Money

Protecting Your Money

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

How many times have you heard that expression? Even in favorable economic times, otherwise cautious people can be duped by get-rich-quick schemes or investments that promise unrealistic returns. But when times get hard, folks increasingly fall for these scams in their quest to make ends meet.

Check Your Application Status Online

There’s a lot you can do at Social Security’s website, and it’s easy to locate — just go to www.socialsecurity.gov. You can estimate your retirement benefits, find out what kinds of government benefits you might qualify for and even apply for benefits online.

Choosing An Eldercare Facility

As people grow older, many will choose to continue living on their own or may decide to move in with family. However, some will prefer to reside with people closer to their own age or will, by necessity, need to live in a facility that can cater to their changing medical needs. What should you keep in mind if you must choose an eldercare facility for yourself or a loved one?