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Heirlooms’ value shifts from sentiment to cash

“Children don’t know what to do with all this stuff, and don’t have room for it, and just get to the point that they throw their hands up and say, ‘This has got to go.’ ”

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If you need cash, find it at home

By Alain Valle News reports tell us the economy is getting better. But for many older people the recession continues to impact their quality of life. The concerns can be overwhelming for seniors. Here are 10 critical financial concerns for older Americans: •Making their monthly mortgage payment; •Having cash on hand; •Needing to pay off […]

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Once we start working with the elder, there is no going back

By Marianne Delorey “Older Ladies,” a country song mixed with some funky yodeling sung by Donnalou Stevens, has recently gone viral across the Internet. She speaks about the various parts of her aging body that are less than perfect and then declares, “And if that’s the reason that you don’t love me, then maybe that’s […]

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High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts

Adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year — would erase $70,000 from an average worker’s account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options.

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Speak Bostonian: Advice on how to find suitable housing

By Marianne Delorey © Recently, a marketing genius at the Department of Transportation got a simple message across statewide by talking to commuters in the language they understood. Signs across the state read, “Changing lanes? Use yah blinkah.” This ad campaign was so wildly popular that it was covered on the news and voluntarily spread […]

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5 signs U.S. job market finally accelerating

More workers in the prime 25- to 54-year-old age group are finding jobs. The winter freeze was less destructive to hiring than had been assumed. Layoffs have declined since February. And an increase in hours worked suggest that incomes will rise.

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