This “Misunderstood” Financial Tool Could Rescue Your Retirement

There’s a crisis looming in America when it comes to retirement. No doubt you’ve read the articles and heard the news stories about this oncoming tidal wave of challenges for retirees, especially aging boomers. We’ve written about this issue several times on the AgingOptions Blog. As baby boomers retire – now at the rate of […]

Fewer and fewer Americans are Seeing Retirement Dreams Come True

A few weeks ago USA Today published an article that was a real eye-opener for those of us in the retirement field. The title spoke volumes. “Easy retirement?” it read. “Only for the privileged few.” No matter whether you’re retired or just beginning to plan, we suggest you click here to read this important analysis. […]

Retirement Expert Warns that Facebook Might Ruin Your Retirement!

Could Facebook and other popular forms of social media actually ruin your retirement? It’s possible – and it’s something online seniors increasingly have to guard against. That’s the fascinating conclusion from this very recent article in USA Today. If you’re a fan of social media – and odds are you are, since two-thirds of American […]

Veterans, Beware: Scam Artists are Targeting Your Pension Benefits

Scam artists know no shame. Here at AgingOptions we frequently hear from clients and radio listeners asking us about some enticing new offer, investment or scheme they’ve received in the mail or read about online. Seniors are considered to be especially vulnerable to fraud, since as a group seniors tend to be more trusting, more […]

Insurance Giant John Hancock Says It’s Getting Out of the LTC Business

If any of us needed any more evidence that the long-term care (LTC) insurance industry is in upheaval, this surprising article from the Forbes website provides it.  Forbes magazine reports that insurance giant John Hancock is leaving the LTC insurance business effective in December 2016. Policies presently in force, estimated at 1.2 million, will remain […]

With Open Enrollment Well Underway, Beware of the Scam Artists

As certain as the changing of the seasons, whenever they smell opportunity the “scam artists” come out of hiding to prey upon their innocent victims. Sadly, seniors tend to be relatively easy targets, and Medicare open enrollment period provides, as the military people say, a “target-rich environment.” Our advice to you, echoed in this recent […]