Are you prepared when illness strikes? More than two out of three bankruptcies are caused by medical problems. 44% of Americans got hit with a medical expense they didn’t expect in the year prior. What can you do now to potentially fend off financial ruin caused by medical problems?read more
At some point we could all use a little help from our friends. Since our friends may need help themselves and family members may be far away or just not have the right skill set, we may find ourselves delegating tasks to people we hire.
We have probably been doing this all along: hiring babysitters, tax preparers, handymen, someone to help with yard work or the spring cleaning.
Read more for 6 tips for choosing the right personal assistant for you.read more
We all want to stay home. How can Medicare help? Does Medicare pay for Home Health Care? Read more for information on what is required to qualify.read more
A person confronted with a loved one or friend experiencing dementia may be uncertain about what to say or do. What do you say to someone with dementia? How do you say it? What activities can you enjoy with someone with dementia? Read more for tips and ideas.read more
In Texas you can choose whether many of your assets pass under your Will (probate assets) or outside your Will (non-probate assets). Read more for seven non-probate assets.read more
All too often the choice for moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home is made during an emergency. A hospital discharge worker calls around to see who will take a patient. The patient and her family seem to have little, if any, choice. But as anyone who has visited these facilities will tell you, they differ widely. Read more for information on how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility.read more
How do you handle the grieving process? A writer who lost a dear friend to cancer shares what helped her grieve.read more
The FTC is disseminating information about a scam where scammers are trying to get social security numbers and money. The scammers claim the consumer’s social security number was linked to a crime and directed the consumer to withdraw money from their bank account. Find out what to do and how to protect yourself.read more
We all believe that we are entitled to Social Security benefits if we paid into the system, to VA benefits if we were in the military during wartime and to Medicare when we hit 65. The law says so. But what the law doesn’t say is that we will get them only if our...read more
This year, instead of socks and perfume, consider gifts which will make life better all year round. Gifts which make it easier, safer and more enjoyable to live at home are available for every budget. Consider these 19 best gifts for grandparents this holiday season and all year.read more