Monthly Archives: November 2016

What loneliness is doing to your heart

As social creatures, we suffer when cut off from one another

By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue

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You may have heard that loneliness is hazardous to your health — and can even lead to an early death. Now, an analysis of 23 scientific studies gives us numbers that reveal just how sick it can really make you.

People with “poor social relationships” READ MORE

Moving together to reduce the risk of falls

Strength and conditioning classes focus on fall prevention and connecting with others

By Sherri Snelling for Next Avenue

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Dance is for everybody. I believe it came from the people and it should always be delivered back to the people.

– Alvin Ailey

Verine Morris, 42, has spent more than a decade with a fear of falling. Wheelchair-bound for 10 years after a nasty fall at READ MORE

The best new personal finance apps and sites

Help for car buyers and investors, plus a chatbot craze

By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue

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Not long ago, new personal finance apps and sites were all the rage. They’d help you size up your finances (Mint, FlexScore), manage your debt (CreditKarma, Credit Sesame) and invest smarter and for less money (Wealthfront, Betterment, Future Advisor, READ MORE

Should I buy long-term care insurance?

Next Avenue’s Money Editor struggles to answer the question

By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue

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I turned 60 recently and celebrated in four ways:

  • A fantastic family vacation in Spain
  • A delicious dinner in New York City with my wife
  • A shingles vaccine (you’re supposed to get one at 60)
  • A phone call with a long-term care insurance salesman

That last one is weighing heavily on me. I can’t decide whether my wife and I should buy long-term care insurance policies. Few people do: Only about 8 percent READ MORE