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Stay alert and be cautious to avoid scammers

By Brenda Diaz Gladys received a telephone call from a telephone number she did not recognize. When she answered, she was asked if she was a senior, Gladys said “yes.” The caller asked her to confirm her full name and address. Gladys confirmed the information. At that point the caller then rattled off a series […]

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Spring cleaning: 3 quick projects that kill clutter

Spring cleaning can feel overwhelming. But where to begin? Never fear: Three professional organizers are here to offer three projects you can do in an afternoon each.

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Retirement: 5 ways to keep inflation at bay

The effect may not be very noticeable in the short run. But by the time you’re deep into retirement, inflation can deal a devastating blow to your savings.

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Hiring caregivers: An agency versus an independent

By Doug Peck Taking care of an elderly parent or relative is never an easy task. There is an endless of number of critical decisions to be made and most are made while under a considerable amount of distress. If you are helping the person either remain in his or her own home, or to […]

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You, too, may become a caregiver

By Douglas Peck Who do you think of when you hear the word “caregiver”? A doctor? A nurse? A Red Cross or disaster aid worker? For most of this century we have tended to think of caregiving as a profession, an occupation that people with certain talents and inclinations choose as their life’s work. That […]

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Small home renovations buy time

It’s a reality of our fragile economy: Many homeowners who dream of the perfect kitchen or master bath are putting full-scale renovation on hold in favor of more limited changes.

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