Showing posts from April, 2023

Living Longer

Aging can impact financial security, mental well-being, and physical health. The adverse effects of aging can be overcome with advance planning and behavioral changes.  Healthy lifestyles reduce the risk of chronic diseases and slow the aging process.  Use the following tips to help lead a long, happy, and useful life. Following the tips are links to articles, books, and websites with additional information for overcoming the challenges of aging.   Tips Appearance  -  look ageless by limiting sun exposure, coloring grey hair, moisturizing skin, and updating wardrobes. Attitude  - maintain a positive attitude by focusing on creativity, friendships, and good things in life. Financing  – secure futures by buying an annuity and delaying the start of Social Security benefits. Healthcare  – avoid problems by calendaring health checkups, dental exams, and immunizations. Insuring –  mitigate risk by purchasing long-term care insurance and supplemental health insurance. Lifestyle  – adopt a h

Making Things Last

Below are some tips and resources for prolonging the life of appliances, cars, and other things. Follow the strategies to save money and avoid having to replace things too soon.  Tips Buying - buy products with simple designs and fewer features.  Batteries - use devices with replaceable batteries Discipline - control   the  urge to buy more and have the latest version Fixi It  -  buy products that are fixable Scheduling -  set goals  for replacing things Trade-in - purchase products from companies that except trade-ins like Apple and Dell Warranties - buy extended warranties from manufacturers Articles  Making Phones Last Longer Policy and Regulation Stopping planned obsolescence  Webites Better Business Bureau Consumer Guides Consumer Reports Product Review Websites