4 Steps to Prepare for Retirement

4 Steps to Prepare for Retirement
According to the 2017 Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefits Research Institute (ERBI) and Greenwald & Associates “many American workers today are feeling stressed about retirement and are not taking steps to prepare for it.” Naturally they’re less confident or secure around their finances. Here are some startling facts taken right from EBRI’s March 2017 issue brief followed by 4 steps you can take today to prepare for retirement:
Findings include:
  • Six out of 10 American workers feel very or somewhat confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement, though just 18 percent feel very confident. The share of workers reporting that they feel either very or somewhat confident has declined compared with last year (60 percent from 64 percent in 2016). Worker confidence now resembles levels measured in 2015 (when 59 percent were either very or somewhat confident).

Bone Broth For Beginners

Bone Broth For Beginners

The doctor told my friend Jack, not to eat gluten, corn or dairy and to have 2 cups of bone broth a day. The diagnosis was Leaky Gut Syndrome. This happens when the processed food everyone eats creates little holes in your intestines. Food particles, not fully digested, seep out into your body, going places they were not meant to go, creating allergic reactions. Apparently, the syndrome is pretty common today and may account for premature aging and other maladies.

Bone broth is said to repair the holes. The collagen and amino acids coat the lining of your intestine. The doctor also told Jack to avoid gluten, corn and dairy, which are among the foods with the most allergens and hardest to digest. Okay, I am not a doctor, but I have a black belt in google-fu and I like to experiment in cooking. So here is what I figured out:

The Nutrients Contained In Bone Broth

1. Glycosaminoglycans, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate.
2. Essential minerals and electrolytes like calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.
3. Collagen which contains 19 amino acids, including glutamine, glycine, and arginine.

The Health Benefits Of Drinking Bone Broth

1. Protects joints
2. Benefits the gut
3. Maintains healthy skin
4. Supports immune system function
5. Boosts detoxification
6. Aids the metabolism, the chemical processes inside a living organism
7. Aids the storage of energy
8. Tastes good
9. Aids sexual stamina

How To Make Bone Broth