Tag: state policy

two women talking

Nursing homes are usually at the bottom of people’s list of places for their parents. A workable and little-known alternative is available in many states: adult foster care. This PBS video about Oregon’s program features a suburban Portland woman, Carmel Durano, who provides 24-hour care in her home for five elderly people, including her mother…

Working together on their budget

The brief’s key findings are: State auto-IRA programs for private sector workers are intended to pay for themselves. This goal is achievable in the long run, but auto-IRAs will incur losses initially. The keys to financial self-sufficiency are to: keep per-account costs low; set meaningful participant contribution rates; and charge higher fees initially or finance start-u…