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Influencer grandma who trades stocks has some brilliant pieces of life advice at almost 100

The social media influencer dishes out simple tips for a long and happy life. 'It's attitude, attitude,' Kirschenbaum shared. 'I enjoy every day.'

Influencer grandma who trades stocks has some brilliant pieces of life advice at almost 100
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At 100 years old, Mildred Kirschenbaum is living her best, sassiest life. The inspiring grandma lives independently in a two-bedroom villa in Boca Raton, Florida, and is often seen online dishing out simple tips for a long and happy life in her thick New York accent. She is also a social media influencer who still drives a car, workout in a gym and trades stocks online! "It's attitude, attitude," Kirschenbaum told TODAY. "I enjoy every day."


 
 
 
 
 
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"She has no censor, she loves attention and she's an extrovert. She'll walk into the clubhouse, and it's like the queen has arrived and this is her court," daughter Gayle Kirschenbaum, 68, shared about her mother. "She lives life to the fullest. She is not riddled with fears." Gayle has been posting her mother’s wise words about life on her Instagram since the seasoned senior turned 99 and she has since gone viral. 

"She's smart and she's with it. She's very inspiring," Gayle said. The mother-daughter duo did hit a few bumps along the way when it came to their relationship. While they now enjoy a warm relationship, they did go through years of tension which Gayle highlighted in her 2015 documentary, "Look At Us Now, Mother!" and her TEDx Talk titled "No More Drama With Mama," where she opened up about how she forgave her mom after decades of "relentless criticism." Now they have repaired their relationship and have become best friends.


 
 
 
 
 
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As for Kirschenbaum's advice on a long and happy life, she believes it is important to keep the body in shape and eat well so you do not have to depend on too many medications later in life. "I believe in science. I'm not anti-drugs... (but) you have to help yourself. I think that's what keeps my inside healthier," she said. Several times a week, she makes sure to hit the gym and work out on a cardio machine for 20 minutes. Mentally and emotionally, she tries to keep a positive and stress-free mindset.

Despite hardships like losing her oldest son to cancer and her husband of 62 years to a stroke, she tries to stay positive. "I'm an optimist," she shared. "The world is full of pessimists." She also tries not to get angry at others in most situations. "It's not worth it — they’re not worth it," she noted. "If they're worth my anger, then they're worth my love. If it's someone else, I don't get angry. I just ignore them."


 
 
 
 
 
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The tech-savvy grandma also wants her peers to get comfortable with new technology and keep learning. As someone who owned a travel agency for 35 years, she still loves to explore the world and be adventurous. The centenarian also keeps herself trendy and is a "fashionista" according to her daughter. "You have to put yourself together. That doesn't mean you have to overdress with jewelry and things, just put yourself together," Kirschenbaum shared.


 
 
 
 
 
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