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A Long-Term Care Update

September 21, 2017

Here’s a video and article from Morningstar.com that gives an overview of the long-term care insurance market. It’s a big picture view that’s a refresher for Retirement Watch readers. But it has useful information. A recent example–in 2016, the federal government, for the long-term care policies that it was offering to federal government employees, those […]

Nursing Home Care: Your Kids and Your Long-Term Care

August 30, 2017

This article has a lot of interesting data about nursing home care. It explains how long people are likely to need a nursing home stay and how much it could cost. It also makes the interesting point that elderly people with adult children are likely to need less long-term care than others. You can use […]

Will Your Children be Required to Pay for Your Long-Term Care?

October 1, 2014

Many Americans worry that long-term care expenses will deplete their estates and cause them to run out of money. People also should worry that their children and estates might be required to pay for their long-term care, even after they are gone. That’s the trend in both federal and state law. A 1993 federal law […]

Line Up Caregivers for Long Term Care in Advance

August 27, 2013

That’s the advice from a new AARP study. The study concluded that there simply aren’t going to be enough people available to provide long-term-type care to people who need it in the next few decades. AARP says the problem is identified from simple arithmetic. The Baby Boomers are a large population group and are getting […]

Evaluating Combination Long-Term Care Policies

May 10, 2013

Most people say their biggest fear in retirement is a need for long-term care that exhausts their savings. Yet, most people don’t have long-term care insurance. The biggest reasons given for not having LTCI is that it’s expensive and people are concerned about paying all the premiums and never claiming benefits. In response, insurers created […]

Paying for Long-Term Care

November 30, 2012

There are a lot of different kinds of long-term care and different ways of paying for it. Many people simply don’t understand how high the potential cost is or the different ways of planning to pay for it. This slideshow from Bloomberg does a good job of running through the different care options, how much […]

Losing Another Long-Term Care Option

March 8, 2012

Long-term care insurance has had its troubles the last couple of years. Sales of the policies still haven’t approached sales levels many anticipated as the Baby Boomers age. There are a range of reasons: high cost, complicated terms, people not wanting to think about it, and more. The companies also are troubled by low interest […]

Long Term Care Costs Rise, But at a Lower Rate

November 10, 2011

The cost of long-term care insurance rose again over the last year, but at a fairly moderate 4.4%, according to an annual MetLife survey. For a long time, the costs rose at 7% or more annually, well above the rate of inflation. In recent years the rate of increase has declined, but so has overall […]

March 2021:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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