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6 Ways to Cut Prescription Drug Costs

May 1, 2007

The Part D Medicare Prescription Drug program is doing well after its first year. Surveys show that it is very popular with its beneficiaries. Premiums and other costs to beneficiaries are lower than forecast. Yet there still is room for mature Americans to reduce their prescription drug costs. Retirees who aren’t yet old enough for […]

Know the Financial Scams that Target Seniors

April 1, 2007

Older Americans have most of the money, and crooks know that. So do people who operate within the law but beyond the usual definition of ethical, selling people products that aren’t appropriate for them. That is why we have a number of ill-suited financial products specifically pitched at those 55 and over, and especially at […]

Avoiding Scams by Loved Ones

January 1, 2007

Though it does not get much attention, a high percentage of the scams and thefts perpetrated on older Americans are com-mitted by their loved ones. The number of scams on the elderly and how much money is involved are unknown, but experts suspect that family and friends take advantage of retirees more than strangers do. […]

Who Falls for Frauds? A Surprising Answer

November 1, 2006

You might be more susceptible to investment and financial fraud than you think. New research found that the most likely fraud victims do not match the stereotype of a befuddled, uninformed senior living alone. The NASD Investor Education Foundation sponsored a study to determine who among senior citizens is likely to become a fraud victim, […]

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The Newest Wrinkle in ID Theft

September 1, 2006

ID theft is a booming business, and not always for the crooks. Firms are responding to fears of ID theft with new services. A host of ways now exists to protect you from ID theft or limit the damages from theft. Not all these services are effective or worth the money. Don’t be stampeded into […]

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Biggest Retirement Mistake

May 1, 2006

Americans approaching Retirement remain mistaken about key aspects of retirement. Becauase of this, they risk going into their nonworking years with inadequate resources. Retirement could be full of surprises for a number of Baby Boomers. An annual survey by the Employee Benefits Research Institute shows many Americans are confident about their retirement years. In the […]

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How to Manage Retirement Spending Cycles

April 1, 2006

Most retirement plans assume spending at a steady rate throughout retirement. That might have been a good idea when retirement lasted only five to 10 years, but today’s retirement is a very different case. Spending is not steady in retirement. This is not a small point. A plan that assumes steady spending in retirement might […]

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How to Prevent Identity Theft

December 1, 2005

Technology makes it easier to steal someone’s identity and money. But the focus on threats from technology is opening people up to serious losses by misdirecting attention. Despite its fast growth rate, high tech identity theft is not the most serious scam you face. The data are clear. Your greatest risk of either identity theft […]

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