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Do Credit Scores Matter for Seniors?

Do Credit Scores Matter for Seniors?

Do Credit Scores Matter for Seniors?Buying a home, leasing a car, and refinancing a student loan—all of these activities take credit scores into account. But since most of these investments seem geared toward young adults rather than seniors, you might assume credit scores lose value past a certain age. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking can hurt you.

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Success Stories: The Difference Veterans Benefits Can Make

Success Stories: The Difference Veteran's Benefits Can Make

Success Stories: The Difference Veteran's Benefits Can MakeDid you know that veterans and surviving spouses who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person may be eligible for additional monetary payment? Though the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit is often overlooked, it can make all the difference in the world for those who qualify.

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Is Snowbirding Right for You?

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snowbirdSnowbirding is attractive for obvious reasons – most notably, getting out of the cold and into a more comfortable environment. But the decision to snowbird is not always an easy one, particularly if you have strong personal connections in your current location. So how do you choose between staying near family full-time and enjoying a better locale in your retirement?

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Help! My Elderly Parent Is Dating Again…

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seniors datingWhen your single parent finds a new partner, you want to be happy for them. After all, it’s never too late to find love. But when it comes to seniors dating, it’s not so simple.

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What You Need to Know About Debt Relief for Seniors

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debt reliefA surprising number of seniors carry substantial debt and can’t find their way out.

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You Don’t Want to Outlive Your Money… Or Do You?

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retirement savings“As the TV insurance salesman, the financial advisor, and the financial product promoters all say, ‘You don’t want to outlive your money.’ Well, maybe I do,” says Dr. Stanley Riggs, author of Build Wealth & Spend It All: Live the Life You Earned.

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#ElderCareChat 11/4/2015: What to Know About Elder Exploitation

shutterstock_270444908During Wednesday’s live discussion, 39 #ElderCareChat attendees — both first-time and returning — discussed how to spot, stop and prevent elder exploitation, as well as how to intervene in cases of abuse. Joining and guiding us in the conversation was guest William Henry, who has been a professional writer for more than 40 years. He became interested in issues involving exploitation of elders, and the dynamics of family caregiving, following an …Read more ›

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Do You Really Need Long Term Care Coverage?

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long term careFor some seniors, long term care coverage enables them to peacefully age in place. For others, the insurance is a needless expense. Which category do you fall into?

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Protecting Seniors’ Financial Assets for Future Generations

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protect financial assetsMy grandmother is 90 years old and lives in a nursing home. She worked her whole life and amassed a decent amount of wealth, only to have most of it drained away in her years in independent living, then assisted living, and now in a nursing home with dementia care.

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#ElderCareChat Recap 3/18/15: Solving the Financial Conundrums of Caregiving

shutterstock_143469946During Wednesday’s live discussion, 69 new and returning participants brainstormed solutions for solving the financial conundrums of caregiving, from making home modifications an affordable, viable option to practical tools for managing an ever-changing and often burgeoning caregiving budget. (more…)

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