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Social Security COLA for 2018 is a “Good News, Bad News” Mix

First, let’s consider the good news about a Social Security cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2018: it looks like there’s going to be one, and it could be the most generous in years But the bad news is it may not amount to much in actual

What Worries You? Survey Shows Common Age-Related Concerns

Here at AgingOptions we’re always advising people to remember as they plan for retirement that feelings matter In other words, it’s all well and good to make careful plans for your retirement future, but you need to take your emotions into

NY Times: Future of Medicaid and of LTC Insurance Closely Linked

Watching the battle over health care legislation in Washington, DC is like watching a high-stakes ping pong match First one side and then the other has the edge in votes, with the future of every American’s health care hanging in the balance As of

Concierge Medicine: the Wave of the Future, or Back to the Past?

It always amazes us here at AgingOptions to run across people who spend countless hours (and hefty fees) to create carefully-crafted financial plans, yet overlook caring for the most important asset of all: themselves  For that reason we were drawn

Reverse Mortgages Could Help Reduce Rate of Senior Bankruptcy

Financial experts who track such things report that there’s good news on the bankruptcy front: the rate of bankruptcy filings in the US is on the decline However, there are a still close to one million people filing each year, and a significant

The Fraud Never Ends – Here’s 2017’s Top 10 List of Worst Scams

There are some “Top Ten” lists nobody wants to make, and here’s a good example, from the website of the Mic Network (wwwmiccom) It’s the Top Ten list of the worst scams of 2017, and it reflects the creative skill of thieves out there who are

NYTimes: Most Arthroscopic Knee Surgery “Complete Waste of Money”

If you’re like most adults, knee pain is a common occurrence Almost everyone has knee pain occasionally, and one article from a few years ago suggested that about one-quarter of adults experience knee discomfort much of the time (a figure that

Experts Predict Big Changes in Aging and Retirement in Coming Years

At AgingOptions, we focus a great deal of attention every day on the multi-faceted field of retirement It’s a fascinating topic with an infinite number of variables, always changing and evolving That’s why this article from a website called New

Survey Shows Most Americans “Clueless” About Retirement Finances

If you were to ask most Americans how important it is to have a solid understanding of financial issues affecting retirement, the majority would agree that it’s extremely important, even essential Saving money and spending it wisely is one of the

Can Diet Reduce Odds of Dementia? Studies Give Optimistic Answers

We continually hear plenty of bad news about Alzheimer’s disease It’s the illness people seem to fear the most as they grow older, presently afflicting at least 55 million Americans, almost all age 65 and above The Alzheimer’s Association