Lastest Stories by Drew Wood

The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1 and lasts through the end of November. And it could be a doozy! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced there’s an 85%...
Social Security is the largest U.S. government program, costing about $1.24 trillion a year, but it’s by no means a handout! Funded by payroll deductions, your Social Security benefits are the...
It’s the home stretch to retirement for members of Gen X—people born between 1965 and 1980. The oldest members of this generation are 59 years old. It’s shocking to contemplate, but...
Whether you think the United States is overcommitted or under-committed abroad, this article will give you food for thought. The U.S. is treaty-bound to defend over 50 countries. We’ve...
Young folks in their 80s still have a lot to learn from their elders. Elders like 93-year-old Warren Buffett, the uber-rich founder of Berkshire Hathaway. With $134.9 billion to his name, you might...
The AARP estimates that one out of seven retired people 65 and older depends on Social Security for almost all of their income. If that’s you, we understand it’s especially important to you to...
Millions of people have a fear of flying. Even for those of us who don’t we have to admit we hold our breath sometimes on takeoffs and landings and feel slightly alarmed at signs of turbulence....
Happiness is an elusive quality for individuals, families, and whole countries. That doesn’t deter us from trying to get more of it and to compare how happy we are in relation to others....
What could a man born in 1930 have to say to someone born in 2004? Well, as it turns out, a lot. Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world, with a net worth of over $137 billion. But...
So you want to be rich. How will you know when you’re there? It depends on who you compare yourself to. If you have enough food and clean water, you’re richer than millions of people in...
Vladimir Putin is undoubtedly one of the most controversial leaders in the world today. The former KGB officer, now President (for life), has his eyes set on reconstituting as much of the defunct...
Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that resembles a hybrid of judo and wrestling, with takedowns, grappling, joint locks and chokes. It began in Japan but was modified in 1925 by Hélio...
If you were born between 1965 and 1974, you’re in the best decade of your life—your 50s! The angst and insecurity of youth are mostly behind you. You’ve experienced relationships,...
If you were born between 1965 and 1974, you’ve seen a lot of changes in the world. In a technologically inventive era, our everyday lives have been transformed so much that it’s already...
Planning summer overseas travel? The U.S. State Department warns all Americans to exercise precautions and be alert to the possibility of crime or violence directed toward foreigners. But there are...