Money Tips for Seniors Toolbox

Looking for money? Find it here.

You don’t need a metal detector to look for undiscovered valuables – just your mouse or touchpad.  According to the  National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) a few years ago, they estimate some  $41.7 billion in unclaimed property is waiting out there – in abandoned bank accounts, safe deposit box contents, stocks, uncashed dividend or payroll…

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Online Investing…in Rock and Roll?

…And we’re not just talking vinyl. Older musicians, songwriters, producers and their families are selling off royalties to fund retirements – and investors are snapping up the rights hoping for a stream of regular income. With streaming services giving the once-ailing music business a major boost, buying and selling royalties has suddenly become big business…and…

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New phone scam targets seniors

Post-holiday bills bring extra financial pressures on everyone…even crooks. There’s a new hybrid scam called “spearfishing” that targets seniors with robo-calls or in-person phone scammers claiming to be from doctors, hospitals, insurers, Social Security, or banks. The FTC issued this advisory. “I’m calling from [pick any bank]. Someone’s been using your debit card ending in…

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You may have already won…a scam

It sounds terrific.  You’ve won a large cash prize and the money’s yours once you pre-pay the taxes. Or someone overpaid you for something you sold online.  Or you signed up for a ‘mystery shopper” gig and got paid more than you were owed due to a ‘bookkeeping error.”  Or you just got a job…

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Three views on financial planning

Retirees and those facing retirement probably spend more time thinking about money than any other time in their lives.  Some choose to go it alone, others look for a financial planner, some pick a middle course with a little of both. Since some experts predict that more older people will file for bankruptcy (one story about…

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