Monday, September 17, 2012

Pre-Paid Funeral Services: Are they a Good Option or a Scam?

When a loved one dies, grieving family members and friends often are confronted with dozens of decisions about the funeral - all of which must be made quickly and often under great emotional stress.  This is something I experienced firsthand last year with the passing of my beloved 88-year old mother, Dot.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Personal Care Assistants – How Much Do You Know About Your Home Health Provider?

Under the Global Medicaid Waiver, the State of Rhode Island received permission from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to offer seniors more options. One goal was to allow them to stay in their own homes longer, and stay out of an institutional nursing home setting.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Let the Sun Shine on Government

This week marks National Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public's right to know.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Be Wary of High Interest Rates and Hidden Fees in So-Called Rapid Tax Refunds

Throughout tax season, you might notice store fronts popping up to offer tax preparation services and rapid or instant tax refunds.  A business offering to prepare and file your taxes and you get to walk out with your refund the same day.  Sounds great, right?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Don’t Forget to Protect Your Home Before You Head South

Winter is teasing us this year with December and January temperatures warmer than expected.   But, we all know Mother Nature is fickle and winter in New England is, if anything, unpredictable.  While we have been spared tundra-like chills and sky-high snow banks so far, winter is far from over.  The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a stormier than usual February, including some “potent” Nor’easters.