Census data shows fewer seniors are living alone

Dec 19, 2019
There's hasn't been in increase in seniors in nursing homes, either.
Less Americans are living in nursing homes.
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Preparing for retirement when you have one child

Dec 5, 2019
"It gets complicated after your parents pass away and you have nobody."
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The cartoonist drawing comics about his mother's Alzheimer's

Sep 26, 2019
Ted Rall's new cartoons tackle the isolation and financial stress of family caregiving.
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Are you an only child? We want to hear from you.

Jun 25, 2019
We're exploring how only children care for their aging parents.
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Brains and Losses: Part VI

Scammers are not always a faceless voice on the phone.
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Brains and Losses: Part V

Suspicious or unusual bank activity can often signal a scam; but should a teller be able to monitor a long-time account holder’s ledger activity to flag a possible scam?
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Brains and Losses: Part IV

Financial scammers are part of coordinated efforts to target victims. The Federal Trade Commission took in more than a half a million complaints of imposter scams alone in 2018. But finding and convicting perpetrators is rare. Marketplace Morning Report’s David Brancaccio looks at what federal regulators are doing to target scammers.   Brains and Losses: […]
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Brains and Losses: Part III

What changes to the brain might make a person more vulnerable to financial scams?
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Brains and Losses: Part II

What happens when you're scammed out of almost $200,000?
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