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At 65+ you Might Need Long-Term Care Services. Are you Ready?

This is a guest post by Jim McKinley. Jim is a retired banker with almost 30 years of experience. He created MoneywithJim to share his advice and other resources on a variety of financial topics.   70% of people aged 65 and over will need some long-term care services While none of us want to think about being sick, the reality is 70 percent of people aged 65 and over will need some form of long-term care services to help with bathing, eating, dressing, bathroom issues and transport. Burying your head in the sand until a crisis occurs is not an option, as bankruptcy may be your only option if you don’t plan properly for illness. While it’s a daunting topic, there are some specific measures you can take so you can live out your golden years as stress-free as possible. Planning for long-term care While saving money is one of the most important things you can do from a planning perspective (more on that later), how you’re taking care of yourself now can greatly affect how soon you’ll need long-term care. Talk with your loved one about what hereditary illnesses you should both be aware about. Be diligent about […]

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Are your penny-pinching ways keeping you from enjoying life?

Attention Baby Boomers: You Can Enjoy Life Without Breaking the Bank This is a guest post by Jim McKinley. Jim is a retired banker with almost 30 years of experience. He created MoneywithJim to share his advice and other resources on a variety of financial topics. Good news! There are ways you can live it up without getting out of control financially. Here are some inexpensive thoughts on kicking up your heels that balance your frugal habits with a little more fun. Free Up Some Cash Even if you’re used to stretching your dollars, there may be some ways to eke more funds out of your budget. For instance, you may be able to save money by shopping around for new health care coverage. Finding a plan that is more affordable is a smart choice, as you may be paying for more coverage than you need. You also may be able to free up some funds by evaluating your mode of transportation. Sometimes you can save money with a different car insurance company, carpooling with friends or family members, or taking public transportation. And of course, there are senior discounts. Never hesitate to ask for a senior discount, as you […]

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