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Driver licenses can prove you’re a military veteran

Nov 14th, 2017 | By

Military veterans can now have that status noted on their state-issued driver license or ID card under a new Washington law. The special veteran designation became available on Aug. 30 at no additional cost when requested at the time a license is renewed or issued, but normal driver license fees may still apply. The recognition
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Home equity gives seniors financial leverage

Nov 14th, 2017 | By

Housing wealth for older homeowners is on the rise nationally, giving them a source of money for late-in-life expenses, according to a mortgage industry group. The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reported Sept. 29 that homeowners age 62 and older saw their home equity increase by a combined 2.4 percent to $6.42 trillion in the
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Medicare open enrollment: Time to review your plan

Nov 7th, 2017 | By

With more benefits, better choices and lower costs, the Social Security Administration is encouraging people with Medicare and their families to start reviewing drug and health plan coverage options for 2018.  The Medicare open enrollment period started in October and will end Dec. 7. Finding the right plan to work with Medicare is very important.
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Seminars explore role of families in long-term care

Nov 7th, 2017 | By

Families provide almost 80 percent of all the long-term care in the United States. So when a loved one transitions into any kind of formal care setting, the role of the family becomes all the more important.  “Being there for Mom and Dad,” a free seminar hosted this month by Pierce County Aging and Disability
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