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Eight things to think about: independent senior living

Eight things to think about: independent senior living

| Bridget Ryder | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here are eight things seniors will want to consider when it comes to independent senior living.

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Spiritual preparation can make retirement happier

Spiritual preparation can make retirement happier

| Bridget Ryder | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retirement is great — but then, sometimes it’s not. While many retirees gladly turn off the lights in their offices and never look back, others find the transition from regular work difficult, even to the point of inciting anxiety and depression. Research has found that many retirees experience an initial boost in health and happiness after retirement that is followed a few years later by dissatisfaction and declining health.

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St. Joan of Arc seniors share wisdom with parish, community

St. Joan of Arc seniors share wisdom with parish, community

| Susan Klemond | September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Patsy Jones came prepared to hear about new library resources at a Sept. 12 senior workshop at St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, but she was also thinking about trees — and the parish’s SAGES senior ministry that sponsored the event.

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Five pitfalls of retirement planning

Five pitfalls of retirement planning

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Challenges in retirement planning lurk well beyond just getting started, but there are solutions.

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Australian bishops: Reject ageism, ‘old age will come to us all’

Australian bishops: Reject ageism, ‘old age will come to us all’

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Australia’s bishops called on individuals, communities and governments to reject rampant ageism and the toxic attitudes that often accompany concepts such as “intergenerational theft.”

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For financial rep, life insurance started in a concrete way

For financial rep, life insurance started in a concrete way

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic United Financial agent Peter Ryan understood the receiving end of life insurance long before he ever had to make a sales pitch.

He lived through it twice.

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Retired pope says aging brings intense prayer, awareness of judgment

Retired pope says aging brings intense prayer, awareness of judgment

| Cindy Wooden | September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

As he prays in his house in the Vatican Gardens and, especially, as he ages, retired Pope Benedict XVI said he finds many Scripture passages “more challenging in their greatness and gravity.”

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Veteran Dodgers’ broadcaster suggests retirement after 2016 season

Veteran Dodgers’ broadcaster suggests retirement after 2016 season

| Mike Nelson | August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The beloved 87-year-old broadcaster — once voted by fans as the “Most Popular Dodger” of all — said Aug. 28 he will return for one more season, but on Aug. 29 told a news conference at Dodger Stadium that “realistically, next year will be the last one.”

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Seniors find community life has perks, blessings

Seniors find community life has perks, blessings

| Julia Willis | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

After a person retires, the support and encouragement of family and friends become a crucial part of daily living.

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Financial advisers see planning through Christ’s eyes

Financial advisers see planning through Christ’s eyes

| Kathryn Elliott | September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Three faith-based financial advisers recently talked about how they approach financial planning by bringing Christ into their workplace.

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Is your money safe? Five easy ways to make sure

Is your money safe? Five easy ways to make sure

| Allison Kerfeld Wells - For The Catholic Spirit | September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

“You can’t cheat an honest man,” says W.C. Fields in the 1939 film of the same title. Jeff Robinson, owner and founder of Family Financial Services, believes this phrase provides key insight into everyday financial situations.

Con artists, just like W.C. Fields’ character, are looking to take advantage of anyone they can — especially those nearing retirement, said Robinson.

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