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Elder care

Retirement is a journey that should start early with steady navigation. Have a road map.

Ultimate retirement guide

Most family caregivers act out of love, but can incur costs that may impact their own financial well-being.

LTC Keeping caregiver  costs contained

Swapping life insurance for long-term care options can be a possibility.

Understanding 1035 exchanges

Depending on their financial picture, certain groups of people could potentially gain from LTC coverage.

6 people who dismiss  long term care insurance  but maybe shouldn’t

To retain control of your options as you get older, make plans and formalize key documents ahead of time. 

Preparing for diminished capacity

Can you help your aging, financially struggling parents without compromising your future financial security? 

Helping parents

Seniors are turning to home-sharing programs and cohousing communities to help with the bills and chores. 

Senior living and the cohabitation option

If your mom does not have certain plans in place, she may be vulnerable to financial risk. 

Questions for mom

Protecting the financial well-being of seniors takes the support of family members and friends.

Financial exploitation of seniors

Forgetfulness or diminished mental capacity: One can be troublesome; the other, financially dangerous.

Senior exploitation

It's critical that those closest to seniors watch for possible red flags.

Elder financial abuse

Scammers defraud seniors of billions of dollars per year, but you can take preventative steps.

Senior scams

Open, honest dialogue with spouses, kids, and aging parents can potentially help you meet your financial goals.

Money taboos

Follow treatment plans, keep appointments, and be honest.

How to be a better patient

Out-of-pocket health care costs in retirement are much higher for senior singles than for senior couples. 

Single seniors health care

Emotional and financial demands change from pets to children to parents.

Different caregiving roles

Longer lives and rising costs mean long-term care options have to be considered.

LTC

How to watch for signs of memory impairment, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Seniors and mental fitness