At 87, she wrote her life story and created a family treasure
By Edmund O. Lawler for Next Avenue
When my mother was a teenager, she got to meet the most famous athlete of the 20th century.
It was 1947. Babe Ruth, by then stricken with throat cancer, granted my mom and her sister a private audience in the beautiful Manhattan apartment he shared
Definitions of 5 stock market terms you’ll want to know
By Jack Fehr for Next Avenue
As the stock market continues its gyrations, now is a good time to buy an investment with a favorable NAV and alpha that keeps on giving while reducing beta.
If not, don’t be embarrassed. Investment companies
Experts disagree on whether it’s worth going under the knife
By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue
You felt it on your last walk when you stepped off a curb the wrong way: a sudden pain and feeling as if your knee were about to give out. Swelling and more pain followed, along with worries that you may need knee surgery.
But would it even help?
The authors of ‘Senior Wonders’ on the 3 P’s for Triumphant Aging
The media abounds with negative views about the impact of aging on physical, cognitive, and financial well-being. In fact, there are entire industries that have emerged to counteract the effects of aging — nutritional
Advice for boomers desperate to unload family heirlooms
By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue
After my father died at 94 in September, leaving my sister and me to empty his one-bedroom, independent living New Jersey apartment, we learned the hard truth that others in their 50s and 60s need to know: Nobody wants the prized possessions of your
It’s natural to procrastinate, but make this a priority for your loved ones
When I was in my early 20s, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It felt like a one-two punch, since my dad had died unexpectedly a few years earlier. Although Mom tried chemotherapy, the results seemed to suggest that
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