Wily entrepreneurs are starting and running businesses in their later or post-retirement years

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Wily entrepreneurs are starting and running businesses in their later or post-retirement years

Seniors are more aware than ever that they need to have enough money to carry them through retirement. Experts put the figure at an estimated 80 percent of pre-retirement income for the average American, who is expected to retire at the age of 63, to live comfortably for the next 18 years. Unfortunately, many won’t meet this target and will run the risk of running out of money should they retire sooner or live longer. Instead of searching for post-retirement jobs, an option is to start a business to fund their retirement years.

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News

Who’s next for COVID-19 vaccinations Who’s next for COVID-19 vaccinations

Updated Jan. 13: Here is information from the state Department of Health and other sources on the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination in Washington. The federal government on Jan. 12 Tuesday issued new guidelines that expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone age 65 and older, as well as to those with medical conditions such as
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Logging on pulls people out of pandemic dumps

The constant stream of stressful news causes millions of people to check on the latest developments via their social media feed. The habit has given rise to the term “doom scrolling” – continuing to scroll through bad news even though it’s disheartening or depressing. But while technology can keep people down in the dumps with
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Survey highlights value, pitfalls of older workers

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Lifestyles

Free online advice for a smooth retirement

There are many ways people can make a mess out of their retirement, even if they have money in the bank. So Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources is offering “How to Spoil Your Retirement,” a fast-paced survey of the ways retirees can paint themselves into a corner. The presentation, which will look at issues
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Food

Takeouts take place of mealsites’ usual routine

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Adventures

Travel show is free, live and virtual Travel show is free, live and virtual

AAA’s Winter 2021 Virtual Travel Show will give Washington consumers a feeling for the future of travel without having to pack a bag or leave their homes. The show’s series of free virtual presentations, available from Jan. 12 through Feb. 28, will feature AAA travel experts and representatives of excursion companies and cruise lines in
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Health & Fitness

Dental health’s link to Alzheimer’s, and what it means for family members Dental health’s link to Alzheimer’s, and what it means for family members

I know from personal experience how tricky it is to navigate oral care routines with Alzheimer’s patients, because my father lives with Alzheimer’s. The average number of years that a person lives after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is eight to 10 years, but some live another 20 years or more. It is important for the
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Personal Finance/Business

Want to retire outside the U.S.? Here are 10 suggested choices Want to retire outside the U.S.? Here are 10 suggested choices

Retiring outside the United States has been growing in popularity for a number of years. There are attractive benefits for seniors such as warm climates, welcoming locals, delicious food, new adventures, and a lower cost of living. But making the move requires careful thought and research. There are a number of factors that must be
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