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Alzheimer’s Care Financial Update
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Alzheimer’s Care Financial Update

It's been a busy few months for us Nordman family men, but the fallout is settling. Dad's still healthy and mobile, he just turned 82 years old, and he's still deep into mid-stage Alzheimer's. He's doing "as well as can be expected" (I've learned to despise that phrase), but everything else has changed. This year ...

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How To Find Portable Careers For Military Spouse’s
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How To Find Portable Careers For Military Spouse’s

My spouse and I joined the military in the late 1970s. We've been military spouses since 1986, and I was a member of several fine Wives Clubs in the 1980s-90s. Thankfully, the military's gender policies have improved quite a bit over the last 40 years. The male military spouse situation has also improved a bit during ...

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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance
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Why I Won’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Note:  My Dad passed away on 18 November 2017 from end-stage Alzheimer's.  This post is about my experiences with his insurance during the years 2011-2014. There are hundreds of posts on the pros and cons of long-term care insurance, but most of them approach the question from a financial perspective. Today we're ...

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The Pitfalls of Your Parents’ Finances
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The Pitfalls of Your Parents’ Finances

Have you had the financial independence talk with your parents? (No, I don't mean the one about college costs and student loans, or the one about helping out with your down payment on your first house.) I'm talking about the one where you hope they'll talk about their health and tell you how to manage their ...

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