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Business
March 23
Investors who maintain focus on their long-term goals can ride out stock-market dips.

Protect your 401(k) from rising interest rates with this plan

As the Fed hikes rates, your retirement account balances may shrink, but that doesn't mean you should press the panic button.
Minneapolis
March 6
Legislators looking for ways to make transit more efficient said trying rideshare services makes sense.

Met Council may explore Uber, Lyft service for disabled people

As baby boomers age and demand for new transit options surges, other cities including Boston, Kansas City and the St. Petersburg, Fla. area, are experimenting with programs involving ride-sharing firms, too.
Variety
February 21
Local authors Kit Naylor, left, and Faith Sullivan met at a book signing 27 years ago and became best of friends since.

Friends across generations: Profiles of connections between people of different ages

Yes, people from different age groups can make for great bonds. We talked to four unique intergenerational pairs.
Home & Garden
February 20
Empty nester Chrysanne Manoles enjoys the rooftop of her condo in Tower Lofts in the North Loop.

Baby boomers tell all about selling their suburban homes and moving to downtown Minneapolis

What's it really like to shed your big suburban home and move downtown? Empty nesters tell all — the good, the bad and the surprising.
Variety
February 20
The author read four books to help her dejunk her junk drawer and other pockets of clutter.

My Great Decluttering Experiment

Four techniques, four weeks, 20 years of stuff. Could I get organized once and for all?
Variety
February 20
Local authors Kit Naylor, left, and Faith Sullivan met at a book signing 27 years ago and became best of friends since.

My Good Life: Two authors share an intergenerational connection

Writers Kit Naylor, 64, and Faith Sullivan, 84, share a mother-daughter bond of sorts, without actually being related.
Variety
February 20
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If you favor a certain side of your body, start giving the other side equal attention.

How to stay fit after 50

If you've passed the half-century mark, it's likely that your body isn't bouncing back like it once did. Your lower back might be feeling the…
Variety
February 20
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The best way to spend safely in retirement

Researchers ran the numbers to create a workable strategy.
Variety
February 20
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How boomers can propel the #MeToo movement

By combating sexual harassment, they can leave a major workplace legacy.
Variety
February 20
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Now may be a good time to rebalance

Q: During my career, I followed your advice and used dollar cost averaging to build my retirement income. Not surprisingly, my portfolio now needs…
Stage & Arts
February 20
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Park Square Theatre's artistic director ready to leave after 43 years

Park Square's "accidental artistic director" Richard Cook will retire this fall on his 70th birthday.
Business
February 20
Ebenezer Care Center resident Sol Sepulveda, 64, watched scenes of nature and people playing at the beach in virtual reality.

VR helps seniors cope with depression, anxiety, Minneapolis center finds

A test program has yielded promising results at Ebenezer Care Center.
Variety
February 20
Sol Sisters Katherine, left, and Sue York gave Evan Hungerbuhler, 18, a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, some tips on using the SunSp

Duluth sisters want to help you fight the winter blues – on a bus

The Sol Sisters treat sun-starved Minnesotans to a dose of warm light.
Business
February 20
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U survey pinpoints need to better understand older workforce

As labor market tightens, some are finding ways to keep older workers on job.
West Metro
February 18
These sports cars were in a pack that zipped along I-394 in April 2016 and caught the attention of the State Patrol.

Video released of pricey sports cars topping 100 mph in pack on I-394

With case against drivers closed, authorities release audio and video records from 2016 escapade.
Variety
October 18, 2017
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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.
Variety
October 17, 2017
Brandy Siewert and family of Waconia started Java Relief, an online coffee store, to help raise money for the youth of Haiti. Provided

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.
Variety
October 17, 2017
University of Minnesota Sociology Prof. Phyllis Moen is the founding director of the U’s Advanced Careers Initiative.

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, 2017
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Catholic Eldercare foresees new NE. Mpls. rentals

The five-story building, for people 55 and older who live independently, would be called Alta Vita.
Variety
October 17, 2017

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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