For years it’s been thought that women have been disadvantaged financially because of their gender. The facts seem to bear that out. The reasons include lower pay for similar work …Continue Reading
What Should We Know About the Social Security Trust Funds?
When we started working, we probably didn’t think much about retirement or Social Security beyond the regular Social Security deductions from our paychecks. The exception might have been when our …Continue Reading
CCRC Contracts: Which is the Best Choice?
My neighbor, thinking about retirement and downsizing, told me that he was pretty impressed by the idea of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). He saw it as a way …Continue Reading
An All in One Place Solution for Aging
An Introduction to Continuing Care Retirement Communities Recently, my almost retired 63-year-old active neighbor has been shopping around for a comfortable community to settle down in when he is no …Continue Reading
Swallowing Problems: Causes and Cures
The medical term for difficulty with the mechanism and process of swallowing is dysphagia. Dysphagia is a common concomitant of aging, but it also occurs in people of any age …Continue Reading
Seniors, Cocktails, and Homeowner’s Insurance
Sound like a strange combination? Not really. Here’s why. Rose and George are in their early 60’s and have worked all of their lives. The magic day of retirement has …Continue Reading
Is Mold Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance?
Mold comes in many colors: black, white, green and orange to name a few. When we see it on bread that has been around too long, we know not to …Continue Reading
Will Your Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Water Damage?
Water damage is not an uncommon occurrence for homeowners. A leaking pipe, refrigerator or dishwasher, or flooding caused by weather conditions can cause a lot of damage and the spectre …Continue Reading
What Is Dwelling Insurance and How Does It Compare to Homeowner’s Insurance
One of the neat things about homeowner’s insurance is its breadth of protection. In a previous article, we discussed homeowner’s insurance “forms” and the types of property coverage provided under …Continue Reading
Get to Know Your Homeowner’s Insurance
This is the first of several articles that we’ll feature on homeowner’s insurance. Homeowner’s insurance is, in my opinion, pretty neat because of all the things that it can do …Continue Reading