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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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The Art of Music

Of all the astonishing things the human mind does, the most amazing may be that it can take sound and turn it into music, and then take music and turn it into meaning.

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Confessions of a Peg-Legged Water Balloon

As spring approaches, you’ll see a lot more runners dotting the sidewalks and parks. My admiration goes not to the lean, sinewy ones running in top-of-the-line gear, but to the bulbous newcomers, puffing along because this is the day they wouldn’t put off.

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Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: I enjoy your column and was very happy for you to hip women upon paying their own way on dates, or at least offering to share the high cost of entertainment. Yes, we wanted equality which means pay for your own! I would like you to take on another challenging issue.

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GoldenGirls

Enjoying the golden years, these grannies are on the court and having a ball.

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Tips For Knowing When It’s Time To Replace Products On Your Home

Owning a home means giving constant attention to the building products that go into protecting the structure of your house. While we’d like to believe items like our roof and windows will last forever, that’s not the case.

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What is Relay Service?

In this day and age of email, social media and texting, many people take talking over the phone for granted. That being said, phone calls are still the most preferred method of personal communication, and its digital alternative is nowhere nearly as universally accepted.

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The ‘Looking Down Generation’

The teenage boy stepped off the curb into the street as I was approaching in my car. I hit the brakes and he kept on walking, continuing to look down at his hand-held, palm-sized electronic device and all but oblivious to everything around him.

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Spring Training Sausage and Peppers

You never really know exactly when something becomes a ritual, but we know for certain that Cactus League in Arizona is one of our most cherished rites of spring.

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There’s More to Maui than Sun and Surf

There’s More to Maui than Sun and Surf

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5 essential items to take with you on your Alaskan cruise

The unforgettable experience of cruising Alaska is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each cruise offers exotic wildlife, great outdoor adventures and unforgettable scenery.

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Retirees want to find states that do not tax Social Security benefits

Many retirees consider moving to a different state when they retire so their Social Security income is not included in state income taxation. Understanding which states tax this income can be important to older adults.

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