Senior Living Blog

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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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Try to arrange for a short-term stay of a few days in a senior living center to see how good it fits with your senior parent.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Along with both spouses being able to handle the family’s finances, it’s also important to put together a listing of accounts, insurance policies, health care directives, powers of attorney and wills.

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Friday, February 27, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

There are several excellent driver training programs aimed directly at older drivers. These include AARP’s Driver Safety program and AAA’s Senior Driver courses.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Waiting until at least full retirement age gives you a full benefit and some options you don’t have by filing early.

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