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  • ELIZABETH EDWARDS

The Importance of a Trusted Contact for Solo Agers: What You Need to Know



Solo agers, individuals who are aging alone without the support of family members, face unique challenges that necessitate careful planning and proactive steps to safeguard their well-being.


Solo agers often lack immediate family members to turn to in times of need. By building a network of trusted contacts within their community or professional circle, solo agers can ensure that there are reliable individuals to assist them in emergencies or critical situations. Trusted contacts serve as an essential support system, offering peace of mind and practical assistance when required.


In an increasingly digital world, cyber security is a pressing concern for Solo agers, who may be more vulnerable to online scams and fraud due to their limited support network. By educating themselves on best practices for cyber security and leveraging tools provided by scam stoppers, solo agers can protect their personal and financial information from malicious actors.


How Can a Solo Ager Protect Themselves?


Scammers often target individuals who may be more isolated or less tech-savvy, making solo agers prime candidates for fraudulent schemes. By staying informed about common tactics used by scammers and being vigilant in their online interactions, solo agers can minimize the risk of falling victim to financial exploitation. Trusted contacts can play a crucial role in identifying and reporting suspicious activities, serving as an extra layer of protection.


AARP does an excellent job of keeping up with the latest scamming methods, and if you are a Solo Ager who would like to strengthen your technical knowledge, LEARNIdaho offers tech ed classes at many locations for FREE. This can help you with your isolation, you can empower yourself with knowledge, and you may make new friends along the way!


The importance of establishing trusted contacts for solo agers cannot be overstated. By proactively engaging with their community, staying informed about cyber security best practices, and relying on trusted allies, solo agers can better protect themselves against financial scams and fraud. Together, we can create a more secure and supportive environment for professionals of all ages.


Stay safe.

Stay strong.

Stay inspired! - Black Swan Money Management



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