Posts

Showing posts from May, 2017

Don’t Risk a Lot to Save a Little

ifr170526–143
Don’t Risk a Lot to Save a Little
Karen Chan, University of Illinois Extension
read blog post“Don’t risk a lot to save a little”, that simple phrase has stuck with University of Illinois Extension’s Karen Chan through many years. All the way back she says to when she learned it while studying for her Certified Financial Planner designation. It is one of three basic principles of risk management. The idea is not to try saving a nickel when that decision might end up costing $10. Karen has a list of examples.

6 Ways to Age Successfully

ifr170519–130
6 Ways to Age Successfully
Karla Belzer, Extension Family Life Educator - University of Illinois
read blog postStudies have shown there are six main characteristic to aging successfully:Maintaining a positive or optimistic attitude. People who are more positive and optimistic are more resilient due to their creative, flexible, and open ways of thinking about things. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people. Let go of worry and practice self-care by managing your stress, laughing, and practicing positive self-talk.Stay socially active. Get involved in a cause or interest, pursue a passion, and do something you enjoy each day. Being socially active will help you reduce stress and benefit your mental and physical well-being.Live with purpose. Looking beyond yourself through giving to others is a hallmark of people who live with purpose. Consider volunteering in your community and think of ways you can give back. Share a talent or skill with others. Work as a mentor …