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Critter Corner: What is the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021?

Dear Oakley, What is the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment for 2021, and how is COLA calculated? Thanks so much! Maura Monney --- Dear Maura, The Social Security Administration announced this week that the … [Read more...]

“Growing Bolder:” It’s Never Too Late to Live Your Dreams

Ben Beach holds one of the most amazing records in sports and it's a record he breaks every year. Now in his mid-60s, the man who has run 48 straight Boston Marathons explains why and how he keeps going. Nik Wallenda is an … [Read more...]

What’s Your “Master Plan” As You Get Older?

Q. My wife and I are 59 and 60, respectively, and we recently got to talking about our “master plan” for the future. We haven’t had an in-depth discussion of this sort until now, as we have been focused on other things that are … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What New Technology Can Help My Mother Age-in-Place Safely?

Dear Magic, In the past, you’ve published lots of articles on aging-in-place technology. My mother is aging-in-place and I worry about her, since we try not to visit her due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are there any new … [Read more...]

Can People with Dementia Exercise their Right to Vote?

When it comes to the upcoming election, one political statement we can all agree on is that every U.S. citizen should exercise his or her right to vote on November 3. But does that include people living with Alzheimer’s or another … [Read more...]

How Do Directed Trusts Work?

Q. I recently read about what is called a directed trust, where an individual has power to direct the trustee on some aspect of the trust, such as investment management, administration, and distribution decisions, powers usually … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Things to Keep in Mind When Planning for Your Pet

Dear Angel,   I have five children: two humans, two dogs and a cat. That’s right, I consider my pets as my children. I plan to meet with Mr. Farr to plan for them all. I’m just wondering: what are some things to keep in … [Read more...]