Senior Living

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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

  • When creditors call, have a script

    Along with knowing your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you should know your debts and credit account listings.

    2 min read Nov 19, 2014
  • File and suspend is your friend

    Using the file and suspend option isn’t just for couples looking to earn delayed retirement credits while receiving a spousal Social Security benefit.

    1 min read Sep 17, 2014
  • Inflation is different for seniors

    Inflation impacts seniors differently. The Department of Labor measures that with an experimental CPI index for the elderly called the CPI-E. Is it better?

    2 min read Aug 25, 2014
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  • Does grandma need a roommate?

    Taking on a roommate helps both the homeowner and the roommate financially and may allow the homeowner to age in place longer.

    1 min read Aug 13, 2014
  • Get (tax) credit when paying for care?

    New legislation offers a tax credit for working adults that pay for the care of their parents without requiring that the parents be the child’s dependents for tax purposes.

    1 min read Aug 04, 2014
  • Who’s got the power?

    It’s important to have paperwork in place, including durable financial and medical powers of attorney along with living wills, health care directives and convenience accounts.

    2 min read Jul 30, 2014
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  • Life stages in retirement

    Retirement income needs change at different life stages, ranging from the go-go years to the no-go years.

    1 min read Jul 25, 2014
  • Getting your affairs in order

    It’s better to come to grips with an eventuality by looking at the basics of estate and life planning.

    1 min read Jul 16, 2014

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