Senior moving simplified

Adele’s vision loss from glaucoma was forcing her, at age 78, to leave her home in Maine. She planned to move to Simi Valley, into a retirement community close to her son Bill. Though she had some fears, Adele knew she could enjoy life more and get the help she needed if she moved near [...]

By |June 29th, 2011|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

The new retirement: working

Hope is not a strategy, or so it’s been said. But hope seems to be the strategy for many American workers when it comes to their retirement plans. According to a just-released survey by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, the retirement plan for most workers over 50 is to not retire or to continue [...]

By |June 15th, 2011|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Using credit cards cautiously

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Q: I'm really concerned about a very good friend who seems to think that credit cards are a "gift from heaven." She has run up extremely high balances and is now having trouble paying her bills. I would like to talk with her about the problem, but don't [...]

By |June 8th, 2011|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Looking out for fraud

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Q: In the past, I've heard about Medicare fraud and how important it is for everyone to fight it. I'm sure fraud occurs in all areas of care, but I am concerned with services provided by in-home care agencies. What red flags would you suggest we look for? [...]

By |June 6th, 2011|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Understanding wills and trusts

By Betty Berry, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Q: I am trying to get my affairs in order and am somewhat confused by some of the terms associated with wills and trusts. Could you provide definitions for those terms? A: That's an excellent question. I'll try to define some of the most common terms that you [...]

By |June 6th, 2011|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

A father’s memories to last a lifetime

My friend and workmate Greg has always been there for his kids. I remember the time he raced home from an overseas business trip to comfort his son, who had ruptured his spleen in an ATV accident, or the many red-eye flights he took in order to be on time to his daughter’s basketball, soccer [...]

By |June 1st, 2011|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments