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Estate Planning: Considerations for Choosing Your Executor

September 07,18 | 7:54 am

When thinking about estate planning, choosing an executor — the person you appoint to administer your estate and fulfill your final wishes — should be among your top priorities.

Choosing the right executor can make the difference between timely, effective management and smooth dispersal of your assets, and a protracted and possibly embattled probate process. Continue reading

Strength Training for Seniors: Why Cardiovascular Exercise Isn’t Enough

September 04,18 | 5:41 am

Strength Training for Seniors: Why Cardiovascular Exercise Isn't EnoughWhile it’s not uncommon to see senior citizens walking on a treadmill, making rounds on an outdoor track, or simply strolling through a park, it is unusual to encounter seniors engaged in strength training.

This is extremely unfortunate, because strength training (also known as resistance training or weight lifting) is the only form of exercise capable of preventing, and even reversing, some of the most problematic and potentially debilitating aspects of the aging process — namely bone-density loss, muscle loss, and cognitive decline of executive function. Continue reading

Senior-Specific Tips for Successful Trip Planning

September 03,18 | 1:25 am

According to recent research by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), a large majority of seniors will embark on at least one leisure trip in the coming year. A little over half of seniors expect to travel domestically, though 43 percent say they would like to travel both in the U.S. and abroad. Continue reading

The Gender Gap in Retirement Savings

July 26,18 | 11:22 am

The Gender Gap in Retirement SavingsWomen encounter unique challenges for retirement that often begin long before they exit the workforce. A 2016 study by the The National Institute on Retirement Security, Shortchanged in Retirement, found women “80 percent more likely than their male counterparts to be impoverished at age 65 and older.” Continue reading

How to Talk to Your Aging Parent about a Life Settlement

July 25,18 | 9:25 am

How to Talk to Your Aging Parent about a Life SettlementA person’s financial situation and status may be one of the most sensitive subjects. Most adults intuitively understand that of the few subjects that are not “up for grabs” with their colleagues, their neighbors, their friends, and oftentimes even their closest relatives, personal finances tend to top the list. Continue reading

$22 Billion is Left on the Table Annually that Could Be Used for Long-Term Care

July 05,18 | 11:08 am

$22 Billion is Left on the Table Annually that Could Be Used for Long-Term CareAs life settlement brokers, we know that seniors age 65 and older are leaving huge amounts of money on the table in lapsed and surrendered life insurance policies. That’s why we work so hard with financial advisors to help seniors sell their life insurance policies. A life settlement can provide much needed liquidity for some of life’s most burdensome expenses, like long-term care or medical costs. Continue reading

Safeguarding Seniors The Role of Elder Law Attorneys

June 29,18 | 6:33 am

Safeguarding Seniors_ The Role of Elder Law Attorneys (HM) (AC)As individuals age, their lives may become much more complex. Whether it’s an increased need for medical care (and navigating bureaucratic barriers to access it), the necessity of estate planning, the challenge of caring for an ailing spouse, the search for affordable living assistance for themselves, the battle with various forms of ageism, or contending with other age-related variables that add complexity to their situations, seniors have unique needs. These needs are rarely simple and generally warrant specialized consideration and legal expertise. Continue reading

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