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Life Settlements

When An Elderly Family Member Moves In With You

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 12.31.2016 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

One way for seniors to cut living costs is to consider cohabitation with friends or relatives. Whether you are planning such an arrangement or the struggles of a relative have thrust this situation upon you, it can be a positive experience if you set some rules and manage expectations.

Think Small and Dwell Down for Retirement

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 09.09.2016 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

From 1978 to 2013, the average single family home grew from 1,780 to 2,660 square feet. This means more house to heat and cool, more space to clean and maintain, and more room for more stuff. And while the average house was growing, the typical family was shrinking, as the average family went from having three kids in the 1970s to two in the 2010s.

3 Nightmares of the New Retirement

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 07.10.2016 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

As I look at the many issues facing seniors and Baby Boomers, I have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: Retirement will very tough for many of us, and for some it will be downright scary.

3 Powerful Secrets the Wealthy Know About Life Insurance

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Wm. Scott Page

While we can't all expect to join the ranks of high-net-worth Americans, we can employ the same financial tools to protect our personal fortunes and pay for retirement.

What The 'Blue Zones' Can Teach Us About Living Longer

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 05.07.2016 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

While we won't all live to 100, we can make changes in our lives to improve our longevity with the added benefit of improving our quality of life. Get out in your community, make exercise a key part of your life, and stay close with your family. And don't forget to eat your beans.

The Problem With Trying To Plan For Retirement

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

When working through a difficult issue, whether it involves a relationship, financial troubles, or even an addiction to Candy Crush, we are often told that the first step is 'admitting you have a problem.'

Take Control of Your Financial Future Now

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 08.23.2014 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

As baby boomers and seniors advance toward retirement, one certainty is that fiduciary responsibility rests more closely than ever with individuals.

Gay Couples Redefine 'Golden Years'

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wm. Scott Page

Paying for retirement isn't typically on the gay couple's radar. Gays approaching their "Golden Years" represent a unique segment of the financial marketplace.

Texas Medicaid Law Could Transform Life Insurance Industry

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

While the Texas law may not be good news for insurance companies, it opens up a whole new range of possibilities for those facing daunting healthcare costs. It brings a new mark of legitimacy to life settlements while helping those most in need pay for medical care.

Let Life Insurance Lapse at Your Own Risk

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Wm. Scott Page

Individuals pay hundreds of millions of dollars into life insurance every year, yet four out of 10 seniors lapse or surrender their policies before they receive any payout.

Never Too Early to Review Long-Term Care Options

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 12.23.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Imagine having to figure out a way to pay $5,000 per month for a period of five or more years -- during a time when, by definition, you will not be working. That's at least $300,000 worth of care, and it's a real issue for millions of boomers who are careening toward retirement at a growing pace.

The Life Insurance Industry's Big Secret

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 12.04.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Insurance companies make money because almost 90 percent of all life insurance policies lapse Let's look at a few of the options you should consider before allowing their life insurance policy to lapse.

Sandwich Generation Headed for a Crumble

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 07.31.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

This generation of people, sandwiched between financially needy parents and children, will be reaching retirement age soon but likely without a nest egg of any significance. For those facing this financial whipsaw, here are some recommendations, both financial and psychological.

New Ways to Cash in on Your Life Insurance Policy

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.24.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you don't need your life insurance policy any longer, are having difficulty with the premium payments or could just use the money, a life settlement is definitely an option worth considering.

Seniors Mean Business on Facebook

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

If AARP, which has more than 10 percent of the U.S. population on its rolls, hasn't yet figured out how to capture seniors on the most pervasive social media site, then we all have a long way to go.

Wall Street Gambles Again: Bankers To Buy Up Life Insurance Policies Of Ill And Elderly

nytimes.com | JENNY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After the mortgage business imploded last year, Wall Street investment banks began searching for another big idea to make money. They think they may h...