When we talk about Alzheimer’s disease, we often talk about the emotional toll it takes on families and those it afflicts. And we should. It’s a cruel disease that takes that which we cherish most—the record of our past and a connection to those we love. We also talk about finding a cure, or at the very least a treatment. Anything to slow down the progression of the disease and give us cause for hope. What we haven’t talked a lot about until recently is the financial cost of Alzheimer’s.
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Are you considering early retirement? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) 2014 Annual Statistical Supplement, nearly 75 percent of Americans elect to receive their Social Security benefits early.1 If you want to retire early, 62 is your magic number. It is the earliest age you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits. However, there are major drawbacks to early retirement that you should consider. For example, if you start collecting benefits early, your monthly retirement benefit will be permanently reduced. So before you put down the tools of your trade and pick up your first Social Security check, you need to ask yourself some questions.
Dr. Steven Lysenko and Dr. Danielle Lloyd’s dental office, located at 17 Maple Road in Voorheesville, has been committed to serving the Capital District since 1971.
According to Forbes Magazine, less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to third generation ownership. Another 50 percent don’t survive the transition from the second to the third generation. Bryant Asset Protection and Bryant Asset Management have beaten the odds because of the professional and friendly customer service that helps to set them apart from the competition.
Organize Senior Moves is an independently owned, locally-run business that focuses on helping senior citizens who are planning to move out of their home. Whether they are moving to a senior living community, a smaller home or out of the area, Organize Senior Moves is prepared to help make the transition as stress-free as possible.
Nearly a quarter century into estate planning, elder law
The Herzog Law Firm has been ahead of the curve for the last three decades.
Carpel tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most expensive of all work-related injuries. Over his or her lifetime, a carpal tunnel patient pays about $30,000 in medical bills and loses hours of productivity from work absences.
The inspiration behind the name comes from a dream.
Established in 1853, Kinderhook Bank is a growing and locally headquartered community bank that offers competitive products and services with the most current technology available to meet the needs of our customers. Whether it’s the convenience of a branch location, doing your banking online or on your mobile/tablet, they can help you with all your banking needs!
Local RealtyUSA agent Richer can help
Commercial development has occupied local headlines recently, a healthy side effect to a recovered national economy and a localized effort to bootstrap urban neighborhoods within the Capital District.
This time of the year, it’s hard to catch local business owner Bryan Bourque not on the move as Capital District residents gear up for the winter months.
What to do with your 401k when you change jobs?
Not every nursery school is equipped to handle special-needs children. Circle of Friends is one school that does, and loves to do so.
Robert Wright Disposal continues 60-year-old family legacy with good customer service.
At Lakeside Farms Country Market and Restaurant in Ballston Lake, it’s all about family.