Casey Dowd Archive
Published February 09, 2012
Many baby boomers are reaching the 'empty nest' stage of life and they find themselves with more disposable spending and time. So how does this impact their future financial planning?
Published February 02, 2012
Statistically speaking, female boomers are more likely to outlive their husbands, but male boomers need to be prepared for the death of their wife, and they face a unique set of challenges when they become widowers.
Published January 26, 2012
Studies show folks over 50 are the fastest-growing segment of the fitness population, and with good reason: staying active and fit can help you live longer.
Published January 19, 2012
Health-care costs can be the most unpredictable part of retirement, which makes the future of Medicare an important economic issue for anyone older than 50.
Published January 12, 2012
Boomers watched their nest eggs take a substantial hit over the last three years, but some experts are saying 2012 will be rife with opportunities to get savings back on track.
Published January 05, 2012
Government data shows food prices are set to rise once again this year, which is bad news for seniors living on a fixed income. Here are five easy ways boomers can combat rising food prices.
Published December 22, 2011
Rehospitalization rates have been increasing, taking a heavy toll on the nation’s health-care system. The discharge process from a hospital is a critical point in a patient's recovery, especially for older patients with chronic conditions. Here’s what boomers need to know to avoid being readmitted.
Published December 15, 2011
Many boomers have life insurance plans that we purchased 20 or more years ago, but now that we are close or in retirement, our lives and financial situations are different, and our life insurance needs have evolved.
Published December 08, 2011
Once boomers hit a certain age, life changes seem to come rapidly: leaving the work force, relocating to a smaller home or retirement community and learning to live without a steady paycheck. When faced with these life-changing events, it can be overwhelming, and boomers feel inundated not knowing when and where to start, and how to handle the changes emotionally and fiscally. On top of their own life changes, boomers are increasingly finding themselves dealing with an ailing parent and making life-alerting decisions for them.
Published December 01, 2011
Despite the holiday season being in full swing, tax planning experts say now is the time to do a little prep for next year’s tax season.