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April 15, 2016

 

Talking about money is a sensitive topic among households. No matter what the age.  We just don’t like talking about money for lots of reasons but to sum it up – it’s emotional and it’s personal.

 

But once we start hitting certain life events – talking about money beco...

March 31, 2016

If you're paying all or part of the cost of caring for a parent or another relative, you may qualify for some federal tax breaks if they qualify as your dependent. 

 

As the April tax filing deadline approaches, here are five ways family caregivers can save money on thei...

March 29, 2016

Once you have determined that there may be some reason for concern with your parents - diminishing capacity -  or that some changes or additional help is needed, it’s time to sit down with your parents and create a plan.

 

But what’s the best way to approach that c...

March 28, 2016

According to the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) adult children who are caring for an aging parent or relative spend an estimated 18 hours or more taking them to the doctor, grocery shopping, helping with financial issues and generally just being there f...

March 24, 2016

Most seniors say that they would prefer to live at home as they age. In fact, according to the AARP, more than 90% of seniors want to age in place. Fulfilling this wish, however, can be a challenge for their adult children. How do they help their aging loved one stay a...

March 24, 2016

What can you do when you realize your parent needs help?

 

For most of us, the answer seems easy.  We’ve identified a problem, now let’s fix it. After all, that’s what we do every day in our work and in our lives, right? But wait a minute. Your parents may not appreciate...

March 24, 2016

 

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, nearly 44 million Americans – 1 in 5 adults – are caring for an aging loved one. Many of those caregivers live at least an hour away from the family members who need their help. This presents a significant bu...

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