Family & Lifestyle / Senior Care

  • Checklist: Talk With Aging Parents About Finances

      

    Very few people like to think about the end, but there's an uncontested 100% chance that we're all going to die someday. A little preplanning can go a long way in alleviating the burdens...

  • Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney FAQs

      

    Have you thought about what happens if you are incapacitated in some way and can't make health care decisions for your self? Who will make the decisions? What decisions will they make? A...

  • What Should We Do About the Social Security Problem?

      

    We're still in the early innings of the 2016 presidential race. Yet there's already a lot of talk about Social Security. How we going to pay for it down the road? The rich are not to...

  • 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...

  • Senior Alert: Landline Phone Leaves Man With $24,000 Bill!

      

    Be careful if your elderly relatives have a landline at home. They might just get a five-figure bill for antiquated technology. I couldn’t believe when I read about an 83-year-old man...

  • Cheapest and Easiest Ways To Do a Will

      

    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...

  • Teen Grocery Clerk Walks Elderly Man Home

      

    As if we here at Team Clark Howard needed one more reason to love Aldi, one of the deeply discounted grocery store's teenage employees has proven that for him, service extends far beyond...

  • Babysitting Your Grandkids Can Ward Off Alzheimer's

      

    Many parents have Grandma or Grandpa babysit every now and then to give our children bonding time with them and to save money. Now we know it can also save...

  • Prescription Plan Guide

      

    Prescription Plans for Less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic drugs for $4 or a 90-day supply for $10 Target.com -...

  • Top 10 Best and Worst Retirement Spots

      

    When it comes to retirement, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of life and where your money will stretch the furthest. BankRate.com has crunched the numbers...

  • How Your Tax Rates Change In Retirement

      

    We get a lot of questions from people wondering how their taxes will change once they hit retirement.  While there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to tax-related...

  • Social Security Calculator Tells the Best Time To Take Benefits

      

    AARP has a calculator that can help you determine the optimal time for you to start taking Social Security. When is the best time for you to take Social Security benefits? I get a call a week...

  • Longevity Insurance Is a Smart Buy at Retirement

      

    Worried about living a life of poverty during your golden years? Here's an insurance policy that could prevent that! The number of people living past their 100th birthday is growing. My own...

  • 3 simple money moves to make in 2015

      

    As we prepare to welcome 2015, 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....

  • Housing trend returns: Multi-generation homes

      

    A new study shows that home buyers are once again looking for homes that can fit multiple generations under one roof.