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Boomer or Bust: Your Financial Guide to Retirement, Health Care, Medicare, and Long-Term Care

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Boomer or Bust: Your Financial Guide to Retirement, Health Care, Medicare, and Long-Term Care

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  • Copyright 2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-205466-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-205466-9

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Social Security is changing. Medicare is changing. Medicaid is changing. Retirement planning is changing. It is imperative in order to survive financially to understand these confusing changes and make them work to your advantage. These issues particularly affect baby boomers caring for aging parents or planning their own retirement and financial future. This book shows you what to expect, what these changes mean and how to make these changes work to your advantage.Consumer finance expert and nationally syndicated radio host Steve Weisman begins with a complete guide to your retirement investment choices, from IRAs and 401Ks to the latest insurance products... even new techniques, such as reverse mortgages. Drawing on his exceptional expertise as a financial planner and attorney specializing in elder care issues, Weisman presents insights you can't find elsewhere: simply, painlessly, and with welcome humor.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  xxi

About the Authors  xxiii

Introduction  xxv

Part I: Planning for Your Money  1

1          Iras and 401(k)s  3

2          Retirement Investing  15

3          Annuities  31

4          Income Taxes for Seniors  45

5          Age Discrimination  63

6          Reverse Mortgages  79

Part II: Planning for Long-Term Care  97

7          Home Care  99

8          Choosing a Nursing Home or an Assisted-Living Facility  111

9          Long-Term Care Insurance  129

10         Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance  145

Part III: Government Programs  159

11         Social Security  161

12         Medicare  177

13         Medicaid  207

Part IV: Health Care Decision Making  237

14         Advance-Care Health Care Directives  239

Postscript  257

Index  259


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