7.8.19 – Something has to give!

Weekly market update Stocks continued to add to this year’s gains last week following a truce being declared between China and the U.S. on trade. On Wednesday, the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ closed at record levels ahead of Independence Day. Investors did throw some shade on stocks to close out the week following a much stronger than expected jobs report …

7.8.19 – Skip bottled water

Eco tip Instead, stock up on BPA-free, refillable water bottles that you can keep with you throughout the day. Plastic water bottles generate an enormous amount of plastic waste, and this one simple step can have a long-lasting impact. Tip adapted from sunriseseniorliving.com Read newsletter disclosure Back to newsletter

7.8.19 – Use leftover fruits and veggies

Health tip Oftentimes we find ourselves purchasing more fruits and vegetables than we can consume and end up tossing them. Make sure no good fruit or vegetable ever goes to waste again with juicing or blending. It’s a quick and easy way to make use of them while getting more vitamins and nutrients into your diet. While both methods are …

7.8.19 – Pace of play

Golf tip Playing on a packed course can be challenging, but don’t let one slow group ahead ruin the experience or mess up your game. Don’t let slow play change your mood as it can negatively affect your performance. With some downtime, you might think it’s a good time to focus on your next play, but it might actually work …

7.8.19 – Top 7 tax scams: #3 Identity theft

Tax tip It’s important to be alert all year long to tactics aimed at stealing your identity. The IRS, Security Summit partnership of state tax agencies and the tax industry, have made major improvements in detecting tax return related identity theft during the last several years. The agency reminds taxpayers that they can help in preventing this crime. The IRS …

7.1.19 – Trade Truce at the G20!

Weekly market update Stocks stumbled last week amid heightened geopolitical tensions, with traders and investors keeping a close watch over the kickoff of the G20 summit meetings and hoping for a grand deal—or really any deal—they could have swapped cornbread recipes and the markets would like it. But, boy what a month and first half of the year we had! …

7.1.19 – Reusable coffee mugs

Eco tip It’s good to enjoy a few warm cups of coffee, but throw-away cups can be bad for the environment. Nature.org reported that paper coffee cups are made with a plastic called polyethylene, which prevents it from being recycled. Seniors can begin living green by drinking out of reusable mugs instead of paper or plastic cups. Tip adapted from …

7.1.19 – Fragrant aging

Health tip To many people, the onset of summer brings countless hours at the pool or the beach, soaking up rays in pursuit of a golden tan. But before you rub or spray on your suntan lotion, you may want to consider staying away from perfumed or scented suntan lotions if you want to prevent your skin from aging quicker. …

7.1.19 – Improve your chipping in 3 steps

Golf tip For chipping success, a proper setup is necessary. Employ these steps into your setup for chipping effectiveness and consistency: Align your stance to the target and then put the ball back in your stance Exert your weight on your front foot Put your hands forward of the ball Putting your weight on your front foot and your hands …

7.1.19 – Top 7 tax scams: #2 Phone calls

Tax tip Phone calls from criminals impersonating IRS agents remain an ongoing threat to taxpayers. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent years as con artists threaten taxpayers with things like police arrest, deportation and license revocation. Note that the IRS does not make phone calls but instead sends official notices in the mail. Tip …