1. Who Cares About Medicare?

    One of the main concerns of anybody who is retired or nearing retirement is how to pay for medical expenses. Research shows that a healthy 65 year old couple can expect to pay somewhere around $305,000 in out of pocket medical expenses during the course of their retirement—and that’s a healthy c…Read More

  2. Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

    It’s the beginning of a New Year, a time of new beginnings when many people set goals for themselves and make their New Year’s resolutions; but according to Wikipedia, in spite of all this optimism and confidence, only 12% of people who make resolutions will actually achieve their goals! Why is …Read More

  3. Celebrity Gossip Can Save Your Estate!

    Did you know that Jimi Hendrix’s estate took twenty years to finalize because he didn’t have a will? Have you heard about Heath Ledger’s two year old daughter who got nothing when he died because Ledger neglected to update his will after she was born? Can you imagine how difficult it would be …Read More

  4. How to Pick the Perfect Health Care Agent

    Cicero said “In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men,” a quote which underlines the important role of anyone involved in your health care, whether it be a doctor or an agent. A health care agent is the person who makes medical decisions for you if you are una…Read More

  5. Awareness Can Help Prevent Senior Abuse

    In all humor there is a shred of truth, and Mark Twain was a master at using humor to cut straight to the truth of just about any situation. The following quote by Twain seems especially astute: “When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are de…Read More

  6. Talking About Elder Care

    Do you know who will take care of you when you are too elderly to take care of yourself? According to the statistics your caregiver is likely to be a woman, and most likely to be your daughter or daughter-in-law. What this means is that unless you have a plan for your future long term care, the fina…Read More

  7. Estate Planning Lessons Learned in the Holiday Bustle

    Most of us look forward to these winter holidays as a time to spend with family, enjoy the spirit of giving, and even relax a few days away from the stress of our jobs. Every year we hear about how stressful the holidays are, and yet we look forward to them anyway. Why is it that estate planning—a…Read More

  8. Will Nursing Homes Bankrupt the Nation?

    Along with the rest of the nation, you are probably watching the progress of various versions of the health care legislation making their way (or not making their way) through Congress. Today’s New York Times points out that the current bill contains a “major new federal insurance program for lo…Read More

  9. Portrait of A Caregiver

    If you are a Caucasian woman, aged 35 or older, possibly married, definitely working at least part-time—then there is a good chance that you are now or will soon be serving as a caregiver for an aging parent or relative; at least, this is according to the new report released by the National Allian…Read More