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Behind the Scenes with Kiplinger: Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)

Continuing care retirement communities have grown a lot more sophisticated in recent years. This isn’t your grandparents’ nursing home!  In addition to providing a combination of independent living, assisted living and nursing care, CCRC’s also deliver an active multi-dimensional lifestyle for seniors – with some community amenities comparable to five star resorts. Because the full… read more

Tuesday, August 19th – Live TweetChat: The Finances of the Sandwich Generation

Nearly 50 million middle-aged working Americans are currently caring for both their kids and an aging parent. This generation of caregivers can often feel “sandwiched” between providing both financial and emotional support to their multi-generational family, while juggling their own needs and obligations. Taking on the role of caregiver can be rewarding and challenging. For… read more

The Sandwich Generation: Caregiving for a Multi-Generational Family

The term “sandwich generation” is a phrase used to describe the middle-aged generation “sandwiched” between caring for the needs of their own children and the needs of their elderly parents. It’s estimated that more than 50 million Americans find themselves attempting to balance their personal and professional lives, while satisfying the financial and emotional needs… read more

Tuesday, July 29th – Live TweetChat: Proud Moments: Accomplishing Sophisticated Financial Goals

What makes a successful saver?  Financial experts often point to a mix of dedication and discipline, creating the ultimate saver.  We believe Ally Bank followers are expert savers and we want to know, what has your motivation and dedication to saving helped you earn? How are you utilizing your savings and what advice can you… read more

Tips to Slice High Summer BBQ Prices

The sound of sizzling meat on the grill is going to cost you more this summer. The price of beef and pork are up an average 7.7 percent, according to recent data from the US Department of Labor. Severe drought in several western states has thinned cattle herds and a pig virus that’s reduced supply is… read more