David Lerner Associates: Why Long-Term Care Insurance Costs Are Up
According to the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) prices for new long-term care policies increased by as much as 17 percent in 2012.
David Lerner Associates: Why You Could Be on the Hook for Your Parent's Long-Term Care
Call it the new baby boomer challenge, but adult children may very well find themselves legally responsible for the costs of their aging parent’s long-term care.
David Lerner Associates: Many U.S. Seniors Facing Severe Income Shortages
A recent analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that seniors in every state except for two are living off of incomes that are lower than the level of retirement income that many financial planners often recommend.
David Lerner Associates: Watch Out For the Grandparent Scam
A new type of scam has recently popped up that specifically targets seniors. It’s called the "grandparent scam" and it hits seniors where many are potentially most vulnerable: their love for their grandchildren
David Lerner Associates: Four Credit Tips for Seniors
Some seniors mistakenly believe that since they are older and perhaps in retirement it is not as important to maintain a strong credit score as it was when they were younger and still working. But this couldn't be further from the truth.
David Lerner Associates News: Seniors, Do You Have to File a 2013 Tax Return?
Depending on the amount of their gross income, their filing status and their age, some seniors might not have to file a federal income tax return this year.
David Lerner Associates: Complaints about Hidden Medicare Costs
Some seniors have complaints that despite what they thought would be the case, Medicare does not cover all of their healthcare costs..
David Lerner Associates News: Elder Poverty Is Projected to Rise
The Social Security system "is facing serious financial problems, and action is needed soon to make sure the system will be sound when today's younger workers are ready for retirement."
Are 529 Assets Subject to Medicaid Spend-down Requirements?
Unless future legislation exempts 529 plans from Medicaid rules it would be wiser to assume that these assets could be subject to the state's grasp.
David Lerner Associates: 3 Financial Tips for Seniors
Studies show that the retirement age in America in creeping upward as many seniors choose to keep working longer. The easing of Social Security restrictions on earning income has also contributed to the trend.
FINRA Study on Emotions & Financial Fraud
This week is National Fraud Awareness Week, and according to the Investor Protection Trust, almost one in five Americans over the age of 65, or nearly seven million seniors, have been taken advantage of financially. A recent study from Stanford University, FINRA, and AARP revealed that inducing strong emotions has an effect on older adults' financial decisions.