Critter Corner: Making your Own Luck this St. Patrick’s Day!

Dear Hayek, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m feeling very lucky this year. I met the love of my life and I feel like the third time is the charm. We are getting married and blending our families. I do believe in luck, but I also … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Nonpharmacological Tips to Help with Sleep 

Dear Angel,  I have been having trouble sleeping at night. I heard that lack of sleep can cause memory problems and possibly even increase your risk of dementia. As a cat, you likely sleep a lot. Can you recommend any … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Property Tax Exemptions for Veteran Homeowners

Dear Raider, Home values went up so much last year that our property taxes have increased dramatically. My husband is a disabled veteran. Are there any programs where disabled veterans can get a property tax break or even have … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Should Gen Z’s and Millennials Care about Social Security? 

Dear Oakley,   I was born in 1997 and am therefore considered Gen Z. My wife, who is two years older and a millennial, and I are many decades away from retirement. When it comes to my generation and my wife’s, why should we be … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Benefit Programs for Eligible Retirees

Dear Hayek, My wife and I recently retired and are finding it hard to keep up with day-to-day living costs. Are there any benefits that we may be eligible for that can help? Thanks so much! Ben A. Fitz --- Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Will the Inflation Reduction Act Affect Seniors on Medicare?

Dear Angel, I heard about the Inflation Reduction Act and am hoping it will help Americans during this challenging time. With the rise in cost of everything these days, we can certainly use all the help we can get. What I’m … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are You Celebrating Life This January?

Dear Raider, As we embark on the first few weeks of the New Year, I decided that 2023 will be my year to make a change and add more positivity and gratitude to my life. I heard that January was Celebration of Life Month. What … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Your Retirement Savings Are on Track?

Dear Oakley, My husband and I are hoping to retire in the next five years, but we’re not sure if our retirement savings are on track. Are there any useful benchmarks we can take a look at to give us a sense of how we are doing? … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Making the Holidays Comfortable for Loved Ones with Disabilities

Dear Oakley, My teenager with ASD and my child with Down Syndrome will be experiencing the holidays with our extended family — cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We are expecting 25 people this year, for the first time … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Microboards and Self-directed Support Corporations

Dear Raider, I am a single parent of an adult child with severe autism and I am considering all of our options. I heard about Microboards and Self-directed Support Corporations, but don’t know much about them. Can you provide … [Read more...]

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