As more seniors age alone, more planning is required

My friend Dr. Sara Zeff Geber coined the term “solo agers” after realizing so many of her childfree friends were caring for their aging parents. The question loomed large: Who was going to care for them when they got older? Geber’s term has expanded to include older adults who are geographically distant from their children [...]

By |2018-12-12T17:28:14+00:00November 29th, 2018|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Covering up your PC’s webcam: not just for the paranoid

Recently my husband attended a tax conference in San Diego. He came home with a complimentary backpack filled with “swag” that included a journal, highlighters, pens and logo’d Post-it notes. Also inside the backpack was a webcam cover. This was a new one to me. My husband routinely has a piece of tape over his [...]

By |2018-12-12T17:28:25+00:00November 15th, 2018|Information, The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Pre-planning Can Bring Relief to a Surviving Spouse

QUESTION:  Several of my friends recently lost their spouses and have commented on some of the difficulties they are facing due to lack of information on financial matters, people who should be contacted and legal issues.  Can you provide some steps that should be taken to avoid this type of problem?   ANSWER:  An excellent [...]

By |2018-12-12T18:07:15+00:00November 14th, 2018|Betty Berry's Column, Information|0 Comments