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There’s Still Time To Do Your Own Taxes

30 Tips to Doing Your Own Taxes  –  MONEY MAGAZINE  (Editor’s Note) This is just the kind of advice you need to complete your taxes this year. Use it to review before submitting your taxes online or if you haven’t started yet – get busy! Here’s a sample of the tips you’ll get in this very helpful article:…

The Same “Old” Story

The Rules of the Job Market are not the Same for Older Workers Editors Note: A recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune takes a look at several different studies to examine the current state of the job market for the older worker.The results are not surprising. New research by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston…

Weird Job Wednesday: The Most Valuable Player

Being a professional mascot might not be a “career move,” but if you love sports, are enthusiastic,athletic, and want to be the “most valuable player,” then this just might be your dream job. The first Sports Mascot was the San Diego Chicken for the Padres. He earned $2 an hour in 1974! Today, 95% of professional…

Staying Motivated in this “Bad News World”

(Editor’s note) We’ve recently been deluged with abhorrent news reports in rapid succession. There have been hundreds of innocent lives senselessly lost in the United States and all over the world. Political debates and elections are in progress which could have a profound effect on our future. We feel powerless and don’t know where we stand globally. And In the midst…

Age Discrimination: 10 Things that Demean Older People

“10 Microaggressions Older People Will Recognize Immediately” From the Huffington Post Editor’s Note: There are subtle things younger people say and do that demean older people every day. TV ads are glutted with culturally and technically out-of-touch older people. If you’re over 40 (yes, it starts young), and looking for a new job or making…

The Weight of Unemployment

Lose your Job. Get Fat. (Editor’s notes) Alicia Adamczyk‘s article in MONEY discusses the findings of a Health and Retirement Study of full and part-time workers ages 50-60. The participants were of average weight and lost their jobs before they became eligible for Social Security. The research revealed a weight gain during unemployment that was not incurred…