- Check out
the event calendar for the LA County Department of Consumer Affairs. You’ll
find free workshops on tax preparation, credit counseling, and tips to avoid
financial abuse –throughout the county.
- The Los
Angeles Public Library hosts Money Matters, a
series of workshops covering subjects such as: repairing your credit score,
avoiding scams, and much more. Some of
these workshops are also offered in Spanish.
- Can’t make it to an event in person? The AARP hosts weekly webinars on subjects ranging from Social Security benefits, to job tips for 50+ workers, to advice on starting your own business. Take a look at their schedule of online webinars here.
- You Don’t Have to Rush your Social Security
Benefits. Read about When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits through the Social Security Administration.
- Know the most Common Types of Fraud Targeting Seniors Today. Read about tips to protect yourself from fraud and scams from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.)
- Start Thinking about Long-Term Care. Long-term care refers to the continuum of services, both medical and non-medical, that individuals require as they age (including skilled nursing, toileting, bathing, and dressing). There are many options for long-term care, including In-Home Supportive Services for eligible seniors, personal caregivers, and a variety of residential options including skilled nursing and assisted living. Long-term care can be expensive, and it may be useful to start planning before you’re faced with a crisis. You can read about Long-Term Care Insurance here, and learn about the ways to search and pay for long-term care facilities here.