Retirement

Note: The pandemic has many people, particularly seniors, concerned about finances; regular contributor Penelope S. Tzougros, PhD, ChFC, CLU, here discusses one option getting a lot of attention. You are humming along and all is well. Then the real estate taxes increased-again. The phone and cable bills increased too, but after a few long conversations
0 Comments
Your home is lovely, familiar and packed full of memories. It’s a haven you never want to leave. It may also be a hazard to your retirement. After considering physical, financial and social issues, you might find that a move is appropriate.  Physical issues: adapt the house Over the many years you’ve lived there, the
0 Comments
At 92, Ike Baker refuses to retire. He’s been a host at McDonalds in Dayton, Tennessee, for the past 21 years and intends to continue for another 10. He greets customers with a smile and a cheery word, making sure they have everything they need, and may be one of the oldest workers at the
0 Comments
Most of us will pay thousands or even tens of thousands into life insurance policies. All that money spent comes with an implicit trust that when we pass, our spouse or other loved ones will see a payout for all those years we loyally paid premiums. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Life insurance companies are
0 Comments
You can plan ahead for aging on your own terms and mitigate the aging process without the loss of your personal freedom or independence.  The Boomer generation is the first to have readily accessible tools that enable smart strategies to age in place, saving tens of thousands per year in assisted living by aging safely
0 Comments
Gwen Garvey can’t wait for school to start. She doesn’t know how many classes she will take or what topics she will study, but she still can’t wait. As soon as the catalog comes out, she’s deciding. And if history repeats, she will likely take several classes. Garvey, 75, lives in the Beaufort, South Carolina
0 Comments