Retiring with Debt? Consider These Three Ways to Make Your Debt Load More Manageable

Most people approaching retirement age probably dream about retiring debt-free. Entering retirement without the burden of debt is certainly the ideal – but if you think it’s the norm, think again. The reality is, about seven out of ten households headed by those in the 65-74 age group are carrying at least some debt load,…

Your Loved One is Facing Eviction from an Assisted Living Facility. What Are Your Options?

If you live in an assisted living facility, or have a loved one who does, you’re part of a growing group of Americans – currently about three-quarters of a million – who are healthy enough to live more or less independently but need some help with activities of daily living. This assistance can take the…

Way Behind on Retirement Savings? It Won’t be Easy but You Can Still Recover – Here’s How

We recently ran across this article published a few months back on the CNN Money website. Written by retirement expert and well-known money writer Walter Updegrave, the article tackles a question we hear often at our AgingOptions LifePlanning Seminars and on our radio program: What do I do if I’m in my 50s or 60s…

Special Report: Thousands of Nursing Home Residents Die from Preventable Infection Linked to Staffing Shortage

A damning article on the website of Kaiser Health News, just published a few days ago, reports that thousands of senior nursing home residents are dying each year due to a type of infection that is almost always preventable. Analysts suggest that chronic short-staffing in many of the nation’s nursing homes is largely to blame.…

Seniors Deserve Some Straight Talk, and Some Financial Help, when it Comes to Soaring Rx Costs

“It seems that everyone’s talking about the high costs of drugs—to friends, with family, on social media—but where those conversations are not happening often enough is at the doctor’s office.” So began this important article that appeared in the pages of Consumer Reports. Although the article was written some time back, it reflects a situation…

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Don’t be Misled by False Medicare or Social Security Ads

With millions of people relying on Social Security or Medicare, scammers target audiences who are looking for program and benefit information. Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible.   The law that addresses misleading Social Security and Medicare advertising prohibits people or…

Breaking News: President Trump Unveils Executive Order to Enhance Retirement Security. Will it Affect You?

Just last week, according to this article on the NextAvenue website, President Donald Trump unveiled a plan the administration claims will allow more Americans to retire securely.  Released by executive order, the new proposal does two things that may affect the retirement future for millions of Americans, including you. Significant Changes “President Trump last week…