Senior Living Blog

From nursing homes to independent care, find everything you've ever wanted to know about senior living right here in Bankrate's Senior Living blog. See the latest posts below.
Friday, July 3, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

In 2011, the courts established that HUD had violated the law by triggering payment of the loan while the non-borrowing spouse was still in the house.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 9:52 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Consumers tend to think of investment professionals when they think of money management, but there’s more to managing your personal wealth than putting together an investment strategy aligned with your life goals and financial needs.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:54 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Between adaptive cruise control, parking assist, backup cameras, lane warnings, blind-spot assistance, forward collision warnings, and automatic stopping systems, there are many technologies that can help seniors with their driving.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A GAO study finds that Social Security remains the largest component of household income in retirement, making up an average of 52 percent of household income for those age 65 and older.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:15 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The main responsibilities of a payee are to use the benefits to pay for the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary and properly save any benefits not needed to meet current needs

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Monday, June 8, 2015 2:22 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Make it easy for those you trust to access a listing of your insurance policies, investment accounts, pension and Social Security benefits.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For people who plan to rely on Medicaid for long-term care, knowing the differences in the states’ coverages may be a factor in deciding where they want to live in retirement.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 9:23 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

“Pause laws” give financial institutions and advisers the right to delay executing a transaction they think is suspicious.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:27 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It is possible to request the Social Security Administration to use your current income levels if you experienced a life-changing event that causes your income to drop substantially.

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Friday, May 22, 2015 1:53 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Senior Citizens League’s “2015 Survey of Senior Costs” showed a dramatic drop in inflation over the past year, due mostly to falling oil prices.

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