Most of us purchase life insurance for one of two reasons: to protect loved ones financially from unexpected death, or as a cash-value investment to pay for future needs, such as long-term care or assisted living. These policies can be smart (especially with older, more generous plans), but it’s important to review them periodically to [...]
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Ninety percent of seniors prefer to remain in their own homes during their golden years; however, the reality is that successful independent living requires certain skills. If just one of these vital skills is missing, self-care can be a serious problem, leading to safety, comfort and health issues. Like baking, these ingredients─these skills─combine to help [...]
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Comparing CCRC options for ala carte, tiered, all-inclusive and Life Care communities   Understanding options in the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) market can be enough to make your head spin. Ala carte, discounted or all-inclusive services, Life Care communities… the differences are often bewildering, but make an immense difference in costs. Did you know CCRCs [...]
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Arizona’s best retirement communities share a lifestyle choice in common with those who live longest… and it’s probably not what you’re thinking. It’s social interaction. Talking to the barista, the mail lady, a checkout clerk at Target, your neighbors and others you come into contact with during the day matters just as much as closer [...]
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