HOBBIES ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Do you have a hobby? Hobbies can give meaning and purpose to your life in retirement. As Robert Putnam points out in his book, Bowling Alone, it’s easy to discount the importance of hobbies and social engagements. Putnam details the widespread decline in civic engagement, from PTA memberships to neighborhood potlucks and bowling leagues. Over a couple of generations, Americans have misplaced the concept of free time.

SPECIAL PLANS FOR YOUR SPECIAL PEOPLE

Lily is a beautiful, active and full of personality toddler who happens to have Down syndrome. Lily’s parents and I have been friends for years and I have the continuing pleasure of watching Lily and her siblings grow up. While Lily is becoming a physical therapy rock star and hitting all her milestones in a timely fashion, her parents have started planning for the future.

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WHY WE ENJOY OUR HOBBIES

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a hobby as “a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation, engaged in especially for relaxation.” Hobbies include anything from playing a musical instrument to gardening, bird watching or sewing. A hobby is a way of focusing on something you enjoy just for the sake of that enjoyment. It may also be a way to clear your mental palette. You could be stressed out by a situation at work or the challenges of raising children and need an escape.

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4. Review Beneficiary  Designation Forms



5. Keep Everything Together


Place all your important documents in a folder together and put them in a safe place. In addition to your legal documents, put bank account information and passwords in the folder for your loved ones to find easily if necessary. If you are putting your documents in a bank’s lock box, make sure your loved ones know they are there. Make copies of all your documents or scan them into your computer for easy reference.  

5 TIPS FOR REVIEWING YOUR ESTATE PLAN IN THE NEW YEAR


3. Review Your Will


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Welcome to 2019! The beginning of the year is a great time to plan for your future. If you have already done some estate planning, it is time to review your documents. Here are some tips:


1. Review Life Changes



2. Review Your Powers-of- Attorney (POA)