Health Care

Alternatives to Long-Term Care Insurance

Rodney Brooks
July 26, 2019

A long-term care insurance policy can help you financially prepare for a time when you might not be able to take care of your own basic needs, including eating, bathing and dressing. Among people turning 65 today, approximately 70% are expected to need some type of long-term care, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But long-term care insuranceisn't the only way to pay for in-home care, adult day care, assisted living or a nursing home.

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Authored By Rodney A. Brooks

TRAFOTFBThe author tells the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank, how it grew much too quickly, why it failed and the impact on Black America. The Freedman’s Bank offered a safe depository for formerly enslaved people, expanded quickly and gained millions in deposits – mostly ranging from $5 to $50. But inexperience and corruption doomed it to failure, costing may of the small depositors their savings.

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“Rodney A. Brooks’ ‘Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap’ is one of the best written and most prescriptive books I’ve read on this prickly subject. Using powerful stats, stories and insightful wisdom, it is written from the heart, mind, body and spirit … plus years of research and thought as a mainstream journalist, Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap is revealing, humorous, instructive and sobering.” – Dr. George C. Fraser

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