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10 Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance

Without a doubt, long-term care is a pricey proposition and if you need it, it will probably be your biggest retirement expense. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that elder care services will cost the average person $138,000. And the chances of needing some form of long-term care are higher […]

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Personal Financial Planning For Less Stress and More Success

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson once joked that, “The stock market has predicted nine out of the past five recessions.” His point was that there hasn’t been a system yet devised that can predict when the next economic downturn is coming. One could happen tomorrow or 10 years from now. Although you can’t control what […]

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Prevention Health Screenings and Why They Are So Important

With a car, if you don’t like the model, you can choose to replace it. You can even choose to upgrade it if you want, exchanging your Buick for a Bentley. But with your body, you only get one. And since it’s the only one you get, you should try to do everything you can […]

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5 Travel Tips for Seniors That Could Save Your Wallet and Your Life

There are few activities more pleasurable than pulling out a map or travel guide and planning your getaway. Paris in the spring, New England in the fall, Mykonos in the summer… But don’t let all the wanderlust sweep you away and make you forget a number of crucial pre-travel tasks that should be completed before […]

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How Much to Save for Home Repairs & Improvements

Few things last forever, except for maybe the pyramids, L.L Bean boots and school recitals. So, when it comes to the key systems and components of your home, you also need to be aware of their life expectancy so that when one does wear out or no longer performs up to your standards, you have […]

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Aging In Place Remodeling & Home Modifications

For the vast majority of older Americans, the idea of moving is about as appealing as a tax audit. AARP underscored this sentiment when it reported that 90 percent of those 65 and older say they have no intention of moving as they age. Yet, only a minority of baby boomers are actually prepping their […]

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32 Best Senior Citizen Discounts To Use

By being both old (even age 50 may qualify) and bold, you may be eligible for all kinds of senior discounts to help you stretch your retirement dollars farther. Use your age advantage to score discounts at museums, national parks, and, of course, many of the establishments you frequent on a regular basis, like grocery […]

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10 Estate Planning Basics for Defining Your Legacy

Let’s face it, estate planning — the process of designating who will receive your assets and handle your affairs after your death or incapacitation — isn’t at the top of the list for a majority of Americans. According to a recent study by Caring.com, * just 42 percent of U.S. adults currently have basic estate […]

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Part Time Jobs for Seniors: Enjoy a Working Retirement

If you’re an older American and plan to continue working, you’ll be in good company. Eight-five percent of the Baby Boomer population plans to work until their 70s and even 80s, according to the U.S. Senate’s 2017 Special Committee on Aging report, “America’s Aging Workforce.*” Indeed, this group of workers is projected to be the […]

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Stay Active as You Age – Follow the Three Cs

During the Great Depression, the U.S. Government created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which put hundreds of thousands of young men to work on environmental projects. By the time the program ended in 1942, President Roosevelt’s Tree Army had planted more than 3.5 billion trees and created more than 700 state parks. In 2019, the […]

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