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Surviving The Summer Family Vacation With Adult Children

You know the feeling. Your family’s going to everyone’s favorite summer spot. In our case, it’s the same house in South Yarmouth, Cape Cod each year.

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‘The Financial Health of Social Security Is Strong’

Some members of Congress may not be prepared to protect Social Security, but the American people know better.

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Why Grandparents Should Work To Save Safety Net Programs

While the promotion of self-sufficiency is admirable, government entitlements warrant preservation since they provide a financial safety net.

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The Joys of Having My Mom Live with Us

I love having her here. I haven’t lived with my mom in 40 years. At first we were out of practice, but now it feels like we picked right up where we left off in 1978.

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Mass. Nursing Homes On Brink of ‘Colossal Collapse?’

Every spring, when Massachusetts lawmakers begin to take testimony on the state budget, the nursing home industry begins to crank out a chorus of press releases predicting a financial apocalypse is near.

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What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Many years ago when I turned 17, I was so young and dewy, so eager to begin. If I could go back in time, what would I say to this insecure, vulnerable creature?

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