Voyage Retirement Blog

End-of-Life Issues

June 25, 2018

Before today’s modern medicine, people usually died of three things: injury, infections or some type of nutritional deficiency.1 Painkillers may have come in the form of herbal tea or some other applied root, so pain was a fact of life. Life expectancy was much shorter than today, and people often died suddenly or after a…

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Demographic Differences

June 18, 2018

Consider these questions for a moment: Have your outlook and attitude toward politics and culture changed over the years? Or are you the same as always? If you were a conservative young adult, do you hold the same beliefs today? If you were a rebel as a youngster, are you still? Or have you mellowed…

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6 Steps to a Successful Summer

May 31, 2018

It’s summer time again, the time for fun in the sun and relaxing from teaching so we’ve compiled a few things to help you make the most of your summer escapades.

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The Future of Medicare and Social Security

May 28, 2018

There is little doubt that Medicare and Social Security are important programs that help older Americans in retirement, particularly now that so many are living beyond previous life expectancy rates. In fact, past models for savings rates may be failing many older Americans, who represent the only demographic seeing significant increases in poverty rates in…

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June 2018 Newsletter

May 15, 2018

JUNE 2018 SWISH FOR A WISH This month saw our first charity basketball tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish. SO LONG, SUITS & TIES The casually dressed workplace seems like the new normal. CAN MONEY REALLY BRING YOU HAPPINESS? One study says yes… up to a point. PLENTY OF HYPE, BUT LITTLE SUBSTANCE Hyperloop travel is a dream…

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Ways to Avoid Financial Scams

May 7, 2018

According to a recent survey, about two-thirds of adults age 70 and older fall for online scammers. Here are some tips to remember about some of the latest frauds:1 Medicare does not employ “sales representatives.” Apple and Microsoft do not sell virus protection software for your computer. There is no African prince from Nigeria who…

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Insights Into Cybercrime

April 30, 2018

Although it’s taken a back seat to domestic concerns over the past year, cybercrime is still on the rise. Attacks such as “Wannacry” shut down health care systems and businesses across the globe in 2017,1 and the World Economic Forum estimates cybercrimes cost the global economy about $445 billion a year. 2 It is a…

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April 2018 Newsletter

April 26, 2018

APRIL 2018 AROUND THE OFFICE Our own Austin Eddy went walking with “Bull” for a good cause. INTO THE ESCAPE ROOM Why people of all ages are choosing to “escape” for a fun night out.  PROCRASTINATION DOES NOT PAY Saving too little for retirement today may lead to financial stress tomorrow. ARE HEALTH TRACKERS TRULY ACCURATE?…

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Traveling on a Fixed Income

April 23, 2018

Oh, the places you’ll go! Renowned author Dr. Seuss wrote a children’s book in 1990 that has become a popular graduation gift for young adults. Part of its message:1 “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way!” Perhaps for some people, the time to…

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Digital Tools for Tax Season

April 16, 2018

Tax season is upon us. According to the IRS, about 90 percent of taxpayers now file their taxes electronically. The agency touts the service as more accurate, convenient and secure than paper claims, and people usually receive their tax refunds faster. The IRS offers free tax filing assistance to filers who earn $54,000 a year…

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