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How to Handle the Cost of Aging Parents: Is a Reverse Mortgage for You?

Humans today are living longer than ever, and that means financial fitness is as important as physical health. On TODAY this morning, I talked strategies for handling expenses for your parents later in life, including reverse mortgages and long-term insurance.

 

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How to Help Aging Parents Make Legal, Medical and Financial Decisions

7 out of 10 Americans say major barriers prevent their families from communicating frankly about who will make financial decisions on behalf of an aging parent. On TODAY this morning, I talked about how to deal with the legal, medical and money issues your parents may face in their later years.

 

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How to Help Your Aging Parents Find the Best Place to Live

On TODAY this morning, I addressed the tough topic of where parents should live as they age — the pros and cons of aging in place at home, joining communities that transition step by step from assisted living to nursing care, and moving in with family members.

 

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AgeProof on The Dave Ramsey Show

I had a great time talking all things #AgeProof on my longtime friend Dave Ramsey’s show. Parts 1 and 2 are below — and be sure to let me know what makes you #AgeProof on Twitter @JeanChatzky or at Facebook.com/JeanChatzky. Thanks!

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Last-Minute Tax Tips: What You Need to Know to Lower Your Bill

Income tax day is less than a month away, and I gave money-saving tax tips on TODAY this morning — plus advice for how to spend your refund.

 

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How to live longer without losing your memory

On TODAY this morning, Dr. Michael Roizen and I spoke with Matt Lauer about how to avoid cognitive impairment as you age. Tips include staying active, getting enough sleep and saving enough money to avoid financial stress.

 

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How to live longer without breaking a hip: Keep jumping!

On TODAY this morning, Dr. Michael Roizen and I shared strategies from our new book, #AgeProof, to help you stay healthy later in life. Breaking a hip typically triggers aging-related events, so here’s some advice on how to avoid it — including eating leafy vegetables, practicing your balance and jumping.

 

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How to Know Whether You Have Enough Money for Your Old Age

ICYMI: Do you know whether you have enough money for your old age? Over the past three decades, the average life expectancy for both women and men in the U.S. has jumped. On TODAY, my concrete tips for making sure you’re financially prepared to live a longer life — including having 10 times your final salary set aside. #AgeProof

 

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Retirement doesn’t have to be the end: How working longer benefits you

Today, 47% of retirees say they’re either working or plan to work in retirement — and 72% of people in the 50+ range (i.e. future retirees) say they want to do exactly the same thing. Researchers at Oregon State University analyzed data from a large, ongoing study of people age 50 and up. What they found was that people who continued to work past 65 had an 11% lower chance of death from all causes. On TODAY show this morning, I talked about health-related reasons to continue working longer.

 

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If you don’t have $250,000 to spare, how to pay for long-term medical bills

If you want to have a healthy retirement, there’s a big wild card you need to be prepared for: health care expenses. A 65-year-old couple will need an estimated $260,000 to pay for unreimbursed medical expenses through retirement — and that doesn’t include long-term care, according to Fidelity Investments. Watch my TODAY segment below for how to plan — and how to pay.

 

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