Author Archives: Noreen Murphy

Actor Hoffman Made Mistakes With His Will

I came across an interesting article recently about the actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman and how he made numerous mistakes in his estate planning that are going to impact his partner and kids. I thought his story could serve as a … Continue reading

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Caring For Spouse Tougher Than Caring For Parent

This blog post is one that many of us in a certain age group will find hits close to home. I found this article on dailyfinance.com and it talks about the difficulties we encounter when caring for an ill parent … Continue reading

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Boomers Should Be Saving

I recently came across an article on AARP.com that I thought would be important for baby boomers to read. The message: keep saving for retirement. The article noted that many people who could be saving are not doing so. One … Continue reading

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Tips On Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

If you have trouble sleeping, you might want to think about what—and when—you eat. One rule of thumb is to avoid eating anything 30 minutes before bedtime. Another is to make sure your after-dinner snacks are on the lighter side. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About The Purchase Of Long-Term Care Insurance

The United States Department of Health and Human Services estimates that approximately 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care. Contrary to what many people believe, Medicare does not cover long-term custodial … Continue reading

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Should You Ever Borrow Money From Your 401(k)?

I recently came across an interesting article in USA Today about borrowing money from retirement accounts, and whether it is ever a good idea to do so. The article cited some surprising statistics. For example, a new study by TIAA-CREF … Continue reading

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Lessons In Estate Planning From Casey Kasem

If you have spent time online or watching the news recently, you have probably heard about Casey Kasem’s disturbing final weeks. The legendary host of American Top 40 and longtime voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo passed away last weekend … Continue reading

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Three Budget Proposals That Could Hurt Your Retirement Plan

A recent article in Forbes discusses three proposals in President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2015 that could disrupt retirement plans nationwide. It’s a fairly long article, which I invite you to read in full by clicking here, but here … Continue reading

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Meditation May Help Seniors Cope With Loneliness

I recently came across an article describing how meditation may provide seniors with both psychological and physical benefits. A study conducted at UCLA found that meditation might reduce feelings of loneliness and the expression of certain genes that cause inflammation. … Continue reading

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The Arlington Elder Abuse Task Force

I am on the Arlington Elder Abuse Task Force for this Town Forum. The Mission Statement is: “The Arlington Elder Abuse Task Force is a community-based team of organizations and individuals committed to providing public education and resources to prevent … Continue reading

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