Senior Living

Learn about senior care, nursing homes, independent and assisted living. Find resources on home health care, caregiving, retirement communities and estate planning.

Senior Living Basics

Best retirement plans

Not all retirement plans are equal. Find out the ones that work best for you.

24 min read

What to do if you're retiring

It’s vital to be fully prepared before you retire, and even make some room in your plans for the unexpected.

6 min read

What is a spousal IRA?

The spousal IRA allows a spouse who did not have earned income to contribute to an IRA.

2 min read

Latest Articles

  • HUD clarifies rule on reverse mortgages

    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.

    1 min read Jul 03, 2015
  • Would you use a senior move manager?

    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.

    1 min read Mar 31, 2015
  • CFPB warns of pension advances

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

    2 min read Mar 24, 2015
  • Snowbirds and their rides

    Snowbirds who migrate to southern states should check with that state’s DMV to see what’s required in the way of registration and insurance on their vehicle.

    2 min read Feb 19, 2015
  • Will your adviser stick with you?

    Financial professionals are often paid investment fees based on an assets under management (AUM) model, where the client pays a percentage of the retirement portfolio’s valuation for the adviser’s [...]

    1 min read Feb 06, 2015
  • Nursing homes: Guardians of elderly?

    Seniors can have a power of attorney in place, a health care directive and a will, but all of that planning can be overturned by a guardianship being established by a nursing home.

    1 min read Jan 27, 2015
  • Hold on or move on in retirement?

    Renting versus buying is another decision. What’s available and affordable in the area where you decide to live is a consideration.

    1 min read Jan 14, 2015
  • Do you have a long-term care plan?

    ouples need to talk about when they will stop trying to provide home care on their own for their spouse and to get professional assistance.

    1 min read Nov 26, 2014

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