Older volunteers are a key part of the food bank economy

Jul 23, 2020
Why one 86-year-old started volunteering in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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How undiagnosed Alzheimer's can impact personal finances

Oct 25, 2019
Early-stage Alzheimer's linked to unwise financial decision-making and vulnerability to financial exploitation.
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The millions in China who can't afford to retire

Jun 19, 2019
A new pension system doesn't provide as much security.
An elderly man picking trash along Shanghai's streets for $12 a day.
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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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Brains and Losses: Part I

Experts say it’s time for a national conversation about protecting seniors from scams.
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The top financial scams of 2018

May 16, 2019
Billions of dollars are lost every year. Here’s what to look out for.
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