Social Media and Your Relationship

In a 2014 Pew Research Center survey 46% of millennials said their social media accounts had a major impact on their relationships. You should always make your partner feel more important to you than your phone. You should always shut your phone off when you are spending special time with your partner—like when you are […]

Money and Your Relationship

Money is consistently the most common reason for conflict in a relationship. Couples with financial problems and debt have higher levels of stress and are less happy in their relationship than those who don’t. You must be honest about your spending. It’s surprising how common it is for two people in a relationship to lie […]

The Clap Is Back!

Gonorrhea, the STI your grandparents knew as the clap is back—and unhappily, it’s stronger than it ever was. A report from the World Health Organization shows that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea—the second most reported STI, infecting 820,000 people per year—much harder to treat. If you’re not scared of getting gonorrhea, here’s a sobering thought—left […]

Seniors Are Not Remarrying

Although Seniors can be committed in a new relationship, they are deciding not to remarry. Living together like remarriage brings companionship and wider social circles, not to mention sexual intimacy, at a time when seniors may otherwise face isolation. And financially pooling resources in a single household often improves senior’s economic stability, especially for women […]

Your Social Security Benefits

We all have been paying into Social Security for years and can’t wait to start collecting…but WAIT…don’t be in a rush! According to AARP and the Financial Planning Association, 90% of retirees know that waiting to collect Social Security will get them a bigger benefit—but only 5% know how much bigger! Individuals who collect their […]

Divorce and Tax Consequences

According to the Pew Research Center (03/09/2017) Americans ages 40 and older are at an ever-increasing risk of divorce. From 1990 to 2015 the divorce rate rose 14% among those age 40 to 49, and 109% among those 50 and older. Besides the emotional stress of a divorce, you also have the stress of dividing […]

Benefits Of Having A Dog

It is a fact that single people who own a dog live longer lives with less chance of heart disease. Dogs make us live longer, healthier lives. And dogs give you unconditional love with no strings attached. In the largest-ever study on dog owning, researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden examined the health records of […]

Prenuptial Agreement

No one should get married without a Prenuptial Agreement in place! It doesn’t matter how much or how little you have, you always have to protect yourself! And second and sometimes third marriages—and the extended families that sometimes come with them—require financial and estate planning. Forty percent of new marriages include at least one spouse […]