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  • Saving, investing, and planning for a financially secure retirement is a major challenge for just about everyone. It can be especially difficult for some people more than others.
  • It’s never too soon (or too late) to begin caring for your heart. Embracing a healthy lifestyle at any age can keep your heart healthy, prevent heart disease, and lower your heart attack or stroke risk. There are some powerful lifestyle factors that are often encouraged when trying to keep your heart healthy. However, a component we often overlook when thinking of heart health is the influence our relationships can have on this vital organ.
  • In late December, as many people were taking time off to celebrate the holidays, the President and Congress passed new legislation. The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 gets its name from Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement. It’s aptly named 2.0 because it’s a follow up to the SECURE Act of 2019. It has dozens of new provisions aimed at improving retirement security among U.S. workers.
  • Taxes unite us. How, you ask? Most people don’t like paying taxes – and many don’t like preparing them, either. A survey by Wallet Hub found that 35% of people would rather miss a connecting flight, and 17% would rather swim with sharks than do their taxes. But, as Benjamin Franklin wrote, “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” And it’s that time of year again.
  • If someone offered you a way to improve your health and well-being, you would take it, right? I'm thinking most of us would in a New York second, and in this case, I'm pleased to report that research has found that traveling may do more than just give you a break from reality, it may boost your health and overall well-being. Thankfully, as COVID-19 restrictions relax, now may be a good time to dust off the old passport or plan a day trip somewhere new.
  • The new year is here!! As we call it a wrap for the last year (2022) and settle into the new year (2023), it’s an excellent time to review our finances and plan for the future.
  • You know, embarking on a new healthy lifestyle can be pretty intimidating. I mean, it may seem like you'll have to make enormous and disruptive changes to your everyday life, especially when it comes to nutrition. But then again, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
  • New Year’s 2023 is just days away! While many of us make our New Year’s resolutions around this time, you have to wonder how many of us will actually keep them. To increase our chances of success in 2023, learning about habits when thinking of goals might just provide the necessary impetus to achieve success because let's face it…we are all creatures of habit, and habits make up our behaviors—which may be health-promoting or harmful. For instance, reaching for our gym shoes in the morning, or scrolling social media, are both examples of habits that might kick off your day.
  • Happy Holidays!! It’s hard to believe they’re finally here. After nearly three long years of the pandemic, many families will be reuniting, some for the first time since 2019. With this, comes a time for celebration, family, friends, and food.A lot of things come to mind when we think about holiday festivities. And my strong hunch is that for many people, discussions about personal finances are not on the list.
  • Let’s face it. While the holiday season is a time for family get togethers and celebrations, it’s also a time of stress. If the holidays sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed and out of control, you’re not alone.According to the results of the 2021 Verywell Mind Mental Health Tracker, 75% of Americans have some concerns around the holiday season—from affording holiday season expenses to managing their mental health.