Funeral and Cemetery Fraud

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Keeping with our theme of seniors being more aware of scams and fraud. Here are some basics on avoiding Funeral and Cemetery Fraud.   Tips for Avoiding Funeral and Cemetery Fraud: Be an informed consumer. Take time to call and shop around before making a purchase. Take a friend with you who may offer some perspective to […]

Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

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Tips on how you can protect you and your family from fraud. Senior Citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes. Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Prescription Drugs: Be mindful of appearance. Closely examine the packaging and lot numbers of prescription drugs and be alert to any changes from one prescription to the next. Consult your […]

Telemarketing Fraud Targets Seniors

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Telemarketing Fraud: Source: http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/fraud#telmkt Telemarketing Fraud When you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming a victim of telemarketing fraud. Here are some warning signs of telemarketing fraud—what a caller may tell you: “You must act ‘now’ or the […]

Fraud Target: Senior Citizens

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Fraud Target: Senior Citizens   Source: (http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud) Senior citizens are most likely to have a “nest egg,” to own their home, and/or to have excellent credit—all of which make them attractive to con artists. People who grew up in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s were generally raised to be polite and trusting. Con artists exploit […]

OLDER AMERICANS MONTH 2015: GET INTO THE ACT.

Did you know that by the year 2020, more than 55 million U.S. adults will be over the age of 65? Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary […]

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement

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Financial security in retirement doesn’t just happen. It takes planning and commitment and, yes, money. Facts • Fewer than half of Americans have calculated how much they need to save for retirement. • In 2012, 30 percent of private industry workers with access to a defined contribution plan (such as a 401(k) plan) did not […]

Health Insurance Considerations for Individuals and Families

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Health Insurance Considerations for Individuals and Families There are many considerations when purchasing health insurance coverage for you and your family members. And with the new ACA (Affordable Care Act or aka Obamacare) environment, your options are now a bit more confusing and probably somewhat more limited. This article intends to touch only on the […]

A Great Way to Save Money after Retirement: Find a Hobby

Once you retire you’ll have a LOT of free time. If you don’t fill it up with some fulfilling activity, you’re going to fill up that time spending money. You may go out to eat more, travel more, or shop. If you can afford doing these things, that’s great! More than likely it’s the problem that most […]

Creekside Insurance Advisors, Inc. Welcomes Rich Weller As New Marketing Director

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Director of Marketing

Creekside Insurance Advisors, Inc. welcomes Rich Weller as their newly hired marketing director. Creekside Insurance Advisors, Inc. is a Winchester-based independent insurance agency with over 80 years of combined agent experience specializing in employer group health, individual health, Medicare products, life, and fixed annuities. Weller, a former executive at the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber, […]

Heath Insurance Quotes in 30 Seconds and Enrollments in 5 Minutes!

Yes you read that correctly!  Quotes in as little as 30 seconds and enrollments in as few as 5 minutes! Virginia and West Virginia residents now have a preferred option to quote and enroll for 2015 On-Exchange health insurance products with included subsidies – Creekside Insurance Advisors, Inc. Creekside Insurance Advisors, Inc. uses a “drop-in” replacement […]