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How to Sabotage Your Retirement Account


If you contribute to a 401(k) or other workplace retirement account, the balance you’ve built up is a tempting source of readily available cash. You can borrow from your account with favorable repayment terms. Under certain circumstances you can qualify for a hardship withdrawal. And when you switch jobs you can simply cash out your...
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It’s In Your Hands! Harmful Effects of Smoking


FACTS ABOUT HARMFUL EFFECTS OF SMOKING: Smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. There are 4,000 chemical components found in cigarettes and at least 250 of them are harmful to human health. Smokers have a higher risk of developing many chronic disorders, including atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in...
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Where Are The Medicare/Medicaid Providers?


Publisher's Note: At Texas Seniors' Guides, we receive many calls from seniors having issues finding doctors that will take new medicare patients. We finally decided to write this in hopes that it can, at least, help some that are searching. This article has been updated with the latest list of doctors as posted on the...
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The Four A’s of Alzheimer’s Disease


Families and friends dealing with a loved one’s dementia often see the Four A’s of Alzheimer’s disease during their interactions. The behaviors presented through the Four A’s can at first, appear very confusing to us. But once we understand what is happening in our loved one’s brain that is causing these behaviors, we can begin...
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Advance Directives


What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. They provide a way for you to communicate your wishes to family, friends and health care professionals, and...
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