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Report: Massachusetts tops nation in senior health

One thing a person may have great concerns about as they get older is their health. A senior’s health can have impacts on many things, including what their quality of life is like in their elderly years, what sorts of things they can do during their retirement and what medical and health care costs they end up being exposed to.

Estate planning issues for educators

Among the things that can impact what kind of estate planning issues can be key ones for a person is what they do for a living. Different fields/professions have different types of estate planning concerns that can typically arise for individuals in that field/profession. Today, we will discuss some of the special estate planning issues that can come up for individuals working in the field of education.

Keeping long-term care costs down

One of the needs individuals can have as they grow older are long-term care needs. Federal estimates predict that, currently, the likelihood of needing some sort of such care at some point in the future is about 70 percent for individuals turning 65. 

Things that can create financial challenges for retirees

One of the great hopes a person typically has when it comes to retirement is that they will have enough saved up to properly cover their retirement. Thus, one retirement-related thing a person may put a good deal of focus on is how much in retirement savings they have. However, there are things beyond just the amount they have saved up that can impact how likely a person is to be in financially solid shape during their retirement years.

Study: dementia rates on the decline

Dementia can impact all kinds of things in a person's life and can cause a person to have considerable long-term care needs. Given this, a trend that a recent study indicates is occurring is an encouraging one. This trend is a fall in dementia rates.