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Financial Self-Defense for Seniors

Scams that target older adults are on the rise, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Fraudsters believe seniors are more trusting than younger adults and are more likely to have significant financial resources. It’s a combination that makes them an irresistible target for criminals looking for victims.

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5 Tools to Help Older Adults Manage Finances

Retirement is a season of life when older adults finally have time to follow their dreams and reconnect with hobbies they may have left behind when they were busy working and raising a family. But many retirees face the challenge of pursuing their interests on a limited retirement budget.

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Should You Search for Senior Living near an Adult Child, or Stay Close to Home?

One question that often comes up when an older adult begins the search for a senior living community is what area to look in. When adult children live far away, this can be a tough decision to make.

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How to Set Realistic Expectations for the First Month after a Move to Senior Living

Packing up and moving away from a home you’ve lived in for many years can be emotional, as can helping a senior loved one make such a move. When an older adult transitions to a senior living community, the change can bring many conflicting emotions. Sadness, fear, excitement, and uncertainty are just a few of the feelings seniors may find themselves experiencing.

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What to Consider before Moving a Parent in with You

As the average age in the United States continues to climb, adult children often find themselves juggling many roles, including caring for a parent, raising a family of their own, and working outside the home. For these sandwich generation caregivers, one potential source of relief that is often discussed is moving a parent in with them.

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6 Tips for Planning a Smooth Transition to an Assisted Living Community

Moving is difficult no matter what age you are. The weeks leading up to the move can bring a rollercoaster of emotions. Sorting through closets, packing, and cleaning can be mentally and physically exhausting. While a new adventure might be exciting, the change and uncertainty that often comes along with moving can be more difficult to process for older adults.

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What is an Elder Law Attorney?

Older adults face different legal and financial concerns than younger adults do. From exploring the feasibility of a move to a senior living community to knowing how to preserve assets, elder law issues can be quite complex. Finding an attorney that you feel confident understands these challenges can take some time and research.

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Overcoming Awkward Feelings and Talking About Money with a Parent

Over the years, you and your parents have probably had a few awkward conversations. One particularly difficult topic is finances—and it’s a subject adult children often put off discussing with their parents. It can be an uncomfortable conversation, especially if you grew up in a family that didn’t talk about money very much.

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