Is a million dollar retirement fund enough?

How much money is enough money to retire? That’s a question Seattle-area Elder Law Attorney, Rajiv Nagaich gets frequently on his radio show. Say, for instance, that you have $1 million in your retirement account? Is that enough? I’m going to use one of Rajiv’s expressions here and say, “it depends.” It depends upon what…

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Physical capabilities in midlife linked with survival

Researchers in a 13-year study that followed over 5,000 midlife adults found that a subject’s physical ability in midlife provided clues to whether they survived the next decade.  Subjects self-reported their physical ability for routine tasks such as grip strength, maintaining balance while standing and chair rise rate (the speed at which an individual goes…

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Doctor visits too short, too rushed

World News in Nursing Report ran an article about celebrating an increase in the average time doctors saw patients.  The increase was for 32 seconds longer.  That was in 2007.  The article was in response to consumer complaints that began at least as far back as 1995 that doctor visits were too short.  Even back…

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