Kiplinger Article Offers Six More Examples of Terrible Estate Planning by Famous People

Some may wonder why we at AgingOptions report fairly frequently on celebrities who pass away leaving chaos in their wake in the form of terrible estate planning. It’s not that we seek to gloat over the fall from grace of the rich and famous. We fully realize that the family members of these famous men…

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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,…

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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…

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Becoming a Loved One’s Power of Attorney is a Big Responsibility. When Can You Say No?

One of the most important legal decisions an older adult can make is to designate someone close to them to act as power of attorney (POA) on their behalf. In choosing a POA, a senior is empowering another person to make both financial and – in many cases – medical decisions on their behalf. It’s…

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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…

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