Retirement Insights for July 2023
News and information for current and future retirees.
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
The Trip of a Lifetime
What is your perfect, once-in-a-lifetime experience? Hot air balloons over the French countryside? A voyage aboard the Orient Express? A gourmet tour of Southeast Asia? Chartering a luxury yacht for a long sea voyage? When you let yourself daydream, do you yearn for a journey to a faraway place in plush comfort? Do you crave an educational experience, like a master class with a great artist you admire?
If you've never mentioned your once-in-a-lifetime big dream to your financial professional, consider doing so. Depending on what you have in mind, they can help you prepare for large expenditures and may have some resources that might help. With all of your bases covered, you can focus on your amazing experience and not worry about anything else. Whatever you're dreaming up, don't let anything hold you back. With determination, preparation, and a willingness to explore, you can manifest a lifelong dream and enjoy beautiful memories for years.1
Slow Cooker Potato Chowder
- 8 cups diced potatoes
- ⅓ cup onion, chopped
- 3 (14½ oz.) cans chicken broth
- 1 (10¾ oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, cubed, softened
- ½ lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
- Chives, to taste
- Combine potatoes, onion, broth, and cream of chicken soup in a slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until potatoes are tender.
- Add cream cheese and blend.
- Top with bacon and chives before serving.
This recipe serves 12, making it a great option for a warm household gathering.
Adapted from Wisconsincheese.com.2
Dipping Into Swimming: Aquasports and Your Health
Looking for fun and engaging ways to get some activity into your life? Your gym or community pool may offer an opportunity in terms of aqua sports. Aquasports provide a fun and effective workout, combining swimming pool exercise and sports.
Aqua-cycling can burn up to 300-500 calories per session, all while offering a lower-body workout. Aqua-jogging develops flexibility, strength, and endurance and has a low impact on your joints. Aqua yoga helps to tone your figure while letting go of stress. Aqua boxing is a mix of moves inspired by martial arts and boxing practiced in water. Aqua-fitness, another low-impact activity, helps to tone your body using accessories such as foam noodles, balls, or pull buoys.
These activities offer a way to beat the heat in summer, and, depending on the facility, an activity you may be able to participate in year-round thanks to heated indoor pools. There is also the social element, as classes offer an opportunity to make new friends and connect with other community members. And you might even get into better shape if everything goes swimmingly.3
Did You Know?
James Caleb Jackson, a vegetarian physician, invented "granula" in 1863 in an attempt to keep patients well-fed. A mixture of bran and twice-baked graham flour was served in large nuggets and reputedly so hard that it had to be soaked in liquid for half an hour to become edible.4
On the Bright Side
56-year-old Jim Fullan has fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing college baseball as an outfielder for Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. Fullan impressed the coaches and his teammates with his determination and skills and earned his spot on the roster. Although he is often mistaken for a coach or a player's dad, Fullan is proud to be a member of the team and is motivated to keep up with his younger counterparts, attending all of the daily practices and scheduled games.5
My daughter is twice as old as my son and half as old as I am. In 22 years, my son will be half my age. So how old is my daughter?
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1. Sagespring.com, July 12, 2022
2. Wisconsincheese.com, May 2, 2023
3. Decathlon.in, March 2, 2021
4. Todayfoundout.com, January 18, 2017
4. Today.com, April 14, 2023