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    1. COVID-19 intensifies push for nursing-care reform

      COVID-19 intensifies push for nursing-care reform

      The pandemic has shined a spotlight on the often-obscured lives of Americans in nursing homes, and the industry that runs them. But even before COVID-19, alternatives to institutional care were expanding in many states – and now, advocates see a chance to help more Americans age the way they want to. Smaller-scale, better-staffed elder care appears to have done better during the pandemic.

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    2. Sunrise Updates: Will Bernie Sanders go all the way?

      Sunrise Updates: Will Bernie Sanders go all the way?

      By David Clark Scott Audience Engagement Editor @davidclarkscott With Sen. Bernie Sanders’ decisive win Saturday in Nevada, attention now shifts to the primary in South Carolina - and Super Tuesday. The question of electability looms ever larger for Democrats: Can a self-declared democratic socialist beat President Trump in November? Senator Sanders is “too progressive” for most Americans , say competitors. “I ain’t a socialist. I’m not a plutocrat.

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    3. Key financial considerations for people who live alone

      Key financial considerations for people who live alone

      At some point in your life, you may find yourself living alone. It could be in your apartment when you get your first job after college. It could be after a divorce in midlife or in old age after the death of a spouse. Regardless of your age or relationship status, living alone carries unique financial circumstances. Following are some important considerations for your solo financial life.

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    4. Is long-term care insurance worth the expense?

      Is long-term care insurance worth the expense?

      Imagine you’ve retired and you or your spouse develops a chronic illness that requires nursing home care or significant in-home aid. If you haven’t planned ahead, you could find yourself in a difficult financial situation.

      Long-term care can be extremely expensive. A private room in a nursing home cost an average of more than $83,000 per year in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And the study found that home health aides cost an average of $21 per hour. To make matters worse, most long-term care isn’t covered by Medicare, most retirees’ source for health care.

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    5. Caring for aging parents: Tips for the sandwich generation

      Caring for aging parents: Tips for the sandwich generation

      Generation X seems to have gotten lost, sandwiched between the baby boomers and the millennials. But after years of obscurity, we may finally be getting noticed. Ironically, we’re getting recognized for being sandwiched once again, this time between caring for our kids and our aging parents. This sandwich has three crucial ingredients: Recommended: Retirement planning quiz: How prepared are you? Your family’s emotional well-being.

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    6. Eight tips for avoiding overwhelming student loan debt

      Eight tips for avoiding overwhelming student loan debt

      As a financial advisor, I frequently see families take on huge amounts of debt to pay for a child’s college education. In many cases, the debt becomes a long-term financial burden for students — and sometimes their parents, too. With proper planning, this needn’t be the case. Here are some tips to help you plan college financing so your children can avoid excessive student loan debt and you can avoid disrupting your financial plans. 1.

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    7. So how’s the American middle class, really?

      So how’s the American middle class, really?

      Living standards are actually rising in America. Here's why the middle class feels so besieged.

      In San Francisco, Jessica Beard is also doing work she’s excited about, but the similarities stop there. Her job title is adjunct professor, but the not-so-lofty reality is that her teaching schedule in English literature is uncertain from one semester to the next – and so is her income and her health insurance. She says she’s making less than she did in another job she had 15 years ago.

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    8. Are you bad at money management? You can change that.

      Are you bad at money management? You can change that.

      Perpetually broke? Always holding your breath when you run your credit card, worried your balance has finally tipped over the limit? Living paycheck-to-not-quite-the-next-paycheck? Some people are bad at money. (I should know — I used to be one of them. ) But you don't have to be that way forever. Here are eight reasons you suck at money — and how to fix them. A little retail therapy is fine and dandy, if it's not a chronic issue that causes you financial distress. Had a rough week?

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    9. The 3 biggest financial mistakes baby boomers make — and how to correct them

      The 3 biggest financial mistakes baby boomers make — and how to correct them

      Attention, baby boomers: $1 million may not mean as much as it used to, but tens of thousands of you could lose that much or more over your retirement by making a few common financial mistakes — mistakes that are easily avoided.

      Here are three ways baby boomers are not properly planning for their retirement, and how they can fix things before it’s too late.

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    10. Are tax-free ABLE accounts the right financial solution for the disabled?

      Are tax-free ABLE accounts the right financial solution for the disabled?

      Many people with disabilities face financial challenges. To address this issue, Congress is on the verge of approving the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act that would create tax-free savings accounts to assist disabled people. However, it comes with its eligibility restrictions and cannot be a complete solution.

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    11. God: the source of our health

      God: the source of our health

      Where does the source of our health really come from? The Bible shows examples of healings and solutions for all kinds of problems, including many severe physical ailments. The people who were healed feared God – or in other words, lived with respect and awe for Him. Their trust in God taught them to rely on Him to resolve problems, including those related to health.

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    12. Personal finance: Nine bad habits to break right now

      Personal finance: Nine bad habits to break right now

      Human beings are habit-creating machines. Research shows we crave any mental or physical shortcut that frees time and energy for our minds to focus on higher-level thoughts, such as wondering what to have for lunch or speculating about the true parentage of Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones.”

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