How to keep a journal or blog so you can both share memories
By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue
So many boomers are finding delight in nurturing grandchildren — and most of us also are amazed that they do grow up quickly. That rarely seemed the case when we were bringing up our own kids.
A traditional baby book stuffed with baby shower napkins,
Tips from a man who did, plus apps and sites that can help you
By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue
(Next Avenue is republishing this 2014 blog post, timed to July 4th.)
As the 4th of July nears, what better time to talk about a few ways that could help people in their 50s or 60s declare their financial independence within the next few years?
As an older adult, you have skills that can help — and your brain will thank you
By Bill Ward for Next Avenue
Conventional wisdom holds that the older we get, the harder it is to learn a new language. Which is true — except when it’s not.
Turns out that while our brains might not be as quick or deft as in those halcyon days of youth, all that hard-earned
Tax time is an ideal time to declutter your portfolio
By Kerry Hannon for Next Avenue
Where I live in Washington, D.C., the pink magnolia trees are blooming, and the daffodils are intensely yellow and screaming springtime — just in time for the first day of spring, Sunday March 20.
It’s time to get out in the backyard to tackle garden
Tackling a lifelong to-do can be really enjoyable
By Louise Jackson for Next Avenue
Every Thursday night, I drive to the gym, wriggle into a swimsuit that does nothing to hide my bulging belly or my wrinkled, sagging underarms, put on swim goggles that make me look a bit like someone from outer space, grab my cane to help keep my
Humorous and helpful ideas to get savvy about electronics and apps
By Barbara Crowley for Next Avenue
(Editor’s Note: This article is a reader-submitted essay.)
I believe my generation, the boomers, will change the way the world views aging.
I think we’ll do this by railing against getting old, whereas the generations before us just sat back
Are you sabotaging yourself? Here’s how you can fulfill your commitments.
By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue
It’s that time of year again. A new beginning, a clean slate. But how often do you actually make good on your New Year’s resolutions? If the answer is “not very,” you’ll want to read the seven ideas below that can help you follow through
Grief can get in the way, but don’t feel like you have to fake it
By Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue
In the midst of frenetic advertising, pressure to shop for gifts and the ubiquitous seasonal music, the holidays can be an especially hard time if you’re depressed or missing a lost loved one.
The contrast between the “ideal” of the holiday