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Celebrate Grandparents Day with a secure financial future

Parents might be sticklers with their cash, but every child knows Grandma and Grandpa can usually be counted on to slip them a "little something." But as you approach or settle into your retirement have you set aside a "little something" for yourself? Check out these financial strategies tailored for seniors.

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Looking at long-term care insurance
What is it? What does it cover? Who should buy it? Learn the 12 important factors to consider when deciding whether to buy long-term care insurance.
Plus:Fighting health insurance claim denials
 
Reverse mortgage lets seniors cash in without selling out
If liquidity is becoming an issue, a reverse mortgage may be a viable solution. Here's how it works.
 
Should a retired couple refinance?
Bankrate expert Dr. Don weighs in on debt after retirement.
 
Tapping your IRA

New tax rules offer more flexibility in taking cash out of retirement accounts.
Plus:IRA minimum distributions table

 
Keep saving after retirement
Saving needs to be a lifetime habit. Here's how to make the most of your money after retirement.
 
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Homeowership rate down for all groups

Even as the housing market continues to improve, there are still signs that it has not yet fully recovered. Among them: the homeownership rate for the first quarter of 2015 fell to 63.7 percent. When was the homeownership rate last lower than this? You would have to look back to 1986, that long-ago year when  ... Read more

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