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Money for Older Adults

As we live longer, our savings need to last longer, too. Get tips for money management, avoiding scams, and reducing debt to help make the most of your money as you age.

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Learn How You Can Boost Your Budget

Find out how you can get help paying for daily living expenses, such as food, prescriptions, rent, utilities, and more. 

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Apr 26, 2022

What Is a Budget Calendar? And Why Should I Use One?

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Mar 21, 2022

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For the first time, older adults without kids at home who work could get money from the federal government to boost their income through the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Mar 16, 2022

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Mar 9, 2022

How Does an EBT Card Work? A Guide for Older Adults

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Mar 6, 2022

A Guide to Reverse Mortgages for Older Adults

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Mar 5, 2022

Should I Answer Debt Collector Calls?

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Mar 4, 2022

How to Boost Your Budget with Money-Saving Benefits: A Guide for Older Adults

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A senior Black man is shaking hands with a professional offering a debt management plan. A debt management plan can provide relief by rolling several of your credit card balances into a single, manageable monthly payment.

Mar 2, 2022

What Is a Debt Management Plan?

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Jun 2, 2021

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Apr 9, 2021

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Mar 22, 2021

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Mar 17, 2021

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Dec 21, 2020

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Nov 9, 2020

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Oct 19, 2020

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Aug 1, 2019

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Jan 24, 2019

The 3 Most Popular Scams Targeting Seniors in 2019

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Jul 20, 2018

Thinking About When You’ll Claim Social Security Benefits Is Time Well Spent

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Jun 21, 2018

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