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Why You Shouldn’t Google Your Symptoms

You know you’ve done it. That slight headache, a twinge in your back or a weird rash has sent you straight to Google to diagnose yourself. You inevitably start to panic that you have a fatal health issue. You’re not alone. Sixty-five percent of Americans turned to Google to decipher…

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Life Insurance: Peace of Mind When You Need it Most

You know you need life insurance and the peace of mind it brings, but you haven’t yet pulled the trigger. You’ve worked hard to provide a solid foundation for your family’s financial future, so protect it. It’s pretty simple – if someone depends on you financially, you need to have…

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Preparing for Your Final Expenses

Talking about death, especially your own, can be uncomfortable and downright anxiety-inducing. But, if you’ve ever had to make funeral arrangements for a loved one, you know the significant cost involved and the numerous decisions that need to be made. Preparing for your own final expenses may not be easy or…

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Common Cold or Allergies? What You Need to Know

Coughing and sneezing are no fun. You feel like you want to crawl into bed, pull the covers over your head, and stay put until it passes. The glances from coworkers when you sneeze or blow your nose make it even worse. Because allergies and colds cause many of the…

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Planning Ahead for Long-Term Care Costs

Long-term support and services include any kind of assistance that helps a person who cannot help themselves due to cognitive, physical or chronic health conditions. These services include instrumental activities of daily living such as eating, bathing and getting dressed. Long-term care may also include stays in assisted living facilities…

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What You Need to Know About Aging and Depression

Depression is one of the most common disorders affecting many Americans at some point during their lifetime, and it doesn’t discriminate based on age or gender. While aging isn’t a cause of depression, there are some facets of depression that are unique to older people, as well as some common…

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Women: Here’s How to Overcome Retirement Challenges

Juggling a career, caring for your family and other responsibilities can put you in a position of financial disadvantage when it’s time to retire. Maybe you chose to stay home with your children, giving you less of an opportunity to accrue the same amount of savings as your husband. Perhaps…

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Eight Common Health Issues Seniors Face

The life expectancy of the average American is higher than it has ever been. Make those extra years as healthy and active as possible by losing weight, quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet and exercising. Doing these things may help ward off some of the eight most common health concerns…

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Nine Health Concerns for Millennials

Each generation has its own health concerns. While there’s no reason to be afraid, it’s a good idea to be aware so that you can be proactive about prevention. Knowing what’s out there can also inform the decisions you make about your health care, especially during the season of Marketplace…

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Five Important Things You Need to Know About Short-Term Health Insurance

You’ve probably heard about short-term health insurance, whose purpose is to fill the gaps between regular health insurance coverage. For example, maybe you’re a recent college graduate, you’re between jobs or you’re retiring early. Each of these situations could be a time when you would need short-term health insurance. Let’s…

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Five Surprising Benefits of Having Life Insurance

You know life insurance is a valuable asset to have in the event of your death, but did you know all the ways that life insurance can be valuable while you are living? Here are some extra benefits to keep in mind. 1. Get Help Buying a Home If you’re…

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What You Can Do About Aging and Anxiety

Anxiety was once thought to decline in older adults, but it turns out the opposite is true. Older adults worry about their own health, having a fixed income, loss of mobility and the well-being of their loved ones, according to Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Though aging and anxiety can go hand-in-hand,…

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