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Why consumers don’t use nursing home quality ratings

A study of dozens of people who placed a relative or friend in a nursing home in the previous six months found that few people were aware of the Nursing Home Compare website.

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Finance, retirement, savings, couple

Mandatory retirement savings plan could happen

A mandatory retirement savings program might just have a shot at success in Washington as part of a broader bipartisan attempt to address the looming retirement security crisis.

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The real state of the elder Commonwealth

By Al Norman For the past decade, I have reviewed the text of the annual State of the Commonwealth speeches by three governors. I look carefully for use of the word “elderly,” or “seniors” to see if there are any significant policy statements about our growing elderly population. Between 2010 and 2020, the Massachusetts population […]

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Learn how myRA, a new retirement account works

A government-backed individual retirement account is now available across the country, and it removes several barriers that keep millions of people from saving for their retirement.

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States considering breaks on taxes for retirees

For some of the states looking to cut taxes, it’s an effort to stop older folks from decamping to more tax-friendly places when they retire.

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Things I wish I’d known when I was younger

By Dr Nancy Lee I am 64 years old. There, I admit it. Women don’t always want to admit their age, but there is one really good thing about seeing the decades roll by: I finally appreciate that “women’s health” means different things at different times. For this year’s National Women’s Health Week, May 10-May 16, […]

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