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Are You, or is Someone You Know, an Aging Driver?

By Mary Beth Daley, Staff Accountant  Let me start by asking you a few questions.  Are you beginning to question your own safety and competency behind the wheel?  Are you wondering if it’s time to ask your parents to give up the keys?  Are you a professional who regularly has contact with aging adults?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, have I got a resource for you!  Let me back … Continue reading Are You, or is Someone You Know, an Aging Driver?

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States have a $1.4 trillion pension problem

Via CNN Money By Katie Lobosco In most states, public pension funds don’t have enough money to pay for benefits they’ve promised to government workers. The problem is getting worse. Overall, the shortfall across states grew by $295 billion between 2015 and 2016, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. All together, state pension plans had just $2.6 trillion to cover a cumulative … Continue reading States have a $1.4 trillion pension problem

Elder Law of Michigan Volunteer Recognition Celebration – Sandi Stevens

By Sara Jackson, MiCAFE Network Specialist On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, I was fortunate to attend the Capital Area United Way 2018 Volunteer Recognition Celebration held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.  It was a night that allowed volunteers from all over the area come together to celebrate all the marvelous work that they are doing in our community. This year, I had the honor … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan Volunteer Recognition Celebration – Sandi Stevens

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A-Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

By Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of Client Assistance  The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions and there is never a charge for services. The MAPRP works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Mr. M.  Mr. M worked for a company for over 30 years and was positive that he was … Continue reading A-Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

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5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do they have anything to do with the way my benefits are figured? Will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare? Read on to find the answers to these questions. Social Security benefits … Continue reading 5 More Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security

5 Tips for Boosting Your Retirement Savings

Via Dayton Daily News By Kara Driscoll The concept of retirement is quickly evolving for Americans, who are no longer ending their work lives in their late 50s and early 60s. Now, workers are extending their careers for a multitude of reasons: financial hardship, Social Security and pension changes, household dynamics and a need for a purpose. By 2022, more than 27 percent of Ohio’s … Continue reading 5 Tips for Boosting Your Retirement Savings

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Social Security Q&A Part 9

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Question: I have never worked but my spouse has. What will my benefits be? Answer:  You can be entitled to as much as one-half of your spouse’s benefit amount when you reach full retirement age. If you want to get Social Security retirement benefits before you reach full retirement age, the amount of your benefit is reduced. … Continue reading Social Security Q&A Part 9