Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hispanics Fastest-Growing Group in Nebraska

Posted by Shawn Simpson // June 29, 2016

Hispanics Fastest-Growing Group in Nebraska

Nebraska has a rapidly growing minority population comprised increasingly by persons of Hispanic/Latino origin. Hispanics fastest-growing group in Nebraska. The Hispanic/Latino population increased from 36,969 in 1990 to 94,425 in 2000, to 167,405 in 2010. These numbers represent a 352.8% increase of the Hispanic population in the state between 1990 and 2010, a 155.4% increase […]


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Pros and Cons of the Reverse Mortgage

Posted by Shawn Simpson // June 22, 2016

Pros and Cons of the Reverse Mortgage

The ads on television seems focused on aging boomers and their finances. One focus is the reverse mortgage—they are the last thing that boomers would ever want, and they are the first thing they need as a last resort. What are the pros and cons of the reverse mortgage. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling® […]


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Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Posted by Shawn Simpson // June 15, 2016

Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

From reading the story in the Atlantic, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,” there’s more meat here than on the majority of middle class plates. None (of the surveys) captured what was happening in households trying to make a go of it week to week, paycheck to paycheck, expense to expense. David Johnson, an economist […]


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Closer to Her Children in Omaha

Posted by Shawn Simpson // June 8, 2016

Closer to Her Children in Omaha

When a senior mother recently decided to move from her Oregon home of 35 years to be closer to her children in Omaha, it wasn’t a quick decision. It took several years to let the idea sink in until the actual moving process began. This move was the final chapter in her life. And that […]


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Need a Fulltime Care Facility

Posted by Shawn Simpson // June 1, 2016

Need a Fulltime Care Facility

You know you are getting old when you are looking after one of both of your parents, and it’s time to search for a residential care facility because they can’t manage the chores of living by themselves. Another sad development as we boomers age, sometimes we need a fulltime care facility for our spouse or […]


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