Category : Lifestyle

Women and Their Retirement Future

Many women have concerns about their financial futures. From gender-specific complications, to underfunded savings, to sometimes self-inflicted financial downfalls, women generally do not receive as much monthly income as men.1 Let’s try to answer some of the “why” questions. Why…

Crowd-Pleasing Summer Entertaining

If you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, game night or TV show marathon with friends this summer, it’s helpful to have a plan in mind before diving in. Consider these tips and recipes featuring Mrs. T’s Pierogies that can help make…

Orientation for the Adult Learner

Institutions are trying to figure out how to introduce a growing population of older students to their campuses. Most of the undergraduates headed for or returning to college this year will be inundated with welcome week and orientation events designed…

Are Your Habits Doing You Good — Or Doing You In?

Achieving success or struggling depends on many factors, but habits go a long way toward determining either outcome. They are the patterns that, over time, create the results in our lives. Habits themselves are neither good nor bad but rather…

When Life Shifts, Shift Your Practices

COVID-19 has upended life as we know it, and all generations have needed to adjust to the change and shift in our daily routines. Maybe you are getting the hang of this new work-from-home scenario now. But as businesses reopen,…

Financially Helping Your Adult Children Can Be a Bad Idea

By BARRY SPARKS It’s only natural to want to help your children financially, even when they become adults. Parents don’t want to see their adult children struggle with day-to-day expenses or long-term debt. Nearly 3 in 4 parents with adult…

Everyone Experiences Stress and Anxiety

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people say this to me after hearing that I help those with anxiety and panic attacks. While it’s true that everyone experiences stress in their life — which, by the way,…

Preparing Your House for Sale: Home Sellers Guide

It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the multiple details necessary to sell a home. However, with a concise plan and proper execution, it can be possible to get things ready in a short time and start attracting buyers. Outlined…

In Pursuit of the Big 5

Our adventure to Botswana started with the desire to go on an African photo safari. We soon discovered there were too many safari choices, so we decided to consult with an expert and used Zicasso to find a travel agent…

The Amazing, Awe-inspiring Amazon River and Rainforest

The Amazon River is about 4,000 miles long, runs through seven countries in South America, and stretches to more than 120 miles in width during the wet season. Two major rivers, the Ucayali and the Marañón, are generally believed (Brazil…