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Cut the Clutter with ease

There’s nothing like a new year to inspire us to de-clutter our homes, but one woman in Japan has created a movement that is active year round, and has spawned books, blogs and coming soon, a Netflix series. Take a peek here: KonMari, founded by Marie Kondo (learn more here) advocates transforming your life by…

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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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Veterans, are you missing out?

Every year, millions of senior veterans miss out on a benefit that could help them pay for much needed care. It’s called Aid & Attendance (A&A), and for qualifying veterans and their families, it can go a long way toward paying for the cost of an assisted living community or nursing home, or even pay…

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Model home made of money

Tech can turn an extra room into extra $$

When Irene Carr-Zalusky and her husband Paul moved to San Diego 15 years ago, they found a property with a cottage in the backyard that made a perfect “mother-in-law” suite for her aging parents. But her parents eventually moved to Washington State to live with another sister.  When Irene retired in 2017, it occurred to…

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Free Credit Freezes

As of late September, you can get free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts, thanks to a new federal law. Here’s what you should know: Free credit freezes Security freezes, also known as credit freezes, restrict access to your credit file, making it harder for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. Starting…

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