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Americans switching to Roth accounts, saving more for retirement

Americans have often been accused of doing a poor job of planning for their financial needs in retirement. However, two new reports suggest workers are doing a much better job of saving and investing for the future.

Baby boomers advised to test for Hepatitis C

Everyone born during the baby boomer generation should be tested at least once for the Hepatitis C virus, according to new guidelines proposed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Inheritances require proper planning, open communication

In 2004, the American Association of Retired Persons — now known as AARP — issued a report titled, “In Their Dreams: What Will Boomers Inherit?”

Elderly investors frequent targets of recent Ponzi schemes

Another financial criminal is on his way to prison, where he will likely spend the rest of his life for running a $7 billion investment scam. R. Allen Stanford was sentenced on Thursday to 110 years in prison for operating a Ponzi scheme that promised investors safe investments and above average returns on their money.

Independa enters launch mode

When Dan Chavez’s father suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in July 2010, the family thought Chavez — whose background is in health care information technology — would be best suited to be the caregiver.

Meals on Wheels gets started on new kitchen

Meals on Wheels Greater San Diego will soon providing more meals to seniors, as construction started Tuesday on its new commercial kitchen.

Not your grandma's Peace Corps? Well, it can be.

Older volunteers work on the same projects as younger volunteers -- including HIV/AIDS education, teaching English as a second language, agriculture, environmental awareness and more, Edmunson said.

Agency pairs 55-plus professionals with nonprofits

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- As she got older, Gail McDaniel felt she should be doing more to make the world better.

San Diego to lose vital service for seniors

Each day, homeless seniors seek help at Senior Community Centers and with other social service organizations. Most of these men and women are good people who have done the “right” thing only to have life intervene. Health problems or loss of job are typically the culprits for senior homelessness.

The senior side of California

In a past Daily Transcript article, I discussed the graying of America and California. In this article, I am going to focus more on the health and care aspects of the senior population.

Boomers, offspring will determine housing market through '30

Through at least 2030, the housing market will depend on the desires and fortunes of two generations: baby boomers and a group primarily made up of their offspring, echo boomers, according to a recently released report prepared for the Washington, D.C.-based Bipartisan Policy Center.

An open letter to the San Diego mayoral candidates

Dear San Diego mayoral candidates,

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After 30 years, SCORE counselor still steering businesses, free of charge

In an economy that has produced many start-ups, as some people have sought to turn misfortune into opportunity, Arnold Jaffa, 82, isn't the least bit interested in letting go of what he considers to be a major part of himself -- a desire to help people succeed.

Founder instills entrepreneurial spirit into DavisReed Construction

Derek Davis, president and founder of DavisReed Construction, describes his company as fast-moving and adaptable, creative and quick thinking, with a more relaxed culture and an emphasis on the individual. If that sounds more like a startup than a general contractor with as much as $300 million in revenues, it’s by design.

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Phillip Banks, Daniel Abbott on fiduciary services

Jan. 10, 2013 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Phillip Banks of Banks & Banks Fiduciary Services, and Daniel Abbott, a firm member with Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, about the role of a fiduciary.

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