What Gardening Can Do For You

(FinancialHealth.net) -  Looking for a new hobby? Gardening is an enjoyable activity that comes with serious benefits. Turns out it's good for your health as well as your wallet. Whether it’s a cutting garden for fresh floral bouquets or beds filled with veggies, a little backyard horticulture can improve mood, boost curb appeal and even promote cardiovascular health — not...

Which Car Purchase Is Most Likely to Cost the Least?

Which Car Purchase Is Most Likely to Cost the Least?
Smart Quiz: Which Car Purchase Is Most Likely to Cost the Least? A Leased Car A Cash Car A 3-Year-Old Car A Gas Guzzler Answer: A Cash Car (FinancialHealth.net) - Got your eye on the latest sports car? Or maybe a half-ton pickup is more to your liking. Whether it's a new car or a pre-owned model, you want to spend...

Giving Someone General Power of Attorney

What is the Greatest Risk of Giving Someone a [General] Power of Attorney?
Smart Quiz! What is the Greatest Risk of Giving Someone a General Power of Attorney? A: Disregarding wishes B: No oversight C: Ultimate authority D: All of the above Answer: All of the Above (FinancialHealth.net) - After a lifetime of managing your own affairs, giving someone Power of Attorney can be terrifying -- and rightly so, since it comes with a  great deal of risk. One...

Assisted Living and the Role Pets Play

Why Are Pets Important in Assisted Living?
(FinancialHealth.net) – Moving into an assisted living facility can be a challenging transition for a parent or grandparent that you care about. While there are a lot of perks and plenty of activities to keep busy with, loneliness can also set in. Companionship can be beneficial to someone who is recently widowed or finding themselves living alone for the...

Spring, the Perfect Time to Get Finances in Order

Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Get Your Finances in Order
(FinancialHealth.net) – Spring is right around the corner! What a perfect time to get your finances in order while you’re already taking the time to clean out old items and make space for the new stuff. Spring cleaning typically means ridding your home from the mess you’ve accumulated over the winter months. While this usually refers to junk around...

How to Save Money on Utilities In Minutes

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Save on Cable, Internet, and Phone in a Single Phone Call (FinancialHealth.net) - Looking for ways to lower your monthly budget? While your cable, internet, and phone bills may seem static, these three utilities are often considerably easier to adjust in price than, say, power or gas. In fact, providers will often be happy to help you find a more...

This Common Digital Scam Targets Seniors

The Most Common Digital Scam Affecting Seniors Today
Malware Trickery Aims to Take Advantage (FinancialHealth.net) - Scamming seniors into downloading malware is much easier than scamming other age groups. According to researchers, individuals over 65 are 34 percent more likely to be scammed and lose money than people in their 40s. Seniors are often targeted because they are more financially stable, but also lack digital literacy compared to...

How Often Should You Update End-of-Life Documents?

When Should End of Life Documents Be Updated?
Keep on Top of Changes With Once Yearly Document Reviews (FinancialHealth.net) - Someone wise once said the only thing constant in life is change. This is especially true when it comes to end-of-life documents. Having a living will, durable power of attorney and healthcare proxy in place can feel like a huge relief, but that doesn’t mean the work stops...

What Is the Average Cost of a Wedding in the US?

What Is the Average Cost of a Wedding in the US?
The Day Can Be Perfect for Less Than the $25k Average (FinancialHealth.net) - One of the biggest things couples focus on after getting engaged is the total cost of the wedding. USA Today reports the average wedding costs well over $25,000. There are several factors that play into the budget and using these innovative ways to save can make it...

New Scam: Grandkids In Distress

What Phone Scam is Easiest to Fall For
Seniors make twice as many purchases over the phone as any other age group. That leaves them wide open and vulnerable to scams involving phone calls. Because everything is done over the phone and disposable numbers and phones are tossed when the scams are complete, the perpetrator is almost impossible to catch. And when it comes to scamming seniors for...

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Financially Healthy Steps To Prepare For Retirement

Taking These Financially Healthy Steps Will Prepare For Retirement

(FinancialHealth.net) Don’t Leave Your Job Behind Until You’ve Done This Only 60% of working Americans feel sure they’re adequately preparing for retirement. No matter where you...