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Financial Scams Affecting Seniors Today

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Unfortunately, numerous deceitful individuals often target seniors to take advantage of them and defraud them, ultimately stealing money from them.  Scammers often focus their devious efforts on the elderly because they know that older adults may be more vulnerable. And since senior citizens may be trusting of others, especially those that exhibit kindness and attention, they may become victims of thieves who rob them of their personal information, bank accounts, and even assets. Read more …

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Steps In Household Bill Management For Seniors

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Organizing household bills is crucial and necessary when caring for a senior. And more often than not, bills can be complicated and filled with errors. Not to mention the fact that sometimes expenses may exceed the older adult’s budget. So if this sounds familiar to you, then we suggest that you keep reading as we are going to break down household bill management into 5 easy steps. And we hope that this list can provide …

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How To Talk To Your Parents About Hiring A Financial Advisor For Seniors

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When was the last time you had an awkward talk with your parents? Most likely your answer would have something to do with the stupid things you did when you were young, right? But what about money matters particularly, the handling of money during old age? Surely, the mere mention of this topic would make you uncomfortable in some ways since we expect older adults to be more experienced in this facet of life. Yet, …

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The 3 Reasons Why Older Adults Usually Avoid Handling The Money Of Elderly Parents

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Health crises, cognitive issues, and deteriorating physical well-being – these are some of the challenges a senior may experience as he or she ages. These challenges may affect various aspects of one’s personal life including the area of finances. When an elderly person is no longer capable of handling his or her finances, an adult child may be asked to assist.  However, apprehension may arise when this topic is addressed. We will outline 3 of …

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How Cognitive Impairment Affects Senior Financial Management

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Money management is an essential skill for individuals to maintain a good quality of life and to live independently. When an elderly individual suffers from cognitive impairment, the ability to manage money may become challenging and overwhelming. So in this blog post, we are going to share some facts about cognitive impairment and how it can affect senior financial management. Definition Of Cognitive Impairment Clinically speaking, cognitive impairment is defined as the loss of rational …

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How A Bill Paying Service Company Can Help Seniors

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Paying bills on time is a common dilemma for seniors. Another issue is spotting mistakes in bills. So if a senior member of your family is having a problem with bill paying, then you may want to consider hiring a professional company to help, much like you may do for tax preparation. One solution to this a bill paying service. And to learn more about this, we suggest that you continue reading as we are …

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The Dangers of Informality

Recently, I learned that the mother of a girl scout in my daughter’s troop was convicted of stealing many thousands of dollars from an elderly man whom she was “helping” pay bills.  This case highlights the dangers of bill paying arrangements that are informal and not transparent. According to the June, 2016 New York State Cost of Financial Exploitation Study, the estimate of yearly losses to elderly victims and investigative costs is more than 1 …

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Help for the Stressed Caregiver

Last week’s New York Times article “Who Will Care for the Caregivers” was written by Dhruv Khullar who is a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Khullar examined the many strains experienced by caregivers who are often caring for aging parents while working and raising families.  Caregivers are often ill-prepared for the complex health tasks that they are expected to undertake.  They are often responsible for managing multiple medications and …

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The Hidden Caregiving Crisis That The Election Won’t Solve

The number of U.S. workers struggling to care for ill or aging loved ones is growing fast. But the support they need isn’t. One in five workers today are caring for aging, disabled, or chronically ill loved ones, according to the AARP. That’s some 26 million people, many of whom are distracted at work, have high rates of absenteeism, and often end up quitting their jobs because they simply can’t do it all. To put that …

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Seniors and fraud

Senior Fraud Protection – Paying Bills Protect and Security You may have seen the New York Times article, “The Lives and Lies of a Professional Impostor,” on February 4, 2016. The article describes many crimes a scam artist committed including the theft of more than $70,000 using a phony check. How was this done? The victim put a check in the mail to pay a bill and the thief simply took the envelope out of …

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