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Dementia Shows in Poor Financial Decisions

Diminishing brain function due to the onset of dementia can lead to the destruction of your financial well-being. If you are age 50 or older, easy access to your financial assets like stocks and bonds, checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, and other assets can lead to loss of these funds if an unauthorized […]

It’s Time to Look at Your Retirement Investments

Kiplinger.com is suggesting it is time to rethink your financial retirement portfolio. You may have built up a significant nest egg in a 401(k) plan, but it does come with serious baggage during your golden years. It is impossible to argue against the early stages of a 401(k) when employers match your contribution to the […]

Analyzing the Senior Safe Act

The Senior Safe Act, signed into law by President Trump in 2018, is designed to protect our elders from financial abuse from either within a family or support system, or by scam artists preying upon them. Tens of billions of dollars each year are illegally taken from US seniors and these numbers only reflect the […]

Seniors Have Been Affected by Recent Data Breaches

Data breaches have been one of the hot topics this year in the wake of the Capital One data breach which compromised nearly 100 million Americans. But what hasn’t been receiving much major media coverage are the recent breaches affecting seniors. One such breach occurred last year in May, and that breach compromised the personal […]

Caregivers Need Care Too

When Jeanette’s mother was hospitalized, Jeanette’s father begged her, with tears in his eyes, to take care of mother if he ever couldn’t. Of course, Jeanette said “yes.” Years later, when Jeanette’s father had gone and mother’s hearing and eyesight failed, she could no longer drive, and she had fallen several times, Jeanette remembered that […]

Guardianship Laws in NJ: What You Should Know

When a person obtains guardianship over an elderly individual, they have the right to the care, custody and control of that person. A guardian has the legal authority to make decisions for the individual, as well as the obligation to look out for their wellbeing. In order to obtain an adult guardianship, certain legal findings […]

Before Retiring, Go Through These 6 Considerations

Before you retire or leave full-time employment for other pursuits, consider the impacts of your decision on the financial well being of your future. The transition to your next phase of life, whether full or semi-retirement, adventure-seeking, or family-driven, requires thoughtful planning to avoid needless surprises that can mean the difference between financial success or […]

The Contents of Your Letter of Instruction

A letter of instruction can be a beneficial piece in estate planning. It is an informal document that will give your loved ones important information about personal and financial matters after your death. Letters of instruction are not legally binding and do not replace your need for a will or a living trust, however, it […]

Alzheimer’s Factors to Be Aware Of

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s affects a growing number of people. There are several factors known to play a role in Alzheimer’s. […]

Causes of Elder Abuse and How to Prevent Them

According to the American Psychological Society, elder abuse is the infliction of physical, emotional/psychological, sexual or financial harm on an older adult. Elder abuse can also take the form of intentional or unintentional neglect of an older adult by the caregiver. Elder abuse has a variety of causes. It is important that family members and […]