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The Old Bag: Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: My husband of 50 years and I have been vacationing together for that many years. It has been 50 years of pain.

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The Over-55 Graduation Exercises

Question: I’m retiring soon—Yay! How do I replace my paycheck?

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Summertime Coffee Cakes

Children are finding their way into the kitchen like never before, creating a first of its kind kids’ cooking craze. Summer is a fantastic time to head into the kitchen with them to bake up something simple and delicious!

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Tips for making moving day easier

Planning out a big move across town requires a bit of organization. Enlisting the help of friends and family, packing all of the belongings carefully into containers and once moved, finding homes for everything—the to-do list can go on and on.

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The Widow's Corner: Ten Things

These are 10 things only you know now. One: He joked that he would die young. You imagined 90 to 100. But “young” ended up meaning 25.

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50 and Fabulous

If real life was like a Dove commercial, every person would be considered physically beautiful, regardless of age, skin tone and size. But in reality, the media is sending the 50-and-older crowd plenty of messages about conventional beauty—and the answer isn’t frown lines and stretch marks, despite what marketing tools the Dove folks use.

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Journeys: Marge Charlton

True-life tales from some of Arizona’s most fascinating residents.

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Crafting the Roads and History of New Hampshire

Rhonda Besaw carefully places three small pouches on her dining room table.

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Lancer’s Spinach Salad

Because June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, let’s grab a green and make magic out of it! Fresh spinach is so plentiful right now and, because spinach salad continues to be an all-time favorite, I want to share a recipe that was a signature dish many years ago at our family restaurant, “D’Atri’s” at Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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How to be the Buyer Every Seller Wants to Deal with

For years, the real estate market has been a buyer’s world, with ample inventory, fewer qualified buyers, and highly motivated (desperate) sellers. This spring, some signs are pointing to a shift back toward a seller’s market. If you’re shopping for a home this spring and summer, chances are you’ll face increased competition from other buyers.

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Follow the Gold

I enter my hotel room, open the drape, and there it is—Colorado’s Pikes Peak, one of the world’s most famous mountains, outlined against the setting sun.

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Caring for Caregivers

Arizona’s caregivers prepare for their biggest challenge yet: the Silver Tsunami. Will they be able to handle the wave?

It’s been called the “Silver Tsunami,” that swelling wave of roughly 77 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, who began turning 65 in 2011 and whose sheer proportions threaten to impact virtually all of the health care and social services geared toward seniors in the coming years.

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Tired of the same old? Top ways of bringing new life into your aging home

Going back in time can be a great way to make a house into a home. Of course, you might want to take in a few local home & garden shows before getting too buy focused.

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The best free personal finance software programs online

There are numerous efficient online personal finance software options to track, plan and monitor your income and spending.

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Special considerations for traveling overseas with the grandkids

Traveling with kids often presents certain challenges, but with a few travel tips, your overseas trip with the grandkids can be stressfree.

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Second Chances

Alan Shipley has, what he calls, a “great life.” At 76, he still works out at the gym four to five days a week. He chases around his baseball-loving grandchildren, and is prepping to volunteer at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Retiring in Style

The grand lobby of Maravilla Scottsdale is adorned with all the touchstones of a high-end resort: high vaulted ceilings, bronze ring chandeliers, hand-made tiles, fine art by star artists like Alicia LaChance, George Bucquet and Karin Schminke and, virtually every 10 feet, another set of comfortable-but-chic couches and chairs hand-selected by Beverly Hills’ top hotel interior designer Cheryl Rowley.

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Five Generation Chocolate ‘Eureka’ Cake

Eureka! I’ve discovered a decadent, rich and moist chocolate cake with a smooth and creamy chocolate frosting just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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International horror: 5 cautionary tales about traveling abroad

Enjoy international travel, but beware that you may have problems like these international travel horror stories demonstrate.

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The pros and cons of the lump sum pension

A lump sum pension choice gives you more flexibility, but also comes with more risk than receiving monthly retirement checks for life.

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