Caring for an aging spouse, relative, or friend can be one of the most meaningful, joyous, yet overwhelmingly stressful roles we play in life. According to National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months, with most of the care being provided by women over the age of 65, representing total economic value of $470B in 2013. The average duration of a caregiver’s role is 4 years.1 Read more
How to Protect Yourself and Loved Ones from Financial Fraud
Almost every day there is an article in the news about financial fraud. Much of it impacts seniors, like a recent scam involving fraudsters posing as social security representatives. However, we are all at risk, especially if we believe we are too young, too smart and too vigilant to fall for a scam. Sadly, the scam artists are very sophisticated and intelligent too, and are experts at separating people from their money.
That said, much of the financial fraud targets seniors, because our cognitive ability declines as we age and this reduces our ability to handle financial complexity and makes us vulnerable to abuse. Read more