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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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10 Reasons To Know Your Neighbors

In 2010, the Pew Research Center issued a very un-neighborly finding: 28 percent of Americans know none of their neighbors’ names. In 2016, the share of Americans who say they “never” socialize with their neighbors hit an all-time high of 34 percent, according to the General Social Survey. Experts have posited multiple reasons why Americans […]

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Financial Tips for Widows

When your spouse dies, your world changes. It goes from “we” to “me” in a heartbeat. If you were used to dividing up the chores, such as cooking, cleaning, cutting the grass or changing the air filter on your refrigerator or HVAC unit, these tasks may now fall on you alone. And the truth is, […]

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What You Need To Know About Medicaid

Medicaid is the largest health insurance program in the United States, covering about one-in-five low-income Americans or about 73 million people. Before you’re tempted to say the program can’t help you because you think you earn too much or own too many assets, you may be surprised, or even shocked, by what you’re about to […]

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Safeguard Your Most Valuable Documents

It’s one of life’s most maddening, stomach-churning, and anxiety-filled experiences: frantically rifling through a dusty attic, rusting filing cabinet or other hidden cavity of the house looking for a critical document that has suddenly gone missing. From birth certificates to death certificates, we accumulate vital documents that we should be able to locate in a […]

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Healthy Aging: Age-Old Secrets for Keeping Young

If you were like a lot of kids growing up, you probably remember your parents telling you as you tried to wiggle out of your chores that “hard work never killed anyone.” Now we’re learning, not only will honest labor likely not kill you, it could very well extend your life. Indeed, if you’re looking […]

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The Complete Guide to Buying a Condo

Are you looking around your cavernous single-family spread and thinking, “Do I need this much space?” Once your family has flown the nest, there’s probably little reason to still keep the nest. Downsizing is a tried-and-true feature of retirement. As much as people maintain they want to “age in place,” many opt for less space. […]

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Planning For Long Term Care and Why You Should Start Early

If you’re someone turning age 65 today, you have almost a 70 percent chance of needing some kind of long-term care or support services in your remaining years.* Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet your health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time, which can help […]

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