Women may approach retirement planning with diligence, fear, confusion and hope. A majority of women do not view themselves as savvy investors and may leave retirement planning up to their husbands if they’re married. There are distinct challenges for women and retirement planning. At the same time, potential upsides mean you should take a bigger role in your long-term financial plans. [Read more…] about Women and retirement planning: an overview
Among many worries as loved ones age is how to pay your parent’s bills remotely. In an ideal world, you could drop by the elder’s mailbox or have bills forwarded to you, then pay them from her bank account. If you live in the same town as your parent, you could write out the checks and get her to sign them.
But many of us live across the country and aren’t authorized signers on our parents’ checking accounts. Don’t worry: technology can help you make sure Mom or Dad doesn’t miss a crucial payment. [Read more…] about How to pay your parent’s bills remotely
Since people tend to fear a diagnosis of dementia, they often ignore early signs of cognitive impairment. But the fact is that early detection can lead to early treatment, participation in clinical trials and emerging therapies for this challenging condition. By acknowledging early signs of possible dementia, a person can make decisions that will help loved ones follow her wishes later.