Author: lewis-knopf

Personal Budgeting Post-Covid

Perhaps you have always been a careful budgeter, accounting for every dollar earned and penny spent. Or, maybe you have never focused closely on your household budget. Either way, the Coronavirus crisis and its economic impact on millions of Americans has highlighted the importance of budgeting and building an emergency fund. There are several different […]

How to Co-Parent During a Pandemic

Co-parenting can be a challenge during normal times, but the recent Coronavirus pandemic has made it even tougher to navigate.  Traveling back and forth between homes may have caused frustration related to school, work, or extra-curricular activity schedules during pre-pandemic times, but depending on each family’s unique situation, it may currently be a health risk. […]

Staying Connected Even When We Are Apart

“Shelter in place.” “Self-isolate.” “Flatten the curve.” Whatever you call it, the coronavirus has made staying inside, alone or with family, a challenge for all of us. These challenges can be magnified for seniors who may have special health concerns or require assistance with the basic activities of daily living. Seniors are especially vulnerable to […]

Why I Do What I Do

After a successful career as a senior IT executive with Reuters, a global news and information company, I had a new career decision to make. The decision I made was the result of an emotional and deeply personal experience, and I made it quickly. As I took inventory of my life’s accomplishment I looked back […]

Easy Ways to Save Money (on a Post Divorce Budget)

Saving money after divorce may sound like a daunting task. With two households to fund instead of one, and expenses being individual as opposed to shared, it can be challenging, but not impossible. Planning is key! Having a budget is essential for anyone hoping to save money. If you don’t know where your money is […]

Resolutions for Seniors

It’s 2020!  Gyms are overcrowded, cigarette sales are dropping, and for the next couple of weeks people will enthusiastically, albeit perhaps temporarily adhere to their resolutions.  While self-improvement is an admirable goal, resolutions made in January are often unsustainable.  With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for resolutions that won’t be too difficult […]

Keeping the Senior Brain Sharp

Keeping the Senior Brain Sharp “Use it or lose it” is an old cliché that is especially accurate when applied to cognitive function. While nothing can stop the aging process, it can be slowed.  Experts recommend keeping both the mind and body active in order to maintain a sharp brain. Take Yourself Out for a […]

Gift Ideas for Aging Loved Ones

The holiday season is fast approaching. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other family tradition, you will likely be thinking of gift-giving over the next month or so. While choosing just the right gift can be a challenge, selecting something appropriate for elderly loved ones is often especially tricky. By the time they […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Has Begun

For 2020 coverage, open enrollment for Medicare will run from October 15, 2019, to December 7, 2019. During the annual enrollment period you can sign up or make changes to your existing coverage. If you are currently receiving Social Security benefits, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. If you’re turning 65 […]

Shining a Light on Alzheimer’s Dementia During World Alzheimer’s Month

According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. This means that there is a very good chance that you or someone you love could eventually face this disease for which there is no cure or effective treatments. In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month, we are shining a […]

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