5 Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Aging Alone

Carol Marak |

Planning for the long-term can be unsettling, because aging is complicated and stacked with complexities and risks. But if you are a solo ager — someone without a spouse or children — enacting a plan will, over time, turn out to be one of the smartest things to do. Starting out, the toughest question to address is, where do I begin? That in itself elevates one’s stress and worry to the point that it causes people to delay or put off making a plan entirely.  

In the book, “The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living,” Dr. Amit Sood, a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind’s instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety — especially when under pressure to perform.  Click here for the full article.


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Carol Marak is not affiliated with US Wealth Management, LLC and LPL Financial.

Carol Marak is a Solo Aging Expert and founder of The Guided Roadmap for a Supportive and Secure Future at CarolMarak.com, and The Elder Orphan Facebook Group. Find achievable tips when aging alone at Solo and Smart YouTube. Carol lives in Dallas, Texas. 

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