your family safe. For many of us living near the coasts and in tornado alley, making preparations has to be a top priority. You’ll also read about dual or seasonal residents, how to host a wonderful BBQ picnic, and the secrets to destroying your retirement savings (in other words, what you shouldn’t do to spoil your golden years). DOWNLOAD HERE
Success in life is about more than amassing wealth. It’s about the conscious legacy you leave behind for your loved ones, community, and society. Charity. It’s just a 3-syllable word, but it reaffirms the deeper side of the human heart: its innate desire to sacrifice for love’s sake, its selfless acts of improving the lives of others, its humble expressions of caring and compassion. This is where life ought to begin. Carefully designed financial strategies enable Americans holding those heartfelt passions to integrate their visions of giving and their heart-held values into clearly defined directives that provide them with the assurances that they are making a difference in their communities and in people’s live. DOWNLOAD HERE
While finances and health may seem unrelated, the two are often closely intertwined, especially in the U.S.’s bustling, free-flowing marketplace where rising health-care costs sometimes take center stage. While finances and health may seem unrelated, the two are often closely intertwined, especially in the U.S.’s bustling, freeflowing marketplace where rising health-care costs sometimes take center stage. The first stop on our diagnostic journey is a brief physical checkup. America’s health-care report card looks painfully bleak, but not without hope, which may provide an encouraging parallel to our financial condition. DOWNLOAD HERE
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
— Winston Churchill
Listen: Get Your Hearing Checked
If “what,” “pardon me,” or “huh” are increasingly becoming part of your vocabulary, you might be suffering hearing loss.
If you are, you don’t have to feel isolated or alone, and you don’t have to live with it.
• Nearly 1 in 4 Americans between 65-74 have hearing loss.
• Nearly 1 in 2 Americans over 75 suffer hearing loss.
While hearing loss may come with age, noise may also damage your hearing. More than 10 million Americans under 70 have hearing loss from loud noise.
Health experts advise those who think they may have hearing loss to discuss their condition with their doctors. Your doctor may refer you to an audiologist or an otolaryngologist. An otolaryngologist specializes in diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, and throat.
Hearing loss can produce the following problems:
• Inability to hear doorbells or alarms
• Missing directions or warnings
• Feeling isolated or depressed
If you suffer from hearing loss, you can learn ways to make life easier. Contact a health expert today to discover your treatment options.
Tips adapted from Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Have a great July!
The McIntosh Team