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Critter Corner: How to Find Unclaimed Inheritance from Deceased Relatives

Dear Oakley, I was told of the possibility that there could be some unclaimed inheritance that my father may have meant to leave to my sister and me. Where are some places I can look to see if this is the case? Thanks for your … [Read more...]

There’s $50 Billion of Unclaimed Property — How to Claim Your Share

Q. I read somewhere that there is over $50 billion of unclaimed property. How is this possible? How is it that so much property goes unclaimed? Is there a way that I can check to see if any of that belongs to me? And how can I … [Read more...]

Scam Alert: There Has Been an Uptick in Pension Poaching Scams

William Webster, 98, is a World War II Navy veteran and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He and his wife, Lynda, were targeted in a scam recently, according to an FBI.gov report. When the couple … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Tips for Seniors on Coping with Inflation

Dear Angel, Everything is so expensive these days. It seems like most items in the grocery store are up by at least 10% in price, and gas seems to have gone up 30% or more. As someone who lives on Social Security, I’m having … [Read more...]

The Ins and Outs of Reverse Gifting

Q. My daughter started her own business and made some good investments with her money, and became very successful. She recently told me that she wanted to transfer assets to my name to assist me with my living expenses, but she … [Read more...]

Is Your Loved One a Hoarder or a Collector? How to Declutter and Downsize

Cal, 70, lives alone in his condominium in Fairfax County. He is a widower who is estranged from his adult children. He has lots of “collections” of items that he says he will never part with because they have sentimental value to … [Read more...]

Are You a ‘Helicopter Caregiver’? Learn How to Give Your Loved One the Space and Independence They Need

Q. With the recent loss of my father, my mother is now living alone about an hour away from me and my family. When dad died late last year, I grew increasingly worried about her and how she would handle things on her own. She … [Read more...]

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