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

What is estate planning?

Estate planning is the process of arranging who will receive your assets when you die.

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Best retirement plans

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

19 min read

What is a fixed annuity?

Here’s what you need to know about fixed annuities, their drawbacks and who should consider buying them.

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What is a deferred annuity?

Despite its advantages, a deferred annuity has some clear drawbacks, some of which are substantial.

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Latest Articles

  • 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
  • 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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