A “Long-Term-Care Plan” is an Essential Part of Retirement Preparation

Do you have a “long-term-care plan”? Before you answer, let’s define what that means, and why we ask the question. We ran across this idea in a recent article on the financial website MarketWatch (you can click here to read it). The article, written by California-based financial planner Robert Klein, phrases the issue pretty bluntly: […]

Medicare Open Enrollment is Here – and it’s Wise Not to Skip It!

The Medicare open enrollment period is here again. It begins each October 15th and continues through December 7th, and according to this recent article on the website MarketWatch, you really shouldn’t skip it. If you do, you could be missing out on hundreds of dollars in savings. Open enrollment refers to that time each year […]

Caring for a Dementia Sufferers Takes Huge Financial, Emotional Toll

A few weeks ago the world held the annual observance of Alzheimer’s Day – and to mark the occasi0n an organization called Caring.com released the results of a survey that showed just how burdensome caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be. The poll demonstrates what many already […]

5 Decisions You Can Make Now to Help Get Retirement Plan on Track

Since retirement planning is our specialty here at AgingOptions, we’re always intrigued by articles with titles like “5 Things to Do Now to Get Ready for Retirement.” Often these articles offer advice that smacks of “too little, too late.” But this article from a recent issue of the Washington Post with that very same title […]

In Today’s Economic Recovery, Older Workers are Still Left Behind

Age discrimination in the job market may be illegal, but it remains prevalent. That’s the unsettling conclusion found in this recent article from the Reuters news service analyzing the plight of older workers in today’s slow-growth economy. The article by Reuters columnist Mark Miller has a stark title: “Older and jobless – the US recovery’s […]