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Targeting Veterans for Scams

December 1, 2012

Senior veterans need to be alert for scams and financial abuse targeting them. In our December 2011 visit we explained how the Aid & Attendance benefits for vets provide assisted living and nursing home financing for many vets. Aid & Attendance and pensions are the hooks on the scams. They benefits are available only to […]

Why Retirees Go Broke

April 26, 2012

Medical expenses are the leading source of debt for America’s silver generation, according to a new survey. That shouldn’t be a surprise. Many people before retirement or early in retirement report that one of their greatest fears is not being able to pay all their medical expenses. Survey also show that most people don’t know […]

Adult Children – Dealing with Boomerang Kids

January 17, 2012

More and more adult-aged children and grandchildren are moving back to their parents or grandparents’ homes. They don’t have jobs, and their job prospects aren’t good. Adults used to need help on how to deal with the empty nest. Now, they need help on the best ways to handle their adult offspring who aren’t moving […]

Making Financial Management Easier

December 1, 2011

I’ve long been an advocate of concentrating your investments and financial matters at one or two mutual fund companies or at a discount broker. Consolidation makes it easier to know what’s in your portfolio and be sure your allocation is what you intend. Consolidation reduces procrastination, because you won’t be deterred by the time needed […]

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Fighting Back Against the Latest Scams

October 1, 2011

To learn about the latest financial scams and swindles, check the headlines. The con artists look at what’s hot and on people’s minds and adjust their traditional pitches to match the latest news. Their scripts often are “ripped from the headlines.” You also can bet that the cons try to tap either the fear or […]

Protecting Yourself from the Life Cycle of Scams

September 1, 2011

There are good reasons why the silver generation is the main target of financial abuse, and you don’t have to stand still for them. Outright frauds and scams aren’t the only source of financial losses for seniors. Too often, they pay too much or accept bad deals. Fortunately, after you understand why seniors are susceptible […]

Adjusting Withdrawals to Market Changes

May 1, 2011

Retirees are learning there’s no magic in the magical 4% Rule. For years financial advisors touted this as the safe rate of withdrawal from retirement funds. For many people, it’s not looking so safe now. Fortunately, there are alternatives that have more reliable results. The 4% Rule states you can withdraw about 4% of your […]

Staying Ahead of the Scam Artists

May 1, 2011

Scam artists are creative, always changing their schemes to avoid the latest road blocks put in their paths. For example, the Federal Trade Commission reports that identity theft still is the number one consumer scam complaint, but there are some changes from the past. Since the older segment of the population most often is the […]

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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