Archive for Retirement

  • Why “looking to buy in 2 years” is not a sound financial home buying decision for seniors. Why “looking to buy in 2 years” is not a sound financial home buying decision for seniors.

    By Kevin Dolan Dan Dolan Homes “We’ll be doing something in a couple years” the visitor to my open house in Bettendorf told me. “We’re just not ready to decide on our senior housing yet,” she went on to say. She and her husband still enjoy gardening and working in the yard, and they do...

  • By Linda Clayton-Powell Social Security District Manager Davenport, Iowa SOCIAL SECURITY HONORS AND SUPPORTS MILITARY MEMBERS Every year, on Memorial Day, the nation honors service members who have given their lives for our freedom. Social Security acknowledges the sacrifice of our military...

  • What’s ‘The  4 Percent Rule?’ What’s ‘The 4 Percent Rule?’

    By Richard J. Schillig, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Independent Insurance and Financial Advisor Heard of the 4 percent rule? Essentially it is a “rule of thumb” suggesting that annual withdrawals of 4 percent from a retirement account each year will provide enough money for about 30 years of retirement. ...

  • Feeling Squeezed? Feeling Squeezed?

    The Balancing Act of the Sandwich Generation By Kathy Malmloff CASI Director of Senior Services When you envisioned your adult life growing up, did you ever think that you would be a parent to your children and a caregiver to your aging parents all at the same time? Me neither. But today I am j...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Kathy Nitz Lead Benefits Advocate GolderCare Solutions Often times when our phone rings, it is a son or daughter that begins their story by saying that they have just returned from the doctor with Mom and doctor says she can’t live alone anymore. “Which nursing home should I pick?” is of...

  • Moving Day Moving Day

    By Paul Lewellan Ridgecrest Village resident Four years ago my wife, Pamela, and I were living in a condo overlooking the woods beside a tiny creek. We liked both the neighborhood and our neighbors. We liked the space we lived in: the large living room, sun porch, patio, and the bar in the basem...

  • Memories in the Making Memories in the Making

    Dozens of artists in the Quad Cities will have their beautiful art creations go on display on May 17th at The Spotlight Event Center in Moline, Illinois, as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Iowa Chapter Memories in the Making® program in the Quad Cities. Memories in the Making is an art pro...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Kathy Nitz Lead Benefits Advocate GolderCare Solutions Help for the Aging Person Whether you are a Veteran or family of a Veteran, you need to be aware of certain benefits that might be available to you through the Veteran’s Administration that would assist you when you are in need of some ...