Finances

7 posts

Who’s in Your Wallet?

Financial fraud, scams and exploitation of the elderly is a multi-billion dollar industry. It’s not just “the mob”, overseas “pirates”, or corporations greedily infiltrating their come ons with nefarious fine print. Sometimes it’s a friend, a trusted caregiver or even a family member who gets a whiff of the green and decides to act out their dreams of living the high life. […]

Grabbing Our Advantage

In April the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would allow non-skilled in-home supports to be added as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. As might be expected, corporations, such as major insurance carriers (Humana) and Home Health Care Agencies immediately began plans to capitalize on this new funding stream. One such player is […]

The Missing Middle

Stuck in the Middle I paid for my post-high school education with scholarships, part time work and student loans. I maintained full-time employment for forty-two years after graduation, during which I lived within my means. Together with my husband, we made decent savings and investment decisions that have allowed us to retire, not wealthy, but comfortable. Definitely middle class. Yet […]