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Every year, senior citizens in this country are being swindled out of billions of dollars. In a survey conducted by the Investor Protection Trust, the Investor Protection Institute and the American Bar Association, 34 percent of lawyers polled said they are dealing with or expect to have senior clients who have been exploited.
A few years ago, the Investor Protection Trust released a survey that found that more than7.3 million Americans older than 65 already had been victims of fraud. And a recent MetLife survey estimated that seniors older than 60 have lost nearly $3 billion a year to financial abuse. And surprisingly, much of this abuse is not from strangers.
There are lots of scams targeting senior citizens, and according to the experts, some of the more popular ones are: prizes/sweepstakes, investments, charity contributions, loans and mortgages, health, funeral and life insurance.
Most elderly victims of financial abuse don't report fraud because they are either too ashamed, don't realize they are being duped until it's too late to get their money back, or their adult children fail to recognize the problem in time to intervene.
On today’s episode of Your Money. Your Matters, we’ll discuss the issue of scams against senior citizens and what can be done to protect them.
Your Money. Your Matters is a weekly show broadcasting every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon Central Time. The program features radio personalities Linda Webb-Mañon and Rick Grady, Cornerstone Credit Union League; Courtney Moran, Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, and Todd Mark, Consumer Credit Counseling Services.
Do you feel like you need to BEG your partner, your parents or your providers for things you want?
Some people may be financially dependent, but the relationship should not create a posture of begging on your part. A respectful relationship built on love can be negotiated to where you feel heard and free to ask for your wants without a sense of fear, or the need to beg.
This show is delivered in 2 PARTS. This is Part1. Please head over to www.TrudyBeerman.com and login (membership is free) to hear Part 2.
Financial Independence is a dream for most adults, but graduates, under-employed wives, the disabled, and senior citizens have the greatest displacement from this reality unless they take strategic action. Understand the cost of not stepping into your power and allowing your dependency to be treated in a less than respectable fashion.
Well meaning family members who control the wallet, may have you doing an uncomfortable dance every time you have a legitimate need. In Part 2, I show you HOW and I offer 10 strategies for effectively making that switch and earning more as a result. I guarantee life will be more pleasant for you if you follow those 10 strategies.
Click HERE to Listen to PART 2
Join Dr Marty and guest James Twyman to discuss are senior citizens being forgotten about.
New York Times bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker James Twyman is launching a movement under the banner of The Senior Cinema Circle to gather one million or more signatures to place on the desk of Hollywood's decision makers demanding movies that appeal to the Baby Boomer and esteemed elder set.
Your host, Viyahta welcomes her guest, Sherman Howard, the oldest living African-American NFL alumni. In two separate USA Today articles last month "painkillers" were mentioned as a problem for both seniors AND former NFL players. Mr. Howard will enlighten us about the history of the game, why players have been in the dark and what is the solution for young people aspiring to play the game. . At 89 years young, Mr. Howard will share his secret to staying away from pharmaceuticals and managing his senior years with a positive attitude.
Meet Doug Shadel, senior director of Washington’s AARP and a leading expert on fraud and the elderly. On this week's Goldstein on Gelt show, he tells us why senior citizens are easy prey for heartless fraudsters. So what are the most typical cons out there? And how can you protect yourself and the people you love from scams and cons? Hear the answers on this week’s show. And of course, enjoy all of the usual financial ideas, advice, and fun on your favorite personal finance show.
During this live episode of the Code Red! radio show, host Alfred McComber's guests will include Michelle Boykins from the National Crime Prevention Council who will stop by the show to discuss, "Protecting Senior Citizens In Their Golden Years."
Also during the broadcast, Wendy Pohlhaus from the U.S. Attorney's Office For The District Of Columbia will stop by the show live to discuss the upcoming, "Breaking The Silence On Youth Violence" Summit that is taking place in Washington, DC this coming Friday, June 27, 2014.
Gray (or grey) hairs, seniors, old farts or whatever you want to call us are literally "Saviors of Governmental Budgets". That's right. Without us there would be no balanced budgets, as many community projects or infrastructure improvements. Remember that the next time you say, or hear someone else give disparaging remarks about the elderly. Jump "In the Pickle Barrel" and get the facts.
Each and everyday we will try to find a way to get out of the pickle barrel we have all found ourselves sharing.
Join me at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/inthepicklebarrel
We are joined by Kay Bransford, President and Chief Curator at Memory Banc, a company that helps families organize important documents and family memories when loved ones are no longer able to do so. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that at least 70% of Americans turning 65 will need three years of care, and many people struggle to care for loved ones because they don’t have the right legal paperwork or the information to be able to act on their behalf. This is where MemoryBanc helps. www.memorybanc.org
Also, joining in the discussion is Mark Friese, Vice President of Special Needs Planning at Merrill Lynch who will discuss the financial side of being organized and ready for the inevitable aging process which often includes a disabling condition.
Jamaal Piper is a Certified Personal Trainer based out of Silver Spring, MD. Piper Designs and serves as instructor of fitness and nutrition programs for Washington, DC, Montgomery County, and Prince Georges County, MD public schools and recreational organizations for youth and provides one-on-one and group training. Piper serves as an expert panelist for health & wellness events. Writes and publishes Health & Fitness blog focused on health and nutritional tips and advice for youth, adults and senior citizens.
Citizens for Health Show host Jim Turner has been working with Citizens.org
He has shared information about all natural products like Zapne.
Jim has explained about vaccines and High Fructose corn syrup and now Food Identity Theft.
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