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.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 5:22 pm
By Laura Dixon · Bankrate.com

Family caregivers’ days are packed with responsibilities. These 5 tips can help you better budget your time to manage your busy schedule without burning out.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reports that America’s seniors have $5.83 trillion in home equity, which is 16% more than the pre-recession peak.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:27 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The lack of a cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in 2016 also means that the majority of Medicare beneficiaries will not have an increase in the Medicare Part B premiums this year.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:26 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

According to the report, the attitudes, activities and mindsets they think are most likely to be found in a satisfied retiree include being busy and active (90%), independent (64%) and involved with volunteer work (33%).

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A fiduciary is defined as anyone named to manage money or property for someone else. Family caregivers, while not professional fiduciaries, still have strict guidelines for their conduct.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:43 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to fall victim to a scam. While how to avoid scammers is relevant to anyone exposed to this threat, seniors are often targeted.

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Friday, February 19, 2016 4:21 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Are people that retire abroad happier? A survey of expats finds a majority of them are happier than they were before moving to another country.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:24 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

People age 65+ are 34% more likely to lose money in a scam than someone in their 40s.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:11 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Employers have moved away from offering pension plans with their defined benefits to offering defined contribution plans where the employee contributes from his or her salary and the employer may offer a matching contribution to a 401(k).

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Friday, January 22, 2016 1:19 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The CFPB says, “When employees choose a lump-sum payout instead of a monthly pension payment, the responsibility for managing and investing the pension money shifts from the employer to the employee.

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