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    COVID-19 and Your Money: Tips From Experts

    By Richard Eisenberg for Next AvenueChances are, the coronavirus has upped your worries about your personal finances. And if you’re nearing, or in, retirement, the pandemic-triggered stock market plunge may be making you especially upset. So, my two Friends Talk Money podcast co-hosts and I just released a new episode specifically dealing with money advice for the pandemic.Below are highlights from the episode.   Read More...

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    Is Your Estate as Planned As You Think?

    By Patrick O'Brien for Next AvenueYou’ve considered how you want your estate to be distributed after you die. Hopefully, you’ve even written a will to make sure your wishes will be followed. So, your estate is planned…right?While most of us would like to think that estate planning is that simple, there are other things to consider as part of the process, and topics that need to be revisited over time.   Read More...

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    Worth Watching: A New TV Series on the Upside of Downsizing

    By Richard Eisenberg for Next AvenueWhen you think about downsizing your home and relocating, there’s a word that probably comes to mind: yecch. The process can be time-consuming, agonizing, frustrating and just plain sad. But, as the new public television series Legacy List shows (check local listings), downsizing also has an upside.   Read More...

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    11 Tips for Traveling With a Tour Group

    By Theresa Keegan for Next AvenueDuring a dinner party, friends mentioned they were going to China. It was a 10-day, dirt-cheap, fully-guided, all-inclusive trip — and there were still spaces available. I’d never had the country on my bucket list, but when my husband said “I’ve always wanted to see the Terra Cotta Warriors,” I thought, why not?   Read More...

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    6 Ways to Deal With Sentimental Items When Decluttering

    By Rachel Hartman for Next AvenueOrganizing. and getting rid of, extra belongings can make it easier to downsize, clean a home and entertain guests.But what should be done with a stack of boxes containing memorabilia stashed in a closet? Or a basement filled with items that represent the past 30 years?“Clutter is real, and stuff follows us to the end,” says Felice Cohen, author and professional organizer based in New York City who teaches online organization classes to older adults.S...  Read More...