This section is aimed at helping you make wise decisions with your finances, incluidng housing options, and knowing legal issues you should give attention to in the second half of life, whether you have been able to build a comfortable nest egg or not. 


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New Loan Options for Seniors and Low-Income Homeowners by Lew Sichelman (June 26, 2021)

Introducing a new 'retirement mortgage' available now in a few states that combines features of a home equity loan and reverse mortgage…


Veterans and Those They Left Behind by U.S. Census Bureau staff (May 27, 2021)

How we take care of families of those who died while serviing in US Armed Forces…


Who Uses the Social Safety Net? by U.S. Census Bureau staff (May 22, 2021)

While those with a high school diploma or less make up the majority of government assistance recipients, even before COVID one in seven had earned a college degree…


Medical Debt by U.S. Census Bureau staff (April 10, 2021)

How serious is it and who has the most?…


Stimulus Check Myths, Debunked by Julia Glum / Money.com (March 19, 2021)

Can the IRS take back your $1,400 payment . . . and other myths you may have heard…


Giving Money to Adult Children by Barbara Greenleaf (October 9, 2020)

When excitement becomes expectation…


COVID Upending Housing Plans by Ellen James Martin / Smart Moves (September 18, 2020)

Pandemic forcing some retirees to reconsider options…


The ADA Turns 30 by Stu Johnson (July 27, 2020)

The demographics of disability today…


Scams that Prey on the Elderly By Miriam Cross (July 3, 2020)

Six scams that target older Americans…


Is Your House Aging-Ready? Reported by Stu Johnson (June 25, 2020)

The desire to age in place requires a suitable place…


Counting Transient People by U.S. Census Bureau staff (March 2, 2020)

How the U.S. Census Bureau counts people living in unconventional places…


Millennials, Boomers and Housing Reported by Stu Johnson (January 26, 2020)

Trend could impact seniors…


Working Longer, Earning More by Stu Johnson (April 27, 2018)

Census research reveals significant trend…


Is Social Security Healthy? Reported by Stu Johnson (February 19, 2018)

It's stronger than many think, but worthy of caution…


Senior Home Sharing by Susan Diddle / submitted by Stu Johnson (July 23, 2016)

Providing family life in an affordable setting…


Exploring Cohousing by Stu Johnson (February 24, 2016)

Looking at housing options, starting with cohousing…


A Rabbi and an Actor Give Thanks by David Noreen (May 30, 2015)

Lessons from Moses Maimonides and Charlton Heston on giving and thanksgiving…


How Much is Too Much? by David Noreen (May 24, 2015)

Memorial Day inspires thoughts on living and giving…