Social Security: How Do I Know When To Begin?

Month: May 2014

May 20, 2014  |  

Social Security: How Do I Know When To Begin?

There are many great mysteries in the world.  Some are created by the forces of nature and some are created by our desire as human beings to overcomplicate things.  The rules around receiving Social Security help to create one such mystery. Most individuals approaching age 62 have probably had the thought:  “Should I just take my money and run, or do I delay to my full retirement age?  What about waiting until age 70?”  The […]

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May 15, 2014  |  

What is an assisted-living facility, and how do I choose one?

What is an assisted-living facility? The wide number of options available makes defining the term difficult.  Generally, however, assisted-living facilities primarily serve senior citizens who need more help than those who live in independent living communities. These facilities typically offer rental rooms or apartments, housekeeping services, meals, social activities, and transportation.  Their primary focus is social, not medical, but some do provide limited medical care.  Other terms used to describe assisted-living arrangements are board and […]

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May 8, 2014  |  

My Parents Can’t Manage Alone. What should I do?

Are one or both of your  parents having health  problems, suffering mental lapses, or just slowing down with age?  Do you find they can’t manage on their own anymore?  If so, you’ll want to consider the various living arrangements that are available to older individuals.  Before you begin, however, you’ll want to talk to your parents and siblings.  If your parent is suffering from a cognitive disorder, you may also want to consult an attorney […]

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