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Combatting financial abuse

Just because the elder’s decision seems bad, doesn’t make it (the financial proposal) wrong or exploitative.

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Program may help Americans unprepared to retire

By Alain Valles Two recent nationwide studies have concluded that that a large percentage of Americans are not financially prepared for retirement, and will not be able to retire comfortably. However, for senior homeowners 62 years or older with sufficient home equity, a reverse mortgage may be a practical solution to the retirement dilemma. The […]

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Fences and bridges can separate and reconcile groups

By Marianne Delorey© Everyone has heard that birds of a feather flock together. It is a normal part of human nature to seek out people who are similar in some fashion to us. Similarities can exist on many traits — religion, race, gender, hobbies and geography. Age can be another common link one that gets […]

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Holidays are occasions to check parents’ wellbeing

By Nancy J Coulter The holidays are quickly approaching — a time of year when most of us choose to visit with family and friends. If you are visiting with mom and dad for the first time in months, you may be in for a surprise. In addition to enjoying family time, it’s wise for […]

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Not so golden years, money gap remains

William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It’s looming and threatening, but there’s little he can do.

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There’s no need to be afraid of a reverse mortgage

By Alain Valles You’ve heard bits and pieces about reverse mortgages. Perhaps you have read an article, or had a friend suggest that you get a reverse mortgage. But you may have concerns about how safe a reverse mortgage really is. Deep down you’re a bit afraid of being taken advantage of, and wonder if […]

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