Puzzle: Senior Financial Fitness
Most of us want to raise the odds that we’ll have good physical and mental health in our later years. We try to eat well, exercise and schedule regular healthcare appointments.
Financial fitness is also important for well-being during our senior years, yet studies show many people don’t plan very well for this aspect of life. How can we protect our money and be sure we are accessing the benefits to which we’re entitled after our years of hard work? For yourself or for senior loved ones, check out some of the resources at the bottom of this article.
And then take a break to give your brain a workout with the “Senior Financial Wellness” wordfind, which contains 20 items having to do with financial well-being in our later years.
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Find Information on Senior Financial Fitness
Visit the website of the Financial Empowerment Network/Seattle-King County to find one-on-one support for managing your money and making good financial decisions.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers Retirement Planning & Security information.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers information to help seniors protect their money and avoid financial exploitation.
To find free information about benefit programs that could help you pay for medications, health care, food and more, visit BenefitsCheckUp, a free online service of the National Council on Aging.
Check out myRA, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s new retirement savings plan.
The AARP Foundation offers information about income sources, as well as a Local Assistance Directory, a guide to public benefits.
Contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more about senior programs and resources in your area.
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