The Best Life

January 2010


Home Repair Tips for Winter Damages

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With winter storms regularly sweeping the country and unusually cold temperatures in warm-weather areas such as Florida, the threat of serious water damage has become all too real for many homeowners. Here is some expert advice on dealing with these headaches. It is provided by home-repair ...

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retirement

Unhappiness, Yes; Defeatism, No

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Is health reform on life support? Did Massachusetts really speak for the rest of the country? Hey, I don't know. I don't think other people do, either. But it is clear that whatever you call the 2,000-page healthcare legislative leviathan, it's not going anywhere for a while. It's also clear that ...

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retirement
economy

Target Date Funds Up 27 Percent for Year

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Target date funds posted their third straight quarterly gain in last year's fourth quarter, a 4 percent increase that trailed a 6 percent rise in the S&P 500 index of widely held stocks. For the entire year, target date funds were up 27.1 percent, according to a report from Ibbotson Associates, a ...

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retirement
401(k)

10 Reasons You Need a Pet

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As the new year unfolds, one of the best resolutions you can make—and keep—is to call your local animal shelter and make arrangements to see if there is a stray dog or cat that you can take into your home. Having a pet helps seniors stay invested in life. Particularly if you live alone, pets ...

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retirement
senior health
pets

10 Money Tips for 2010

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As you move back into the daily routines of a new year and new decade, here's a checklist of 10 things you should do to make better use of your money. We've already become savvier consumers and cut back on spending. So, if there's a dominant consumer theme in 2010, it will be to look for lots of ...

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retirement
money

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