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Social Security Benefits are Safe, says Kiplinger – Does That Mean We Can All Rest Easy?

It seems like the rumors never stop flying: Social Security is going broke, they say, so you’d better start claiming benefits now because the program isn’t likely to be around much longer. Somebody in your circle of friends, probably your cousin’s next-door neighbor, always claims to have the inside scoop about how this benefit that…

Harvard Study: U.S. is Unprepared for Looming Crisis in Senior Housing

Nearly three-quarters of senior Americans want to live in their own homes as they age – but less than one percent of American housing stock is properly equipped to accommodate them. That’s just one finding that grabbed our attention from a comprehensive study by Harvard University called “Housing America’s Older Adults.” It’s a long report…

Mind the Gap! What You Don’t Know About Medigap Coverage Can Cost You Plenty

If you want to start a heated debate among retirees, get them started on the relative merits of Medicare versus Medicare Advantage. Talk about strong opinions! One person has nothing good to say about Medicare Advantage and is an outspoken advocate for traditional Medicare, while the next person is just as vehement but in precisely…

Cognitive Impairment and Personal Finance: Recognizing the Warning Signs in Someone You Love

According to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) one senior in three passes away with some form of dementia – and those numbers are increasing. So that presents a pretty strong likelihood that an aging person you love is starting to deal with the effects of cognitive impairment. Every month there are many articles appearing that discuss…

Medicare Plan Finder Confusion

Medicare Advantage Changes

Changes are On the Way for Medicare Advantage – but Don’t Celebrate Too Soon, Says New York Times   The announcement came a few months ago (and we wrote about it on the Aging Options blog back in April): Medicare Advantage plans were about to change, expanding to offer a whole host of new services…