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Podcast Guest: Rich Checkan, CEO, Asset Strategies International

Generation Bold Radio, June 28, 2020--Guest: Dr. Daniel Belsky, Columbia University As the President and COO of ASI, Rich has knowledge of every facet of ASI’s operations. He has been an integral part of ASI's maturation from a precious metals and foreign exchange dealer to a full service tangible...

Podcast Guest: Dr. Daniel Belsky–Columbia University

Generation Bold Radio, June 28, 2020--Guest: Dr. Daniel Belsky, Columbia University Dr. Belsky's research sits at the intersection of public health, population & behavioral sciences, and genomics. His studies seek to understand how genes and environments combine to shape health across the life course. The goal of Dan's work...

Dental Tourism: The Good, the Bad and the Molar

Let’s face it. The sad fact is that your teeth will likely wear out before you do. That can mean a substantial financial outlay not covered by Medicare or private insurance. When my husband, Stu, was faced with the cost of extensive dentistry, we actually opted for treatment in...

Food for Skippy: Doggie Bags Boomer Style

My friend leaned over the table as if to impart a great secret. “Do you think the waiter will believe that I am taking the pastrami home for a raccoon?” She spoke in a conspiratorial whisper. And indeed, she was revealing a deep dark secret. After decades of chuckling...

OK Boomer: Have the Age Wars Begun?

In the 20 years during which I have been studying aging, I have run across many warnings from social and political commentators of the so-called coming “Age Wars.” This usually comes in the form of apocalyptic predictions of a conflict between a growing older population enjoying robust government entitlements and an...

What’s On Your Second Bucket List?

I am sitting in the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in Asuncion, Paraguay, having a transformational moment. After having visited 90 countries, all 50 states and almost all of the major US national parks, many of these more than once (London 22 times!), I am tearing up my Bucket List....

How Coronavirus Might Save Your Life

Over the past two weeks, I have changed my status from “old lady” to a member of a “vulnerable population.” But I don’t mind it at all. The new branding just may save my life. Before I explain, let me turn your attention to a blast from the past....

I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your Mace: How to Get Out of Your Exercise Rut

I’m getting bored by my exercise routine. Considering how often I got detention for cutting gym in Samuel Tilden High, it’s amazing that I have an exercise routine at all, boring or otherwise. Still, after 10 years at the same treadmill…countless squats and lifts…and classes, I need to come...

Why Are Grandma and Grandpa Wearing Masks?

There is conflicting information about how important it is to wear a protective mask and whether they do any good against coronavirus. It seems masks are most valuable to protect others from you if you have a bug. But, especially if you are an older adult, you may want...

The Happy Prisoner: The Ultimate Secret of Enjoying Sequestration

Since I’ve been sequestered because of COVID-19, I have reached a heady level of productivity and, dare I say, happiness. I know that you have been inundated with sound advice and how-tos. Inevitably, wash your hands, take an online course in Swahili and clean out the garage gets a...