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The Overlooked Habits of Happy Aging

Money Talks News Logo By Kathleen Coxwell of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 5: Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on NewRetirement. There are probably thousands of articles published every day on how and why to eat well and exercise. And yes, these are critical endeavors for healthy aging. But they don’t cover everything you need to do to live your best life for as long as possible. What might be missing? The two most overlooked endeavors for preparing for your future are:  Carefully fostering intellectual and social habits Building and maintaining a comprehensive financial plan  The data is pretty clear that Americans have gotten the message on the benefits of diet and exercise. However, they have not yet as widely adopted financial and intellectual habits that are also critical to thriving in old age and are key to how to live your best life. Let’s take a look at who does what and why each area of self-improvement is important. It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter. Sponsored: Add $1.7 million to your retirement A recent Vanguard study revealed a self-managed $500,000 investment grows into an average $1.7 million in 25 years. But under the care of a pro, the average is $3.4 million. That’s an extra $1.7 million! Maybe that’s why the wealthy use investment pros and why you should too. How? With SmartAsset’s free  financial adviser matching tool. In five minutes you’ll have up to three qualified local pros, each legally required to act in your best interests. Most offer free first consultations. What have you got to lose? Click here to check it out right now.

The Overlooked Habits of Happy Aging

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared on NewRetirement.

There are probably thousands of articles published every day on how and why to eat well and exercise. And yes, these are critical endeavors for healthy aging.

But they don’t cover everything you need to do to live your best life for as long as possible. What might be missing? The two most overlooked endeavors for preparing for your future are:

  • Carefully fostering intellectual and social habits
  • Building and maintaining a comprehensive financial plan

The data is pretty clear that Americans have gotten the message on the benefits of diet and exercise. However, they have not yet as widely adopted financial and intellectual habits that are also critical to thriving in old age and are key to how to live your best life.

Let’s take a look at who does what and why each area of self-improvement is important.

It’s not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

Sponsored: Add $1.7 million to your retirement

A recent Vanguard study revealed a self-managed $500,000 investment grows into an average $1.7 million in 25 years. But under the care of a pro, the average is $3.4 million. That’s an extra $1.7 million!

Maybe that’s why the wealthy use investment pros and why you should too. How? With SmartAsset’s free financial adviser matching tool. In five minutes you’ll have up to three qualified local pros, each legally required to act in your best interests. Most offer free first consultations. What have you got to lose? Click here to check it out right now.

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