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longevity mistakes

Can Exercise Help with Dementia?

The results of a year-long trial led by researchers at UT Southwestern have homed in on how aerobic exercise can improve memory in older subjects with mild cognitive impairment. The findings suggest it is never too late to start exercising, since aerobic activity improves blood flow to regions of the brain associated with memory.

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cyberwarfare

Protecting a Digital Legacy

The world exists just as much online as it does offline. Failing to recognize that when planning for the end of life can lead to unexpected repercussions for survivors.

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power of attorney

What Do I Do If I’m Named Power of Attorney?

Has a loved one named you their financial power of attorney? Are you ready to take on all the responsibilities that entails? Hopefully, you won’t be called into action anytime soon, but with the coronavirus pandemic continuing, it’s something to think about.

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Beneficiary designation

Are My Beneficiary Designations Trouble?

Most consumers are familiar with the beneficiary designation form they complete when opening an IRA or 401(k). The form designates who receives the asset if the account owner dies. However, these forms can create confusion, unintended bequests, and family turmoil if not adequately monitored.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, as we enjoy our burgers and dogs in our socially distant reality, it may help to take the long view that we are not alone in this time of challenge. Many other generations have had their own difficulties to rise above and have managed to pass on a better world for us. 

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