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, August 26, 2015 4:35 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Take a look at the size of benefits for Social Security recipients with a full retirement age of 66 who file for benefits in 2015.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Want to keep your mind healthy? Consider enrolling in an online education course. Follow these 5 tips to make the best choice.

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Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors can take a proactive step against ID theft by placing a security freeze on their credit reports.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 5:16 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Bankrate periodically publishes the 10 best and worst places to retire, as do other publications. Who comes out on top or the bottom depends largely on the factors used and weights assigned to those factors.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:05 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When it comes to developing a strategy for claiming Social Security benefits, there’s not 1 decision that’s right for everyone. There are a lot of variables.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Seniors can be particularly vulnerable when it comes to financial thievery. What’s more, the ploys are getting more sophisticated.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The point of having a transportation plan in retirement is to anticipate how you are going to get around in your community after you aren’t able to do it on your own.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015 4:01 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

There’s a window for enrolling in Medicare Part B that extends from 3 months before your 65th birthday to 3 months after the month you turn 65.

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Friday, July 31, 2015 5:12 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With no COLA coming in 2016 for Social Security recipients, budgeting becomes even more important for seniors on a fixed income.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:09 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

While the heart wants what it wants, the scammer just wants to find a way to take your money.

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