Category: Money

Cutting Costs: Ways to Save Without Sacrifice

Saving precious dollars does not need to be painful Today’s cost of living for households headed by someone 65 or older is $45,756 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest...

Directions Financial Solutions (DFS) Answer Retirement Questions

DIRECTIONS FINANCIAL SERVICES 200 N. St. Clair Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604 419-720-4729, directionscu.org  Matt Williams and Doug Shaffer  When is the best time to retire? When it comes to retirement, there is no magic age. Everyone’s situation is...

Demystifying Millenial Money

By Sean Nestor Millennials today use technology to manage their money. What would it take for other generations to follow suit? Digital Wallets With a growing number of purchases being made online, it can become...

Cryptocurrency Demystified

Bitcoin isn’t even the half of it

Vaccines and the Elderly

My neighbor just got her first vaccine; it took her three days of telephoning to get an appointment.  A friend of mine has spent recent days arranging vaccine appointments for her elderly...

Senior Discounts

For our readers, we are working on compiling a list of restaurants and other businesses offering senior and birthday discounts.

All the Reasons Why This Probate Ploy Isn’t a Good Idea

If you decide to transfer any of your assets (ie. real estate, accounts, personal property) to one of your children during your lifetime,  after you die, if that child dies before he/she...

Ask the Financial Expert Retirement Q+A

What got you excited about financial services? Contrary to what most people think, I’ve never considered financial services to be about money. Our primary job is to allow our clients to forget about...

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What To Do If A Holiday Visit With An Aging Parent Sparked Concerns

By: Chris Orestis CSA, president of Retirement Genius www.retirementgenius.com Adult children who spent time over the holidays with their aging parents may in some cases have returned...

Defending Your Life (1991)

Most depictions of the idea of an “afterlife” are full of fluffy white clouds and angels and harp music. Albert Brooks’ “Defending Your Life”...

Black History Month

Black History Month-- both locally in the Toledo area and throughout the nation-- is a chance to not only look at our past but...