As People Live Longer, More “Boomerang Seniors” are Relocating to be Close to Their Own Very Old Parents

People relocate all the time to be closer to family. It’s certainly not unusual to think about aging parents moving to another community – or another state – to be closer to their adult children and their grandchildren. Traditionally, the image in our minds used to be that of a couple in their 70s moving…

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Another Celebrity Legal Battle Heats Up, This Time Involving 95-Year-Old Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee

It seems to happen with depressing regularity: another big-name celebrity is caught up in a bitter squabble with adult children, business managers, and high-priced lawyers over the disposition of their money. The most recent example to hit the headlines is Marvel comics icon Stan Lee, who is reported to be suffering from physical and mental…

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AARP: Do You Want to Give Your Money to Your Family? Do it the Right Way and Keep the Peace

Generosity is a wonderful thing. If you’re at a stage in your life where you feel you have plenty of resources, and you’re motivated by a desire to give some of your money or possessions to those you love, that’s an admirable impulse – but beware. Your generous spirit can end up causing more trouble…

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Are Breathing Tubes Being Used Too Frequently on Older Patients? New Study Causes Doctors to Wonder

Your ailing parent is rushed to the hospital. Among other critical symptoms, he or she is having trouble breathing, so the emergency room physicians sedate your loved one and insert a breathing tube. Mechanical breathing keeps respiration going while doctors deal with the other medical challenges. All appears to be well. Last Opportunity to Speak?…

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Financial Planning, or Mere Lip Service? Ask These 5 Questions to Help You Find the Answer

He or she may look like a financial planner. They may talk like a financial planner. They may even act like a financial planner, and it might say “financial planner” on their business card. But is the person you’re trusting to plan your financial planning really a financial planner? Dig a little deeper and you may…

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Don’t Allow FOMO to Rob You of Your Joy in Retirement!

Earlier in 2018 we ran an article on the AgingOptions blog warning our readers to beware of Facebook – it might be ruining their retirement. (You can find the article here.)  Now just this week we’ve run across a similar article on the popular financial website MarketWatch. This piece isn’t warning retirees specifically about Facebook,…

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Saving for College or Saving for Retirement? Maybe it’s Time to Re-Think Your Priorities

Do you think saving for your children’s college education takes precedence over saving for your own retirement? If you do, you’re not alone – but you may be making a major mistake, with a big price to pay down the line when you do eventually retire. That’s the conclusion from this insightful article that appeared…