Handling the High Cost of Caring for Aging Parents While Raising Your Kids

They’re often called the “sandwich generation,” squeezed between the costs and pressures of raising their own kids while caring for aging parents. If you’re a member of the sandwich generation, the name must seem especially appropriate. Today’s 40 or 50-year-old can very likely have parents in their 80s and kids in their teens or younger, … Read more

25% of Medicare Advantage Members Report Unexpected Costs

Medicare open enrollment begins next month, and that means those Medicare Advantage ads can’t be far behind. But do Medicare Advantage (MA) plans really bring all the “advantages” they promise? In recent years, about 40 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have chosen Medicare Advantage plans over traditional Medicare, and a large majority are reportedly satisfied with … Read more

Kiplinger: Here Are Some Ways Retirees Can Find Common Ground When One Spouse Spends Too Much

Marriage counselors often say that the things that cause the most stress for young marrieds are sex, money, and the in-laws. But as time goes by, and especially when retirement looms, money problems tend to jump into the top spot in the marital strife department. It’s one thing to have misunderstandings about spending when both … Read more

Kaiser Report: Price Tag for Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug Could Hit $56 Billion Per Year – Are There Better Uses for Those Dollars?

The story was all over the news last month as the Food and Drug Administration gave its approval to a controversial new Alzheimer’s drug to be marketed under the brand name Aduhelm. Almost immediately a backlash arose over the fact that the drug doesn’t seem to cause a degree of improvement that would justify its … Read more

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