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Men, women experience their retirement differently

Men, women experience their retirement differently

What?s retirement like? The answer may depend upon whether you?re a man or a woman. Women report more positive experiences in retirement than men, yet also say they are more likely to experience negative emotions, especially stress, according to a study conducted by MassMutual. The study?s findings have implications for retirement planning, both financially and emotionally. ?Women often experience high […]

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The link between snoring and heart disease

Snoring isn?t pleasant for anyone?not the partner who has to sleep beside the snorer, nor the snorer whose breathing may pause repeatedly throughout the night. But did you know that loud, excessive snoring is often a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that?if left untreated?can cause you to be five times more likely to die from heart disease? Along […]

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What every homebuyer should know about termites

What every homebuyer should know about termites

More than half of Americans (52 percent) have never had their homes inspected for termites, according to an NPMA survey. Yet 38 percent worry about discovering termites in their homes and 33 percent have had termite damage or know someone who has, the survey found. It?s a cruel coincidence that the spring?s real-estate buying season corresponds with another far less […]

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With diabetes, don?t overlook annual eye exams

With diabetes, don?t overlook annual eye exams

Diabetes can affect many aspects of a person’s health, such as increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke or serious kidney damage. However, many people may not realize that diabetes can also damage the eyes. More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 2.3 million of them have Diabetic […]

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Winter a good time to upgrade garage doors

Winter a good time to upgrade garage doors

At first thought, the dead of winter may not seem to be the optimum time to replace your garage door. In fact, quite the opposite is true: frigid temperatures and brisk winds readily prove the need to upgrade your garage door from an older non-insulated version to a modern, energy efficient garage door. The garage door is generally the largest […]

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Three simple tips for those first-time taxpayers

Three simple tips for those first-time taxpayers

Unless you majored in accounting, the thought of filing your own income tax return may evoke feelings similar to your first job interview. Though understandable, this is an unfounded fear, given the simple taxes most individuals have in their early to mid-20s and the easy digital tax programs available. ?All you need to file your own tax return is a […]

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Busting the myths for first-time home buyers

Busting the myths for first-time home buyers

Don?t assume that having a lot of student loan debt automatically disqualifies you from getting <p>a mortgage. The key factor is not necessarily the size of your loan obligation, but the amount of your total monthly debt payments compared to your monthly income. When buying a first home, most people are making one of the biggest purchases of their lives. […]

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Checklist can help buyers avoid costly repairs

Checklist can help buyers avoid costly repairs

Once you get inside the house and close the front door, see if any light is coming through between the edge of the door opening and the wall. This gap is an indicator that the door may need to be replaced since air can escape through it and cause higher energy bills. When you?re about to buy a house, it?s […]

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The truth about Affordable Care Act and your taxes

The truth about Affordable Care Act and your taxes

The ACA will have the biggest tax implications for those who received the Advance Premium Tax Credit?also known as a subsidy?or those who did not have health insurance coverage. There are a lot of changes to this year?s tax code?46 to be exact?as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What?s most important is to be aware if your […]

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Prepare your car for the official arrival of winter

Prepare your car for the official arrival of winter

Preparing your car for harsh winter temperatures before they strike is a great way to ensure your vehicle will be able to handle the year’s coldest months. Both new and old cars need maintenance during this season. Following the car care tips below will help to keep your vehicle running at its peak from now until spring. ? Check the […]

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