Medicare

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…

Aretha Franklin

Breaking News: Soul Queen Aretha Franklin Passed Away Without a Will or Trust, According to CNN Report

On August 16, 2018, the world lost a great artist when “Soul Queen” Aretha Franklin passed away at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. For boomers and many others, Franklin was an absolute artistic icon. Since her death in Detroit, praises have been flooding in from around the world, extolling her as an example of true…

Stan Lee - Marvel Comics

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…

Barbara Bush’s Death Teaches Lessons about Comfort Care

The issues of comfort care and end of life medical decisions are front and center with the death of Barbara Bush. Earlier this week America lost one of its best-known and most-admired citizens, former First Lady Barbara Bush. She passed away Tuesday April 17th at age 92 in her Houston home, surrounded by family, including her husband George H.W. Bush, our 41st President.

Paying More, Getting Less: High Prices Drive U.S. Health Care Inefficiencies

Every so often here at AgingOptions we encounter information that causes us to scratch our heads in amazement, and here’s the most recent example: in the United States, we seem to have perfected the art of paying more for our health care – and getting less to show for it – than any other industrialized…

Estate Planning - Safe Harbor Trust

Casey Kasem Wasn’t the Only Celebrity Lacking a Strong Estate Plan

Here on the AgingOptions blog we’ve frequently used the sad tale of pop music celebrity Casey Kasem as an example of a wealthy person whose poor estate planning triggered a pathetic end-of-life spectacle. (Click here to read our blog article, published a few years ago, that described the sad affair of Casey Kasem.) By failing…