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Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

We need 100,000 people to sign our petition to force the Social Security Administration to find an alternative to using Social Security numbers on Medicare cards.

Petition: Stop Using SS# as Medicare ID

  EDITOR'S NOTE: This petition expired Aug. 27 after failing to meet the signature threshold I have been frustrated about identity theft since the calls about it started coming to me 18 years ago. Unfortunately, things have only gotten more complicated and much worse since 1996. Sign my online petition ...

Why Having A Will Is Necessary

What are the odds you don't have a will? Best guess is that 50% of us don't have one. For some folks, that may be OK -- especially if they're single, have nothing, and own nothing. But if you do have kids, you need a will for the simple fact ...

Pros And Cons Of Reverse Mortgages For Seniors

Reverse mortgages remain a popular lure for cash-strapped seniors, but what's good in theory is often abysmal in execution. A reverse mortgage allows someone who is "house rich and cash poor" to get a payment from their lender in exchange for the bank getting the equity in the house over ...

Are POLST Forms The New Living Wills?

There's a new medical form you need to know about if you want to be sure that your end-of-life wishes will be honored. I was reading in The Wall Street Journal about the POLST form (physician orders for life-sustaining treatment). A study published in The Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

More employers are setting up private exchanges

In the midst of the Obamacare rollout, more retirees are being offloaded to health exchanges by their prior employers. Even though this comes in synch with the Affordable Care Act, this move actually has nothing to do with Obamacare! IBM kicked off this trend and now Time Warner has gotten ...

Easy, inexpensive willmaking--on your smartphone

Easy, inexpensive willmaking--on your smartphone

Do you have a will? Here's why you need oneā€”and here's a low cost way to do one in seconds right from your smartphone!

7 Senior Scams And How To Combat Them

Do you have aging family members or friends? According to a MetLife survey, crimes against the elderly skyrocketed in the last year. Seniors lost $3 billion to fraudsters through home repair scams, investment scams, and other pitfalls. Con artists are particularly fond of elderly widows. The scam is to find ...

3 simple money moves to make in 2014

As we prepare to welcome 2014, it's a great time to do a look-see ahead and make sure your finances are in order. Have you done these things yet? Shop for level term life insurance. Comparison shop at,, and we have a handy tool for you  to ...

Elderly being ripped off for thousands!

Your aging parents in nursing homes may be having money stolen from them. Here's how you can put a stop to it. I read a heartbreaking story in USA Today. Here's the deal: Our loved ones in nursing homes generally have house account money at the nursing home. The homes ...

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