Finances

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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 […]

It Used to Be About Sex

Once upon a time my parents had to initiate the uncomfortable conversation. “Sweetheart, at this age your body is changing…the difference between girls and boys…if you have any questions we can talk again at another time, OK?” Yeah, it used to be our parents squirming in their seats and the conversation was about sexuality. Now the subject is more likely […]

Retirement Business Ideas

Wondering how to add income during your retirement years? The link below was contributed by an enthusiastic group of students at Brenham Community Center in East Central Texas. The article offers a spectrum of ideas, good for people with many different skills and personality types. All based on one of my favorite mottoes: “Do what you love” – especially in our […]

Breaking News on Long Term Care Reform

From the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution: February 22, 2016 – The Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative (LTCFC), a diverse group of policy experts and stakeholders from across the political spectrum, is proposing major changes in the way long-term care is financed and delivered in the US. More than 12 million Americans (both frail older adults and younger people with disabilities) need personal assistance to […]