Expand your interests and social horizons with Meetup!

Three women in living room talking and smilingAre you familiar with Meetup? It’s an online service that allows you to find local groups with common interests to share and explore.  Spokane’s Meetup community is strong and vibrant, and you can create your own group if you don’t see one that interests you.  This article tells of one person’s success, and might inspire you to give it a try! How I Got an Instant Social Life Using Meetup | Senior Planet.

Retiring in the Next 5 Years: A To-Do List

Retirement Green Road Sign and Airplane Above with Dramatic Blue Sky and Clouds.Are you planning to retire in the near future? You certainly know that planning ahead is key, but what exactly does that entail?  Next Avenue offers a practical, specific list of ten steps you can take now to make the most of what we hope are going to be your golden years. Retiring in the Next 5 Years: A To-Do List | Next Avenue.

Aging in place in a tiny house

Norwegian campThe tiny house movement is gaining traction, and boomers and seniors are leading the charge.  Downsizing and simplifying our lives go hand in hand with the vision many of us have for our futures, and there are lots of ways to approach making your dream come true.  This article looks at several approaches, all from the perspective of folks “of a certain age”. Aging in place in a tiny house: Talk about downsizing | OregonLive.com.

Free Tax Preparation

Tax preparationFree tax preparation is available for most people who made less than $52,427 last year.  Single or married, with or without children, The Spokane Cash Coalition has you covered.   This organization can also hook you up with free financial classes, low cost checking and savings account, and more.  See for yourself! Free Tax Preparation – SPOKANE CASH Coalition.

Can a Controversial New Treatment Reverse Alzheimer’s?

Doctor talking to senior patientAlzheimer’s might be the most feared diagnosis of them all – even more so than cancer.  Chemo and radiation don’t touch Alzheimer’s, and the search for a cure has produced no proven solutions.  Scientists are looking at a treatment that might reverse the effects, however, and while the jury is still out it’s certainly worth our attention.  For more info, see: Can a Controversial New Treatment Reverse Alzheimer’s? | Senior Planet.

4 Costs You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate

money backgroundWho knew that you could actually negotiate these major bills?  Don’t just guess, take a look at this article and save some serious money! 4 Costs You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate | Next Avenue.

Beyond ‘I Have a Dream': 9 Stirring MLK Quotes

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Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and we’ll all be remembering his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.  Here are 9 more inspirational quotes from Dr. King worth revisiting and remembering,  Beyond ‘I Have a Dream': 9 Stirring MLK Quotes | Next Avenue.