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Texas woman sues Central United Life, claiming age and race discrimination

A Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, claiming that she was denied promotions based on her race and age, then fired after she filed grievances. Linda J. Donnie is suing Central United Life, claiming employment discrimination. Donnie filed the lawsuit in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on October 27. The lawsuit claims that Donnie was hired as associate... 

Boston College research: average retirement age affected by a perfect storm of events.

When the retirement gurus speak, do we really listen? Or have we become so inundated  with blizzards of information, and bytes of Big Data about what we should, or should not be doing, that we simply turn our backs on the messaging? Warren Buffett would be proud… Sure, we all know that by working longer, we can really rack up the Social Security payments by a factor 8%…per every years... 

Know These Early Warning Signs of Alzheimers Disease

According to data from the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds. As a result, more than five million people are now affected by this disorder. The Signs of Alzheimer’s Certain signs of Alzheimer’s disease may be noticed long before the condition is ever diagnosed. Here are some things to look for in your loved one that might... 

Make Your Retirement Plans Now Before It is Too Late

Everyone looks forward to retirement. It is a time when you can pursue what makes you truly happy, and spend a lot of quality time with your family. According to the United States Department of Labor less than half of the workers in this country have actually crunched the numbers to see how much they would need. Also, the average American spends 20 years in retirement. Put your money into retirement... 

BABY BOOMERS AND RETIREMENT

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Nothing is likely to have greater impact on public policy and programs for the elderly than the aging of the Baby Boomers (“Boomers”). Boomers represent 76 million persons in the United States born between 1946 and 1964 – 31% of the total population. Boomers are divided into two waves. The first wave was born between 1946 and 1954 and is currently between 61 and... 

How to Avoid Nursing Home Costs: Planning Ahead

The average annual cost for long-term care in Michigan last year was just under $88,000 for a semi-private room. For most retirees, that’s a stifling figure that far surpasses their income. In the most recent 2010 census, average retiree income was reported at just under $26,000 annually. For retirees hoping to leave money to their families, this creates a disparity between the legacy they... 

Medicaid Updates Nursing Home Ratings, Helping to Make Long-Term Care Decisions Easier

One of the hardest decisions to make is determining when a dear loved one needs long-term care. Realizing that families can no longer provide care at home and a nursing home is the practical option is difficult. Many turn to Medicaid to help with the financial toll of nursing home care. However, selecting which home to trust with your family member’s care adds to the challenge. The Centers... 

Teaching Teen Drivers

Articles about teen drivers seem to be in the news (or maybe because I’m teaching my own teen to drive, I’m just noticing the articles more).  Regardless, there were two recent articles I saw that probably interest you if you have a teen driver. The first reports on a study that finds that 60% of teen driver wrecks result from distractions.  This is probably not a surprise to any of us. ... 

Divorce Mediation: What You Should Expect From Your Ex-Spouse

Divorce is one of the hardest times for a person, with emotional traumas and mental setbacks being one of the few things that are usually encountered by spouses going through a divorce. Ending a relation that was started with the aim of it lasting a lifetime is hard. Different spouses react to this situation differently. Spouses can seem aggressive, aggrieved, restless or calm, and overtly funny, etc.... 

Legal Landscape Divorce Tips for Guys

Divorce is one of the hardest times in a person’s life. A divorce simply put is a decision that changes your life, your routines and your acquaintances. Divorces can be one of the most complexes, sad and even sadistic cases in the family law courts. Yet for guys divorce more often than not can be even harder than for a woman because they aren’t as expressive about it as women perhaps are. To make... 
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