6 things to consider before you move in retirement

by Harriet Edleson on

If you’re seeking a new lifestyle in retirement, you’re not the only one.

Of those who purchased new homes, 18% were younger baby boomers, ages 56 to 65, and 14% were older boomers, ages 66 to 74, according to the 2021 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report from the National...

I hope we are this good

by Rick Ropelewski on

The kids are back at school, so my wife Martha and I went to Chatham in Cape Cod for the Labor Day weekend. It had been a tradition for about 10 years that Martha and most if not all of her six siblings and their children would descend on the town one week during the summer. Cape Cod League baseball...

Sinking Our Teeth Into It

by Thomas Lally on

There’s been a new development in our house over the last couple of weeks – Briana’s first teeth are arriving.  It all started with a few days of unexplained fussiness when she didn’t want to eat or sleep very much.  She’s never been great at napping (what 3 month old is?) but this was another level...

I Made A Mistake…

by Nora Daniels on

My mom has a special play area set up for my daughter in her living room. When you spend a good chunk of time with an infant, you end up looking up at the ceiling more often than you’d anticipate. So it had recently come to her attention that she had only one room in her house with popcorn ceilings...

College Scholarship Resource Site

by Rick Ropelewski on

With students returning to college campuses, we wanted to share this scholarship resource. Scholarships are a great way to reduce your out-of-pocket cost and this interactive database makes it easier to find scholarships that your student could apply to.

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Hey, I Could Get Used to This

by Rick Ropelewski on
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I am at the point in life where my tie collection is complete. Also, with our kids 21 and 19 we’re now at the stage in life where getting quality time with them is difficult. So, for the holidays I asked the kids for an activity or outing with them versus another tie, and they...

NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - Vanguard Group, the world's second-biggest asset manager, said on Wednesday the U.S. economy had a growing chance of falling into recession in the next two years but raised its expectations for annual returns on stocks and bonds.

The Pennsylvania-based mutual fund...

Here's how rising interest rates affect bond prices, home mortgage rates and more.

Prepare for rising rates.

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.5% on May 4 – the largest rate hike since 2000. This was the second rate increase in 2022, although the latest hike was slightly more...

A Little Different This Year

by Thomas Lally on
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I recently returned from a week’s vacation in Truro with my in-laws. They’ve been going for decades and I’ve joined the last several years. It’s always a nice trip, and this year was no exception, but the week did look quite different with an 8 week old baby.

For starters, we almost couldn’t fit...

12 Ways to Win a College Scholarship

by Farran Powell and Emma Kerr on

Explore these scholarship options, seek out a mentor and tighten up application essays to win money for college.

 

Private and institutional scholarships can be lucrative.

While universities provide the bulk of scholarship awards to college students, there are still thousands of dollars up...

Seeing Everything Through New Eyes

by Nora Daniels on
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First things first, in March I welcomed a baby girl into my family. We named her Saoirse, pronounced seer-sha. It means “freedom” in Irish. So it’s quite fitting that I get to tell you about her the week of Independence Day!

In my neighborhood, we celebrate the third of July. I look forward to...