Category Archives: Life Planning

Two Stories, Two Approaches to Financial Management Help for Seniors

Perhaps you have a family member or other loved one who is losing their ability to reliably pay bills or care for him or herself. You try to broach the idea of using a company like Secure Aging, which can assist with financial management and care management—yet your loved one completely resists the idea. Secure…
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7 Fire Safety Prevention Tips for Seniors

Seniors have a nearly 3-time higher risk of dying in a fire than others do, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. For those over age 85, the risk is nearly 4 times higher. Here are some tips to help seniors better protect themselves against the dangers of a fire. Keep any hearing aids, canes,…
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10 Financial Moves That Widows and Widowers Should Make

When a spouse dies, one major task is handling any financial obligations that he or she managed. To help navigate through this, here’s a partial list of financial moves you should make if you are newly widowed:     Make sure bills are paid on time. Gather information about all of your bank accounts (including…
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5 Tips to Help Manage a Senior’s Mail

So much of the mail we get nowadays comes electronically. However, many seniors still get a large chunk of mail via “snail mail,” through the U.S. Postal Service. For elderly loved ones who may have slowing cognitive skills, managing mail can become a challenge. Important documents or bills may get lost or not get paid…
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