Blog: December 2011

Hidden Cash

"$1.6 billion is hidden down the back of U.S. sofas. We see a world of potential. Do you?" A subway ad with a photo of a happy senior on a sofa with her huge stuffed animal tiger and the quoted words is one of HSBC's clever ads.

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Seniors or Criminals: Who is better off?

While Eddy & Schein tends to focus primarily on keeping our clients "in community" (at home), we cannot ignore the realities of the conditions we hear about in nursing homes all over the country.  This time rather then contribute more doom and gloom, I thought I would share with you an amusing and somewhat eerie solution that one of my colleagues, Lewis Knopf, shared with me:

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or, as it is often better known as "The Health Care Reform Act, or "Obamacare".

Last week marked the first year anniversary of "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."  The debate still rages over the bill.  Hailed by many and derided by others, it nonetheless has already had a significant influence over the lives of all citizens and the elderly most directly.  I thought I would take a moment to summarize briefly two of the most significant changes effecting them:

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Searching for Nursing Homes

We at Eddy & Schein are committed to finding ways to keep our clients at home and provide the elderly with all the services they need at home through a large network of professional Advisers. Over the past decade none of our clients have gone to a nursing home, and only three have moved to Assisted Living facilities or Retirement communities.

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Organize with New York Style

As a loyal Board Member and Treasurer of NAPO-NY, the New York chapter of the National association of Professional Organizers, I attended the “Organize with New York Style” conference this past Saturday at the Helmsley hotel.  Since this conference was targeted to the general public, as an early education tool, and I have been a Financial Organizer or Daily Money Manager for over a decade, I we

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