Many estate planning attorneys focus on writing wills and testamentary trusts, documents which divide up your “stuff” when you are gone. But, what about when you’re still alive? Who will help protect you, keep you in charge and help you get what you want? An elder law attorney can help. Learn more here.
Do you shop or pay bills, bank or invest online? Do you use Facebook or Google dox, share photos on Shutterfly or Pinterest, use email, have frequent flyer miles, keep pictures or records on your computer? Old or forgotten online accounts can become zombie accounts. How do you protect your online accounts?
Knowing what’s on your bucket list can help you prioritize. Sharing it with your doctor can help the two of you make better treatment decisions. A February 2018 article in the Journal of Palliative Medicine* found that 91.2% of survey participants have at least mental bucket lists. Here is what they said they want to do.
Now that we are living longer, we may wonder whether retiring at a “normal retirement age” of 65 or 66 or 67 is such a good idea. Some of us want to work longer and are able to do so. Some of us want a different kind of job, perhaps something less physically demanding, with shorter hours or less stress.
Read more for 3 online websites that aid the elderly with job searches.
Are you gambling with your future? Planning before cognitive drop is imperative to staying in charge. Read more for information from studies on when you should map out your rocking chair years.
More than 175 million workers contribute to Social Security with every paycheck. About 43 million retirees collective benefits monthly. For three out of five older Americans, the Social Security check they receive is more than half their income.
As with every election cycle, voters get to make sense of the competing claims about the future of Social Security and the shortfall that is projected to occur in about 16 years.