January 2015 Posts

  • Healthy Resolutions Can Pay Off (Literally)

    Fifteen years ago, the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched the Social Security Statement, a tool to help Americans understand the features and benefits that Social Security offers. Since then, millions of Americans have reviewed their personalized statements to see a detailed record of their earnings, as well as estimates of retirement, survivor, and disability benefits based on those earnings. Here's how to get a copy of your statement, and why it deserves more than just a quick glance, even if you're years away from retirement....
  • When do I need to submit college financial aid forms?

    It depends on the form you're filling out and whether your child is a new college student or a returning student....
  • Do you understand the definition of financial aid?

    The term "financial aid" goes hand in hand with paying for college. But it can mean different things to different people, and often the term is used in various ways, even by colleges....
  • Healthy Resolutions Can Pay Off (Literally)

    If you made a New Year's Resolution to get healthy, you may get more bang for your resolution buck than you bargained for. That's because healthy habits can benefit your wallet as well as your body. ...
  • What Happens to Your Online Content When You Die?

    More and more of the music, movies, and books we own exist only online, in digital form. What happens to these collections after the owner dies? Surprisingly, while you may want your heirs to have access to the books, music and films that you loved, without a physical copy these items cannot be easily passed down....
  • The Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

    Many nursing homes are improperly prescribing antipsychotic drugs to patients even though federal law restricts their use. Almost 300,000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs normally used to treat bipolar disorder or schizophrenia and that are considered dangerous for patients with dementia. ...
  • Level of Assets That Spouses of Medicaid Recipients May Keep Rises for 2015

    Medicaid law provides special protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support needed to continue to live in the community while their husband or wife is receiving long-term care benefits, usually in a nursing home....
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