Tools for financial security in later life

Use these resources to help older adults and their caregivers navigate some of the important decisions that can affect later-life financial security.

Managing debt

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Four things older adults need to know about debt collection

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Seven ways to keep medical debt in check

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How to manage health care credit cards with deferred interest rates

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Explanation of Social Security and VA benefit protections from automatic garnishment

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What to do if you are wrongfully billed for Medicare costs

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Planning for later-life financial security

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Planning for Retirement: Before you claim 

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Three tips to keep your retirement plan on track

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Five things to consider before you collect your Social Security benefits

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Know your financial adviser

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Planning for diminished capacity and illness

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Pension payouts

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Managing Someone Else’s Money

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Understanding reverse mortgages

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What is a reverse mortgage?

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Considering a reverse mortgage?

Don’t be misled by reverse mortgage advertising – facts to consider

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What should I discuss with my housing counselor if I’m thinking about getting a reverse mortgage?

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Three steps you should take if you have a reverse mortgage

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Understanding the costs and risks of using a reverse mortgage to delay collecting Social Security

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