Senior Living

The Best Retirement Plan is Not To – Thoughts by Aaron Clarey

It’s an all too common problem. Every month I host a financial planning class and I ask all the new students to introduce themselves.  And while there’s the occasional 35 year old housewife there, unfortunate widow whose husband did the finances there, or even the young whipper snapper 23 year old trying to get a jump on things, the plurality of my...Read More

Want An Early Retirement? 3 Key Questions – and Some Tips

Key Points Whether you want to pursue old passions and new hobbies, travel the world, or spend more time with family, many of us dream about an early retirement. The amount of money you will need to retire early depends on your goals, lifestyle and a range of other factors. There are emotional and financial components to planning for an early retir...Read More

How Many Candles This Year?

It’s birthday time. For me. I need to think fast. Can I cross the date off the calendar without anyone noticing? Go subway surfing without a phone until the day is over? What about claiming that my birthday is fake news? I was born in the winter – don’t you remember” No luck. It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to. The only thing I want to cele...Read More

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

It’s been months, perhaps years in the making, but you finally made the decision. You’re selling your home and moving to a retirement community. It’s been a challenging process, with many sleepless nights weighing the pros and cons of starting this new chapter of your life. But you’ve earned this moment. So you exhale as you sit back on your couch,...Read More

Long-Term Care Insurance: Pros, Cons and Why It Matters

Key Points Long-term care insurance costs can be managed by adjusting your daily benefit levels. Costs vary by location, so it’s best to get local estimates and determine what benefits you may need. New hybrid insurance products can help you or your family benefit from the policy regardless of whether you use the long-term care coverage or not. Lon...Read More

Are You Being “Reeled In” by a Catfish?

By now I hope that you’ve read my last post on “How To Spot a Scammer” but maybe, somehow, your radar missed it.  You find yourself actively chatting with someone but perhaps you’re a little suspicious? It’s obvious that English is not his first language but you’ve decided to overlook that, perhaps you even find it endearing. He’s telling you how b...Read More

These 5 Addictions Could Devastate Your Senior Years

Yang was sitting in front of the screen mesmerized by the online game in which he was participating. He was wholly engrossed in the task before him. Even nature’s urges were not an issue as the pad lining his underwear was doing its job. He was focused on one thing; winning. Yang is not a senior citizen but a student whose life has been taken over ...Read More

Make Your Retirement Savings Last! 3 Steps

You’ve worked hard and saved for the future — now you need to make sure your savings last the rest of your life. By understanding the risks you face, you can make smart choices about how much to withdraw and how to handle unexpected financial challenges. The financial implications of a long life According to the National Center for Health Sta...Read More

Just 1 Secret. Some Age “Better”

I traveled a couple of months ago to attend a family wedding. Before the actually ceremony, I attended a party in honor of the couple. As I entered the living room, a woman, appearing to be in her mid-70′s, seemed to literally leap across the room to meet me. Marilyn, I soon learned, was my niece’s future grandmother-in-law. We started a lively, wo...Read More

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