Missed a Required Minimum Distribution?: Here is How to Fix It

The retirement years are supposed to be carefree—but what if you neglected to take the required minimum distribution (RMD) from one or more of your retirement accounts or took a distribution that was lower than required? This could be a costly mistake resulting in a...

Elder Abuse: Causes and Prevention

According to the American Psychological Society, elder abuse is the infliction of physical, emotional/psychological, sexual or financial harm on an older adult. Elder abuse can also take the form of intentional or unintentional neglect of an older adult by the...

Staying Mentally Sharp as We Age

Age comes with wisdom. Unfortunately, it also comes with some forgetfulness. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep the brain sharp — small daily habits that can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Exercise is one recommended daily habit. It...

The Future of Assisted Living

With changes in medicine, technology, and socioeconomics, it’s no surprise that that assisted living is changing, too. The rising cost of assisted living means that some families are looking to new alternatives, while those who consider traditional assisted living...

Why Seniors Should Engage in Estate Planning

When it comes to establishing wills and estate plans, older Americans outpace their younger counterparts. Still, a significant number — 19 percent of those over age 72 and 40 percent of those between 53 and 71, according to survey data, lack any type of estate plan....