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Using a Health Savings Account to Pay for Long-Term Care [Video]

Using a Health Savings Account to Pay for Long-Term Care [Video]

 

Most of us have heard of a Health Savings Account (HSA), but many don't understand the important details about these accounts.

HSAs were intended to provide a way for Americans to save money for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses before meeting the deductible of a high deductible health plan (HDHP). In fact, an individual or family must have an HDHP to open an HSA.

HSAs were primarily intended to soften the financial burden of healthcare expenses for HDHP account holders of all age groups. However, an HSA can be particularly advantageous in paying for long-term care expenses at age 65 or over.

8 Ways To Express Creativity in Retirement

8 Ways To Express Creativity in Retirement

Are you looking for fun and creative ways to spend your leisure time? Starting a journal, music, painting, knitting, woodworking, and scrapbooking are just a few examples of creative pursuits. There are plenty of methods to have fun while keeping your hands active and your creativity thriving, regardless of your interests or skill level.

Creative activities can help older adults develop motor skills, build social relationships, reduce stress, and relieve anxiety. In addition, both physical and mental health have been demonstrated to benefit from creative hobbies. Being creative can benefit seniors in a variety of ways. Researchers have discovered six characteristics of successful aging.

6 Benefits of Staying Busy in Retirement

6 Benefits of Staying Busy in Retirement

As we age, there are added benefits of staying busy. Remaining active and engaged during the day can improve sleep, increase energy, boost memory and brain health, improve productivity, and help to boost moods. In addition, anxiety and depression are less likely to occur in those who are busy interacting with others around them.

Finding a balance between being busy and socializing as well as getting enough sleep and having time to rest and recharge, is a key component of healthy aging. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of staying busy!

6 Benefits of Working Out With a Partner

6 Benefits of Working Out With a Partner

Staying physically fit throughout life is essential for wellness and becomes even more so as we get older. Strength, flexibility, and stamina can decrease faster after 30, even more so after 60.

One of the significant issues is that we fall out of workout routines, and the longer we wait to pick them back up, the more challenging it becomes.

If it has been some time since you've worked out or you feel like your workouts are boring, and you want to stop, a great option is working out with a partner, which provides a range of benefits to improve your life.

10 Signs It Is Time to Declutter Your Home

10 Signs It Is Time to Declutter Your Home

Many people think of clutter as trash lying around the home. However, clutter is not just trash that needs to be thrown out. Clutter can be articles of clothing, toys, paper, and anything lying around in inappropriate places. If you look around your home, you will probably find plenty of clutter that needs to find a home. By learning a few simple decluttering tips, you can win the fight against your growing clutter. 

7 Tips To Pick the Right Mattress for You

7 Tips To Pick the Right Mattress for You

Aging tends to be challenging for the body, as there are many pains and aches you have to deal with. However, taking the attitude that this is just part of the aging process doesn't help. Instead, you should take actionable steps that will help you improve your well-being.

Of course, our sleep quality is one of the top factors that determine how well we do in other areas of our life. That is why it is crucial to select the right mattress to enhance your sleep quality.

Here are the top mattress shopping tips for older adults to help you make the right decision and sleep better.

13 Warning Signs Your Older Loved One Needs Help at Home

13 Warning Signs Your Older Loved One Needs Help at Home

Planning for in-home care is often the last thing many people want to think about. However, having a basic plan in place can help alleviate unpleasant surprises down the road. One way to prepare for a loved one's care is by making yourself aware of the signs and symptoms of challenges that come with aging. Everyday activities that were once routine may be neglected due to poor memory or simply because it's too difficult. 

How to Settle Into Your Golden Years in a New Marriage

How to Settle Into Your Golden Years in a New Marriage

Now that you've found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you can confidently settle into enjoying your "golden years" together in your new marriage. There may, however, be a few rough patches that you need to work through. This can be tricky, but you can do well if you communicate and keep a positive attitude. Read on for some tips and tricks for navigating your new married life.

8 Poor Eating Habits to Watch Out For

8 Poor Eating Habits to Watch Out For

Healthy eating isn't just about what you eat. It's also about how you eat. So while a diet high in vegetables, lean protein, fruits, and low-fat dairy is a great place to start, healthy eating also involves how you consume your food: when you eat, how you eat, and how you fill your plate.

So, what are the bad habits that are putting people into trouble? In this post, we'll go over some habits to watch out for that may have a greater effect on your health than you realize. How many are a regular part of your routine?

10 Benefits of Having a Daily Routine in Retirement

10 Benefits of Having a Daily Routine in Retirement

Structure and routine are essential, and it can be easy to feel lost without them. This is especially true after retiring when the regular routine of a job is no longer present. A daily routine helps to prepare your mind for success and ensures that critical chores such as healthy eating and daily cleanliness are completed.

Maintaining a regular routine can be incredibly grounding, especially as we age. In the midst of so much change and uncertainty, everyday routines provide us with a sense of security, consistency, and control. Many psychological benefits of routines exist, but there are also some physical benefits too.

Here are some of the primary benefits of routines, ranging from stress reduction to greater sleep!