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Category: Senior Finances

How Can You and Your Parents Avoid Financial Elder Abuse?

When asked if they thought they might be susceptible to financial elder abuse or fraud, the vast majority of surveyed adults in their 50s through 90s  – 81%, in fact – felt confident that they would never fall for a scam. Everyone wants to believe we’re too savvy and knowledgeable to fall into financial abuse. […]

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The Checklist of Responsibilities After Losing a Loved One

After losing a loved one, the last thing you want to do is complete a list of to-dos. The grief and mourning are daunting enough. Taking time to work through your grief is very important. Yet there are, unfortunately, a number of tasks that need to be taken care of, at various intervals after the individual’s […]

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How to Advocate for Aging Parents Effectively

Trusting someone you love to be cared for by someone else is never easy, especially for a senior family member. Whether at home or in a facility, you’ll have questions that need to be answered. You’ll also want to be prepared to advocate for your loved one to proactively manage any potential problems and also […]

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Staying Safe on Dating Apps: Protecting Seniors from Online Scammers

It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started; a year of fear, isolation, and loneliness for many seniors. Physical distancing has taken away the ability to provide the comfort and warmth of an embrace or even an in-person smile in many cases. Yet humans are social creatures, and this decrease in socialization has […]

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Money Management for Seniors: The Emotional Issue of Money and Caregiving

Family financial matters are frequently a taboo topic, and the source of multiple arguments, emotions, and misunderstandings. Money management for seniors is no different. And for lots of today’s seniors, who maintain a “Depression mentality” from years of saving for a rainy day and learning to “waste not, want not,” it may be hard for […]

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