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Resource ID: #17162
Subject: Elderly
Source: Consumer's Digest
Date: March 2000, May 2000



Consumer's Digest focused on two different financial issues affecting senior citizens. "The Fleecing of America's Elderly" researched various legal services and how they are often by abused by family members to steal money and property from the elderly. "This report estimated that some 5 million elderly may be victimized by this silent crime." "Avoiding the Cemetery Trap" focused on cemetery pricing and regulation. The report "presented common pricing abuses, comparisons of cemetery costs by metropolitan areas and suggests how to save on burial expenses."

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