Book Friday: The Retirement Savings Time Bomb

As if the stock market hadn’t been bad enough lately, sinking and taking the nation’s retirement funds along with it, now IRA expert Slott has news of an additional nightmare: the IRS is eager to take a monstrous chunk out of whatever’s left.

Slott asserts the importance of recognizing what he calls playing the back nine, or understanding that however much you’ve saved over the years, it won’t matter much if you haven’t protected it from the taxman.

Read: The Retirement Savings Time Bomb.

From: Getting Older Stinks

How to eat right ans enjoy sweets and fried foods

There’s no need to cut out all of your favorite foods.

You can enjoy sweets and fried foods in moderation, as long as they are an occasional part of your overall healthy diet. Food is a great source of pleasure, and pleasure is good for the heart –  even if those French fries aren’t!


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Improve Memory and Relax

Chronic stress releases cortisol, which at high levels interferes with the part of the brain that handles recent memories. This part of the brain has even been shown to shrink after long periods of stress.


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