If You’re a Financially Insecure Older Adult, Start Here for Help

Many older people, many of them Baby Boomers, are struggling to make ends meet. Assistance for debt, groceries, healthcare and more is available.

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Are you an older adult who wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because you are afraid that you will run out of money? Well, you are not alone. Nearly half of older adults have this fear. It’s a staggering fear for over 16.5 million people age 65-plus who are economically insecure and who have incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level.

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Neale Godfrey, Financial Literacy Expert
President & CEO, Children's Financial Network Inc.

Neale Godfrey is a New York Times #1 best-selling author of 27 books, which empower families (and their kids and grandkids) to take charge of their financial lives. Godfrey started her journey with The Chase Manhattan Bank, joining as one of the first female executives, and later became president of The First Women's Bank and founder of The First Children's Bank. Neale pioneered the topic of "kids and money," which took off after her 13 appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." www.nealegodfrey.com