Social Security Benefits Will be Paid On Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also reminds everyone to be aware of scammers who try to take advantage of the pandemic to trick people into providing personal information or payment via retail gift cards, wire transfers, internet currency, or by mailing cash, to maintain Social Security benefit payments or receive economic impact payments from the Department of the Treasury.

“Social Security will pay monthly benefits on time and these payments will not be...

Being Empathetic During a Pandemic

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Contributed by: Catherine M. Seeber, CFP®, CeFT®.
A Certified Financial Transitionist (CeFT®) is trained to help clients navigate through major life events and the financial transitions that accompany them. The CeFT®is the industry’s first designation specifically geared toward financial change and transition.

During times when the anxiety level is high, and well-being is at risk, the potential for fear-based decisions, or indecision, is at an all-time high. In fact, it is so heightened that we can actually get in our own way. Please allow me to share some sequential steps that have helped me during client conversations. These same...

An Idle Thursday Morning

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Contributed by: Erin L. Steele, Elder Law Coordinator

My parents purchased a business from my grandparents in 1986 - my dad managed our family, the business and a full-time job for many years. My parents divorced when I was 13. As part of their divorce settlement, they agreed that my dad would keep the business and my mom would keep the home we resided in. The business was solely in his name and remained his livelihood for 33 years.

In the spring of 2018, at 67 years old, my dad decided that it was time to retire and sell his...

Paula Deen's Crockpot Potato Soup

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Do you have a stash of quick, crowd pleasing recipes? The recipe below makes the list. Squeeze it into your menu during these last few days of ‘soup weather’.

Paula Deen’s Crockpot Potato Soup

Ingredients 1 - 30oz bag of frozen southern style hash-brown potatoes 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 - 14.5oz cans of chicken or vegetable broth 1 can cream of chicken or cream of celery soup 1 package softened cream cheese Optional: shredded cheese for serving

Directions Combine all the ingredients, except for the cream cheese and shredded cheese, in a large...

What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

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A Continuing Care Retirement Community, also known as a CCRC, is a retirement community that provides a continuum of care which includes independent living, assisted living, memory care for individuals struggling with cognitive disabilities and/or skilled nursing care. These levels of care are typically in one building and/or on one campus. The general concept is a retiree can move into a CCRC and any future medical aging needs can be met on one campus. This truly allows aging in place.

It is not uncommon for the community to have a residency process and requirements. Potential residents may need to disclose...