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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Seniors Have New Tool for Paying Bills

If you are a senior or have a loved one who is struggling with the process of paying their household bills, Silver Bills can eliminate the task and alleviate the worry about proper handling of monthly bills.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Congress Updates Spousal Impoverishment Protections

Federal spousal impoverishment protections were set to lapse in March 2019. Two bills were proposed to deal with that issue. H.R. 1343 is still sitting in the House, but H.R. 3253 was enacted on August 6, 2019.



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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Keep These Topics in Mind When Caregiving for an Aging Parent

It is essential to bring up a parent's aging expectations and set goals together even though initial discussions may be uncomfortable.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Planning for the Longevity of Generation X

As Gen Xers enter into their 40s and 50s, it is time for them to become active in the creation and execution of their retirement planning.


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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Caring for Your Elderly Parent

Aging is something you cannot escape, and it affects all family systems. It can be challenging for adult children to imagine their parents as seniors and to understand and respond to the reality that each parent will age differently. Even if you are in the fortunate circumstance where your aging parents can go it alone for a long time there will come a day when assistance or long term care will be needed. There are things to consider as you help your parents live their best possible aging scenario. Managing their welfare takes time, research, and planning.



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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Genetic Testing Services Open Door for New Scams

An alert has been issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General about a fraud scheme that involves genetic testing.


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Monday, December 16, 2019

New Diseases Found to be Caused by Agent Orange

During the Vietnam War (1962-1975), the United States military, as well as the Republic of Vietnam, used defoliants for tactical purposes to reduce cover for enemy forces, improve perimeter visibility of military installations, and even to kill enemy food crops.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Avoiding Medicare Scams

By far the largest types of insurance fraud are scams against government and private health care insurers. 

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Your Guide to Building Wealth the Right Way

If you are a part of the millennial generation or younger, there is a steady path you can pick that can over time make you a self-made millionaire.


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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hospice Providers Should Have More Oversight

When a loved one enters hospice care, the whole point is to provide peace of mind and comfort to the patient and the family. And yet a lack of regulation, oversight, and available information means that isn't always the case.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

More Elderly Americans are Going Bankrupt

The golden years are turning into bankruptcy red for many retired and aging Americans. While medical advances are keeping seniors alive longer, the associated healthcare costs in the quest for longevity are being off-loaded onto the older individual at a time when reduced income is a hallmark of senior living.


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