Ageism is everywhere — here's what we can do about it

Ageism is everywhere — here's what we can do about it

Casual age bias is so pervasive that most of us don't even realize we're doing it. The first step to fighting it, experts say, is to simply be aware of it.

My Good Life: Becoming my parents' own personal clipping service

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My Good Life: Becoming my parents' own personal clipping service
How I've delighted my parents with news stories in the mail.

Over-50 readers' most memorable vacations

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Over-50 readers' most memorable vacations
We asked readers over 50 to share memorable travel experiences. You responded with stories and photos of adventure, relaxation and family connection around the world.
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For this couple, it's charity cup by cup

A heartbreaking 2015 trip to Haiti prompted Brandy and Steve Siewert to help children living in dire poverty.
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October 17

University of Minnesota program helps baby boomers find, develop encore careers

It's among the most persistent questions to dog workers at or near retirement: What comes next? Phyllis Moen wants to help. The University of Minnesota…
Variety
October 17

Catholic Eldercare foresees new NE. Mpls. rentals

The five-story building, for people 55 and older who live independently, would be called Alta Vita.
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October 17

Best to start early on estate planning

A major theme of this column is that managing money well over a lifetime shouldn't be complicated. All you need is a handful of good…
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October 17

My father-in-law, barefoot water skier

Nothing can stop him from pursuing his water skiing passion, certainly not age.
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October 17

When your spouse has no interest in money

In these marriages, preparing financially for the unexpected is key.
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October 17

Listen up: Treating hearing loss may help prevent dementia

Recent research found nine lifestyles changes that could protect your brain.
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October 17

12 examples of everyday ageism

Here are some examples of ageist speech and behavior that are so common — and in many cases, well-meaning — that you might not even…
Variety
October 17

How you can be a digital grandparent

The author of "Virtual Grandma" gives advice on grandparenting in the age of screens.
The Good Life
July 24

5 months as nomads: 6 lessons from traveling the world together

Chuck Bolotin, 58, and his wife sold everything and hit the road in Mexico. Here's what they learned.
The Good Life
July 24

How to know if your parents' stuff has value

Liquidators offer the brutal truth about whether your collectibles have value.
July 24

Where to see the eclipse across America

Make your road-trip plans soon for the celestial event on Aug. 21, but be flexible.
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July 24

The Good Life: 'Famous' Minnesotans share their favorite travel destinations

How do well-known Minnesotans take vacation? Not too differently from the rest of us.
The Good Life
July 24

My Good Life: Yes, I cane

A new member of the "cane club" discovers the pros and cons of walking with support.
Business
July 24

Best Buy introduces 'smart home' service aimed at caretakers' needs

The service offers an in-home assessment with families to design the right array of monitors and devices, and Geek Squad workers install the custom-built systems.
Business
July 24

Keep big purchases within your means

I had several wonderful conversations with recent retirees about their personal finances at Minnesota Public Radio’s 50th anniversary open house last Saturday. One lesson stood…
Variety
July 24
A study published in March in the Archives of Sexual Behavior noted a decline in sexual frequency among Americans of all ages. The sole exception: people over 70.

Senior citizens are having more sex and enjoying it more than younger people

Those age 70 and up are having more sex and enjoying it more than younger people. But they don't kiss and tell.
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June 23

Seeking your travel tales

Write to us about your favorite travel memory or destination.
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May 17

The real financial costs of caregiving

Minnesotans who provide caregiving for loved ones may face real financial hardships of their own.
Variety
May 3

Pioneering interracial couples in Minnesota share their experiences

In the 50 years since the Supreme Court validated interracial marriage, these Minnesota couples have been pioneers.
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