‘Having the Talk’ with Rob Lowe About Families and Long-Term Care

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I had the pleasure of sitting down and having a very personal discussion with actor and family man, Rob Lowe about the need to have “conversations that matter” between family members.  Many of these “conversations” revolve around later life issues and echo many of the points that I made in my book, “Having the Talk.” [Read More…]

5 safety tips for seniors with smartphones


It’s not a good thing when the first thing you encounter in the morning is your teenager’s excitement about the coming of the iPhone 6 — while also recognizing that this new device comes with a $600 price tag. Well actually, the only thing more disconcerting than that is when your retired Mom or Dad [Read More…]

Choosing a retirement community? Be a snoop


One of the things that I love to do during the Passover and Easter holidays is to catch up with old friends that I haven’t seen in awhile. One dear friend and I were getting nostalgic about my visits with him and his family during Passover in their small Brooklyn apartment when we were younger. [Read More…]

Paying for college athletes’ retirement is next


It’s down to the Final Four. You know, that time of year when college athletes realize how much money they make for their university and they begin to wonder who’s getting the better end of the deal — them or the university? In 2012, CBS and Turner Sports paid over $870 million for that year’s [Read More…]

Don’t be that grumpy retiree people avoid


Years ago, I lived next door to an older man who would spend his days sitting on his front porch complaining about life and yelling at the kids who would go by his Main Street house. He was not a pleasant fellow and I seldom saw him do anything besides sit on his porch and [Read More…]

Will you spend retirement as someone else’s caregiver?


I have a dear friend, Chris MacLellan, who has always been my “go to” guy on the topic of caregiving. He runs a blog about his activities called The Bow Tie Guy, conducts a radio show on caregiving and is in the middle of completing a book titled “What’s the Deal with Caregiving?” He’s my [Read More…]

One place where Obamacare is helping


Whenever you write anything about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or what is referred most often to as Obamacare, there always seems to be criticism and a “lively” debate. I must admit that much of the negativity is valid, but being able to provide health care to a wider range of people, including those who [Read More…]

Financial advisers often overlook wife’s future needs


In my last article called “Do Financial Advisers Hate Your Wife?” I explained a discussion I had with Dan McGrath, one of the authors of “What You Don’t Know About Retirement Will Hurt You!.” Dan’s point was that the traditional approach of financial planning for retirement and beyond is flawed given many of the realities [Read More…]

You could be liable for your parents’ long-term care


I’ve written here in the past about filial responsibility laws in other countries, which had been invoked to force the children of the elderly to address their health-care costs and responsibilities. In China, the government is considering widespread implementation of laws that will require the adult children of seniors to provide care for their parents. [Read More…]

Heart Disease Resources That You Must Be Aware Of!

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I’ve found this wonderful collection of heart disease resources that you should bookmark and refer to regularly. Research and studies into heart disease continue to grow and this resource by Public Health lists the latest resources regarding heart disease.  Please have a look and pass the link on to family members and friends for their [Read More…]