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3 Wonderful Things To Do In Retirement (#1 May Surprise You)

According to a 2014 Gallup poll, the average age at which U.S. retirees reported retiring is 62. As many Hoosiers approach this age, they find themselves questioning what retirement will be like. Those who have already made the transition might find themselves reflecting on their retirement thus far.

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5 Ways Aging Hoosiers Can Protect Their Eyesight

Is your vision becoming a bit hazy as you age? Trouble with night driving and needing a brighter light while reading are things many older people can relate to. The National Institute on Aging provides valuable information on common eye problems you may experience as you age and lists steps you can take to protect your eyesight. Below are five precautions.

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Pros & Cons of Opening an Indiana 529 Plan for Children or Grandchildren

Saving money for a child or grandchild’s college education while also saving for your retirement can be tricky to balance and cause some uncertainty. For instance, which should you save for first? U.S. News has some great insight into managing these priorities.

At any rate, when it comes to opening a 529 college savings plan, Indiana offers three ways to stock pile cash for your child or grandchild’s education that in return provide tax benefits for your contributions. Details about these plans can be found here.

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Tips for Downsizing Your Indiana Home

There are a lot of reasons why some Hoosiers may be thinking of downsizing. Perhaps you’re now an empty nester whose youngest is officially off to college. Maybe you’re tired of hefty home maintenance duties and want a more manageable residence. Or, it could be that you’re newly retired. Whatever the reason, there’s certainly a number of things to consider before making the move. For instance...

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RIPEA’s 25th Annual Convention to Feature War Veteran Josh Bleill

RIPEA’s 25th Annual Convention will feature a repeat appearance by the Iraq War Veteran Josh Bleill.  Mr. Bleill appeared at RIPEA’s 21st Annual Convention in 2011 and received rave reviews. 

Josh joined the Marine Corps in 2004 and was activated for a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006.  While serving in Iraq, Corporal Bleill was severely injured resulting in the loss of both of his legs.  Corporal Bleill’s story, One Step at a Time, is an inspirational story and we are confident that if you heard his presentation in 2011 you will want to hear it again and if you were not with us in 2011 you will want to hear this amazing young man.

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Discount Dining in Indiana

There are a lot of advantages when it comes to restaurant dining. For starters, restaurants are a nice respite when you just don’t feel like cooking, plus you don’t have to deal with a messy kitchen aftermath. Restaurants also provide for a social evening of catching up with your significant other, friends or family. Everyone can order something different and tailor the meal to their liking. And, it’s a bonus if you have enough food left over to eat for lunch the next day.

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Budget Tips for Hoosiers: Pre and Post Retirement

Whether you’re still punching a time clock or already enjoying your retirement it’s beneficial to maintain a healthy and realistic budget regardless of your current situation. We’ve put together a list of pre and post retirement budgeting advice that’s sure to help you live life comfortably.

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Indiana Sightseeing: Things to Do & Places to See

The Hoosier state has a lot to offer when it comes to traveling. There’s truly something for everyone to appreciate. If you need help choosing your next getaway start with the list below.

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Hoosier Hospitality: Why Indiana Is The Perfect Place To Retire

There are a lot of fun facts about Indiana, but did you know that Columbus, Indiana was announced as one of the top 10 best places to retire in 2011.

You can’t help but feel at home in the Hoosier State. Indiana offers many lifestyle advantages such as picturesque landscapes to enjoy outdoor activities, passionate art communities that embrace culture, and some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet.

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Easy Ways for Hoosiers to Protect Their Identity

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. And addressing the issue once it occurs can be costly and worrisome for the person involved. Prevention is the best way to ensure a safe, happy life free from theft. Taking just a few simple steps can help protect you from identity thieves.

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