Social Security is changing. Medicare is changing. Medicaid is changing. Retirement planning is changing. It is imperative in order to survive financially to understand these confusing changes and make them work to your advantage. These issues particularly affect baby boomers caring for aging parents or planning their own retirement and financial future. This book shows you what to expect, what these changes mean and how to make these changes work to your advantage.Consumer finance expert and nationally syndicated radio host Steve Weisman begins with a complete guide to your retirement investment choices, from IRAs and 401Ks to the latest insurance products... even new techniques, such as reverse mortgages. Drawing on his exceptional expertise as a financial planner and attorney specializing in elder care issues, Weisman presents insights you can't find elsewhere: simply, painlessly, and with welcome humor. Steve Weisman has the gift of conveying important information in simple language that is as entertaining to read as it is practical. Don't read this book alone. Share it with your family. - Alan Colmes, Syndicated radio talk show host and co-host of Hannity and Colmes on Fox News Channel. The author has written the one and only book that offers practical advice that, if followed, will ensure a secure retirement and not one left to chance. - Robert Powell, Editor, Retirement Weekly and Co-Executive Producer, PBS' More Than Money. This book is a perceptive, useful, and understandable analysis of key government, business, and personal issues concerning growing old in America. The author knows his stuff and conveys it. For our parents and us as baby boomers, he puts complex matters into language like a news story so that we can understand them. - Robert Weiner, former Chief of Staff, U.S. House Aging Committee. From wills to trusts to medicare to social security, this book covers everything we wanted to know about geezerhood but were afraid to ask. I doubt this generation has it in us to age gracefully, but Boomer or Bust will enable us to age securely. caring for your parents, this book gives reliable financial advice, in plain English! Are you in the sandwich generation... planning for retirement, helping your kids, and worrying about aging parents, all at once? Now, finally, here's the reliable, up-to-date financial guidance you desperately need-all in one place! As one of America's leading elder law attorneys - and host of the nationwide radio show, A Touch of Grey-Steve, Weisman covers these issues with unique expertise, clarity, empathy, and humor. Weisman demystifies IRAs, 401(k)s, annuities, reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance, home care, assisted living, nursing homes, living wills, and advance health care directives. He reveals valuable tax breaks you never knew existed ... new Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid changes you must understand ... disastrous investment mistakes you can't afford to make. from annuities to living wills; up-to-the-minute explanations of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security changes just passed by Congress; retirement savings tips and traps - from new Roth 401(k) s to variable annuities and reverse mortgages; indispensible, start-to-finish coverage of planning for long-term care; and how to make the federal tax code work for you: new deductions for you and your parents. In the coming years, you will face tough, complex, emotional decisions. Don't face them all by yourself: read Boomer or Bust, and be prepared.