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Foreclosure Prevention Plans: Why Every Homeowner Should Have One

Preventing avoidable foreclosures helps keep families in their homes, preserves communities and prevents avoidable loss of housing. Creating a foreclosure prevention plan with the help of a HUD-approved housing counselor can provide assistance to struggling homeowners, with the goal of helping them keep their homes whenever possible.  

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By Antoinette Smith | 03/19/2020

Tax Tips for Older Adults for the 2019 Tax Season: Understanding Qualified Medical Expenses

While most people agree that it’s hard to look forward to the paperwork and headache of tax season, for older adults managing medical bills, taking advantage of tax deductibles can be financially beneficial. According to a National Bureau of Economic Research study, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other government programs on average will cover about 80 percent of an older adult’s healthcare costs; however, this leaves 20 percent of costs financed out-of-pocket, and for older adults who are from low income households, retired or on a budget, this can take a huge bite out of their savings.

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By Julie Hayes | 03/19/2020

Creating Your Own Self-Care Kit

It is no secret that self-care can have many benefits to our mental, physical and emotional health. According to research, practicing self-care can decrease stress, improve well-being, lower mortality, increase relaxation responses and decrease healthcare costs. While it can often be challenging to find the time to practice self-care, it is important for us to plan for and look for ways to integrate it when possible.

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By Ashlee Williman | 02/17/2020

Winter Household Maintenance Tasks for Older Adults

Winter can be tough on our homes, even if we live in an area that receives little or no snow. If we don’t prepare ahead of time, we may face costly heating and lighting bills or repairs that can drain our budgets, especially if we are retired or on a fixed income. Before going into hibernation mode, there are a few winter home maintenance chores we should attend to.

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By Antoinette Smith | 01/15/2020

Internet Safeguards to Avoid Online Scams as an Older Adult

Over the years, the internet has grown and expanded to the point where it influences much of our daily lives. As the prevalence and everyday uses of the internet have expanded, so too has the presence of scammers and hackers who take advantage of the internet to steal personal information, deceive innocent people and spread harmful viruses. The internet is a valuable resource, and we shouldn’t let the fear of being scammed stop us from utilizing it. However, we should be cautious about where and to whom we give our information, and educate ourselves about internet scams so we don’t fall prey to people intending to mislead us.

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By Julie Hayes | 12/13/2019