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BABY BOOMERS: THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S RETIREMENT

    BABY BOOMERS: THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S RETIREMENT

If you were born between the years 1946 and 1964, as many in our JCN community were, you have been dubbed the Baby Boomer generation. Now many of us are either retired or looking forward to retirement, but what does retirement in America mean in the 21st century? It certainly does not look much like the retirement years of our elders. It looks better.

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CONQUER YOUR FEAR OF TECHNOLOGY

    CONQUER YOUR FEAR OF TECHNOLOGY

It has almost become cliché to assume that older Americans have a love/hate relationship with technology– leaning more toward hate. As it turns out, that is a broad generalization that

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BEWARE OF IRS TAX SCAMS

    BEWARE OF IRS TAX SCAMS

Today most of us are aware that scam artists are plentiful and clever. However, when the IRS issues a warning about a particular scam, it is well worth our attention.

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LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE: YES OR NO?

    LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE: YES OR NO?

The good news is that we are living longer. The worrisome news is that we are going to have to stretch our finances for more years than we may have expected. Enter long-term care insurance, “designed to cover long-term services and supports, including personal and custodial care in a variety of settings such as your home, a community organization, or other facility,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Is long-term care insurance appropriate for you? That is a decision each person must make, but chances are you will incur some unexpected expenses associated with aging. A number of factors should be considered, including whether you have a chronic illness, how your family history may predict your need for long-term care, and how your lifestyle (diet, exercise, etc.) may affect your future health and wellness.

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IS CASH ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR?

  IS CASH ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR?

Is cash about to go the way of VCRs, pay phones and black and white televisions? Society is changing rapidly,

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Welcome to the Neyland Report

  Welcome to the Neyland Report

If the name John Neyland is familiar to you, that is because you are probably already a member of our community. Our community includes JCN Financial and Tax Advisory Group, Strength Science Studios and John’s Dream.
Our three enterprises may seem quite different from one another, but we see them as all part of our one goal – to help people have their best lives. JCN Financial aims to help you establish financial security and peace of mind for your future. Strength Science Studios offers a scientifically-proven exercise program, primarily for mature adults (although everyone is welcome). John’s Dream is John Neyland’s charitable foundation. Neyland has been mentoring troubled or disadvantaged young people for 25 years, one deserving person after another. Today, many of those people are productive, contributing adults.

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OVERCOMING AGEISM IN THE WORKPLACE

  OVERCOMING AGEISM IN THE WORKPLACE

There is good news and bad news about the American job market. The good news? We are experiencing the lowest unemployment rates in a long time. The bad news: Older workers are still being discriminated about in hiring, inclusiveness and promotions. Ageism is alive and well in the workplace.

A recent survey of 1,265 baby boomer (people born between 1946 and 1964) job seekers, 52.5% of respondents said they have experienced age discrimination by an employer or potential employer. Similarly, 44.5% of baby boomers surveyed believe their generation is unfairly stereotyped by employers. If this sounds familiar to you, keep in mind it has little or nothing to do with your skills or experience. It has everything to do with a youth culture that permeates the American workplace.

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LIFELONG LEARNING: WEBINARS

  LIFELONG LEARNING: WEBINARS

One of the best ways to live a full life – at any stage of life – is to keep learning. That does not necessarily mean you have to go back to school or commit to a long-term endeavor. Consider Webinars. Webinars, for the uninitiated, are seminars in which you can participate online. There is an endless variety of topics and subject areas, and those interested can participate from the comfort of their own homes, or anywhere there is online access.

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4 WALLET-FRIENDLY LOUISIANA GETAWAYS

  4 WALLET-FRIENDLY LOUISIANA GETAWAYS

Even if you already took your summer vacation, maybe you deserve one last blast before summer has passed. Here in Louisiana, you do not have to go far to have a great weekend getaway. Everything from moderately-priced camping experiences to luxury accommodations will be poised to welcome early Fall visitors. There are dozens of options, but we have selected five of our favorites. Don’t just take our word for it – get packing and let’s go!

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IS SOCIAL SECURITY RUNNING OUT OF MONEY?

  IS SOCIAL SECURITY RUNNING OUT OF MONEY?

We have been hearing the doom and gloom stories of the demise of social security for some time now. But how accurate are these daunting predictions? As it turns out, they are more realistic than we would like to believe.
In April of this year, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report. The 260-page report is a laborious read, but as usual, the numbers tell the story. Last year there were 63 million people receiving benefits from Social Security. There are approximately 327 million Americans, so just over one-fifth of the population collects benefits. That part may not be surprising, but if there is an alarming figure in the report, it is this one: The total cost of the program in 2018 was $1,000 billion. Total income was $1,003 billion. As you can see, Social Security is paying out almost as much as it is bringing in.

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