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Simple Formula

by Lois Etienne on April 23, 2012

in Insurance,Legal,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Since we just passed tax season, I thought this was an appropriate endeavor. Have you ever tried to figure out what kind of money you need in retirement to be able to live the kind of life you want to? I heard a pretty simplistic explanation, but here it is: For every $1 million [...]

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Tweet Okay, here are the last of some suggestions for seniors to consider using as their New Year’s resolutions. 7) Clean house – Go through your residence to identify items you no longer want, need or will never use again. Arrange to give them to family, friends or charity. Find someone who would like that [...]

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Tweet No matter what our health or financial situation, most of us want to be able to remain in our own homes. Home care is one of the answers to make that happen. But a lot of people have misconceptions about what home care is really all about. So, I’m going to address several home [...]

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Home Care Myth Busters

by Lois Etienne on October 7, 2011

in Finances,Insurance,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet No matter what our health or financial situation, most of us want to be able to remain in our own homes. Home care is one of the answers to make that happen. But a lot of people have misconceptions about what home care is really all about. So, I’m going to address several home [...]

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Home Care Myth Busters

by Lois Etienne on October 5, 2011

in Insurance,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet No matter what our health or financial situation, most of us want to be able to remain in our own homes. Home care is one of the answers to make that happen. But a lot of people have misconceptions about what home care is really all about. So, I’m going to address several home [...]

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Freedom of Choices

by Lois Etienne on October 3, 2011

in Finances,Insurance,Legal,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet The American Psychological Association recently published results from multiple studies that found that having the freedom to make our own choices makes us happier than even a huge bank account. Certainly having enough money helps make some choices easier period but we also know of a lot of unhappy wealthy folks. But it brings [...]

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The Cost of Aging

by Lois Etienne on August 1, 2011

in Finances,Insurance,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Senior citizens in America are enjoying longer lives and better health, but the cost of health care for the elderly has risen dramatically, according to Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being, released by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. After adjustment for inflation, health care costs increased significantly among older Americans from $9,224 [...]

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The Cost of LTC Insurance

by Lois Etienne on May 20, 2011

in Insurance,Legal

Tweet I’ve already suggested to you in previous blogs that you should consider buying long-term care insurance. Now, let’s look at the costs associated with that purchase. The cost of a long-term care insurance policy is determined by several factors, including: The age of the person covered (the older the person, the more expensive) The [...]

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Understanding Your Senior’s Coverage Plan

by Lois Etienne on December 29, 2010

in Insurance

Tweet Q. 84-year-old mother, who has been in excellent health all of her life, recently fell and spent several days in the hospital following hip surgery.  She’s now coming home and my family and I are trying to work through the medical healthcare maze.  Can you help? Most families don’t know what Medicare or private [...]

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