Saving Your Elderly Parents from Financial Fraud

Saving Your Elderly Parents from Financial Fraud

Talk about precautions with the seniors in your family.    Elders are financially defrauded in this country on a daily basis. Only a few of these crimes are made public. In fact, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) estimates that only 1 in 44 cases of elder financial abuse are reported. NAPSA also reports […]

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Boomers Face Tougher Retirement Than Their Parents Did

A recent report has shown that American consumers in the “Boomer” generation are currently struggling more to retire comfortably than those in their parent’s generation did on average. There are several causes to this situation, but one of the main causes has been identified as the housing crisis that took place around a decade ago […]

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social security changes in 2019

Social Security Changes in 2019

Social security is an essential social program within this country that is used by millions upon millions of Americans. Whether you’re currently a recipient of this program or are about to qualify for benefits, you’ll want to know about the changes to this program for 2019, of which there are a variety that may apply […]

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Social Security

Top Things to Know About Social Security

If you are approaching retirement, it’s important to know about all your options. You probably already have an IRA or 401(k) for your eventual retirement. However, there is also the option of Social Security (SS). There are certain facts to know about it. SS Isn’t Going Bankrupt In spite of the rumors that SS is […]

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Preparing to Retire Single

Unmarrieds need to approach retirement planning pragmatically.                 In an ideal world, it would be simple to prepare for a solo retirement.You would just save half as much as a couple saves, buy half as much insurance coverage, and expect to live on half the income. Reality dictates […]

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Debts Put Stress on Boomer Relationships

Financial worries are creating problems for baby boomers. Debts incurred by one partner or both partners are one of the main sources of financial worries. There was a recent poll taken by “Fidelity” that analyzed how money problems affected baby boomer relationships.   There were 1,662 couples polled for the survey. Thirty-nine percent of the […]

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How To Maximize Social Security Survivor Benefits

Introduction As a widow or widower, you are entitled to social security survivor benefits if your spouse dies before they claim the amount. However, few people know about survivor benefits because the information is not readily available. If you are one of those people that recently lost a spouse and are wondering how you can […]

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The 5 Most Dangerous Myths about Social Security

It is predicted that the cost of social security will go beyond its income this year, and this will be the first time that it has happened in close to four decades. Most people will not believe this statement because they have already resigned themselves to the fact that they may never see a security […]

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Financial Fraudsters Preying on Boomers & Elders

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.   If you are in or near retirement, it is a safe bet that you would like more yield from your investments rather than less. That truth sometimes leads liars, scammers, and fraudsters to pitch any number of too-good-to-be-true “investment opportunities” to retirees. Given […]

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