Posts Tagged ‘ senior finances blog ’

Senior Finances: Record-Keeping on the Computer

May 4th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Keeping track of finances is a bug-a-boo for some of us seniors, and for others it’s not a problem.  Many of us used to ‘do our bookkeeping’ by hand on ledger pages we bought at the local office supply store.  With the onset of computers and electronic record-keeping many of us chose to change to [...]



Senior Finances: Understanding the Federal Debt Ceiling Issue

Jan 14th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

We senior citizens have all been reading a lot about the federal debt ceiling issue; some of us supported candidates based on their commitment not to increase federal debt.  They said they would not support any legislation that would increase our national debt.  Now we are being told those politicians who said they would not (never) [...]



Alternatives to Assisted Living Environments

Jul 28th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Assisted living facilities have become the normative alternative for elderly seniors who need help with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, getting out of chairs, eating, etc.  Elders move into an assisted living (AL) facility for the purpose of getting such daily care, and pay a fee for a room, meals and [...]