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Establishing a Financial Caretaker for Old Age

 For seniors, arranging to entrust financial affairs to someone else is an important part of preparing for old age. Once you have chosen a surrogate and dealt with some of the details laid out in my last post, one question remains. How will the transition occur? Here are some suggestions, based on the work of
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Low Tech tips for Seniors

Hacks For Seniors – Low-tech solutions using common household items When you’re scanning the house with an eye to aging in place, you look at the big things like lighting, mobility, bathroom safety, and fall hazards. But many small things – not being able to function day-to-day – also can send people to assisted living
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Proposed Homeowner Tax Relief for Seniors

Property Tax Relief for Seniors A bill making its way through the California Assembly would make it easier for people who are 55 or older to receive property tax relief. For many of our parents and grandparents, this can mean the difference between keeping or being forced to sell their home. Here’s the issue. California

Is it time to downsize your home?

A recent study by Edelman Berland revealed that of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future 33% plan to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why that would make sense to many Americans. In a recent blog post, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, discussed the advantages of selling your