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.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Now’s the time to consider other ways to reduce future required minimum distributions (RMDs) too, such as Roth conversions and purchase of a qualified longevity annuity contract.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When you accept that there’s not a one-size-fits-all withdrawal rate, you can move forward with approaches to estimating sustainable spending each year based on your portfolio’s valuation.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 9:13 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Considering health care costs, a long-term care strategy and managing longevity risk, the goal of not running out of retirement income requires a lot of financial planning.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Doing triage in deciding what stays and what goes will become a more immediate need once your house sells and you know the floor plan of your new home.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The non-borrowing spouse of a HECM entered into prior to Aug. 4, 2014, may — providing certain conditions are met — be named on the mortgage after the death of the primary borrower.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Paying back a pension advance or pension loan, plus the high interest and fees that loans and advances typically include, can threaten retirement security.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Social Security Administration is looking at the recency of a person’s Medicare claims as a signal of whether a person is deceased.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

While being on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry may not stop telemarketers from calling you, it’s still worthwhile to put your cell, VOIP and land lines on the list.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The elder abuse investigation considered of whether the author, Harper Lee, was a victim of financial fraud. The state of Alabama has closed the case.

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Friday, March 13, 2015 10:39 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A study reported that 53.5 percent of senior tasks got done by outsourcing, 9.7 percent got done using tools and technologies (think Roomba) and 7 percent left the task undone.

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