Studies find exercise improves your mood, helps depression and eases anxiety For all the focus on looking and feeling fit, it would be easy to miss how much of a boon exercise is for mental health. Besides increasing muscle tone and endurance, cardio and strength training can, quite literally, change your mind.… Read More
19 easy, expert-endorsed ideas to help you care for your heart morning, noon and night Never underestimate the heart-healthy power of small changes. Saying yes to a bowl of juicy grapes instead of a handful of salt-and-vinegar chips, clicking “off” before another episode of your favorite binge TV series rolls, even letting in rays of early-morning sunshine primes your metabolism, your arteries and your heart for optimal performance, says noninvasive cardiologist Pelbreton Balfour, M.D.,… Read More
Climbing stairs lowers risk of death, according to new study People who want to improve their heart health — and maybe even live longer — should make a habit of taking the stairs, rather than the elevator or escalator, according to a new report from the United Kingdom.… Read More
Big question: how’s the economy doing? With the year more than half over and markets on a spree, it’s an important question to consider. Let’s dig into the latest data and find out. Inflation continues its downward spiral. The latest data for June shows that inflation fell for the 12th month in a row to an annual rate of 3%.1 That’s a significant improvement from June of last year when inflation soared to 9.1%.… Read More
A million dollars used to be the ultimate target for retirement portfolios.  Retiring as a millionaire brought status and confidence that you could live comfortably during your golden years. If you retired with $1 million in 1970, you probably wouldn’t have to worry about your nest egg running out, even with a lavish lifestyle.… Read More
ONE 3 ways you can profit from rising inflation As the cost of everything from groceries to gas goes up, many Americans are feeling the pressure of rising inflation.  But there’s good news. You may be able to profit from rising inflation.… Read More
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You’re interested in taking control of your money, but you find yourself in situations like: Sitting quietly while the men talk about money (maybe even yours), worried you’ll sound silly if you speak up Watching the news and wishing you knew more, but the whole financial world feels so complex and intimidating Not wanting to become one of those women who gets taken for all her savings You’re good at what you do (hobbies, career, and running your busy life), but feeling in control of your financial life feels so out of reach and overwhelming.… Read More
What do you really know about taxes? How familiar are you with the basics? What about the intricacies? It’s no secret most of us aren’t tax pros. Many of us have some pretty big knowledge gaps when it comes to key tax issues, like different tax brackets, charitable giving, and tax liabilities.… Read More
Planning financially for retirement can help make aging more comfortable Yes, there are good things about being old, such as increased happiness, less stress, better marriages and deeper friendships. You seldom hear that: People tend to focus on the negatives of aging.… Read More