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Weekend Reads: volunteer caregivers, preparing for a recession, and more…

By: Kimberly Lankford

October 25, 2019

One idea for an aging America: a volunteer corps of caregivers

Fascinating article by Kaiser Health News about a national program modeled after the Peace Corps that would mobilize volunteers — including young adults and healthy retirees — to help care for the growing number of elderly Americans.

2 out of 5 Americans aren’t ready for the next recession

Bankrate survey showing that 40% of Americans say they aren’t prepared for an economic downturn, and expert advice about what you can do to protect your finances from a recession — no matter if or when it happens.

Moving back to the city in midlife

Why some empty nesters and retirees are leaving suburbia for the city, and steps to take to figure out whether this is the right move for you.

5 reasons to start a business in retirement

Why it can be a good time to start a part-time business after you retire, and stories of real people who used their skills to start successful businesses in their 50s and 60s.

These tips can help you navigate Medicare’s updated online tool

Medicare.gov’s Plan Finder tool has always been the best way to compare every Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plan available in your area. Great advice from PBS News Hour’s Philip Moeller about how to make the most of the new version of the tool — either for yourself or if you’re helping your parents with their Medicare decisions.

Better than timing

The difficulties of timing the market, and smart moves to make with your investments instead.

Elderly getting scammed by their own family members — and one group wants to stop it

Elder financial abuse tends to increase during the holidays. What banks and others are doing to help stop financial fraud targeting seniors, and how you can help protect your aging relatives.

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