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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Richard J. Kuehn

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    Financial elder abuse, unfortunately, continues to be common, particularly here on the Monterey Peninsula.  They can come by phone, but email is the most common method.  There is something called “document fraud” whereby you will get an email from what looks like a trusted institution like your bank or insurance company.  They will ask you to click on a link to fill in blank verification info, threatening to freeze your account if you don’t verify information.  Never click on this!  Legitimate
  3. When Should A Senior Stop Driving?
    28 Jan, 2018
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    25 Jan, 2018
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  5. If You Can Afford To, Wait Until You Are 70 Before Drawing Social Security Benefits
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    There are many decisions you must face when approaching retirement age and perhaps the most important one is at what age you should start drawing benefits.  Many financial planners say that if you can afford to wait until you are aged 70, this is likely to be the best decision as people are living longer than ever and it will boost your retirement benefit until your death if you wait until the age of 70 to start collecting.  Believe it or not, your monthly benefit will be at least 76% higher if
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    Older Workers Now In Demand Due To High Employment Rate
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