Worried About Elder Financial Abuse? How to Protect Your Parents

As your parents get older, roles sometimes reverse. You may find you now need to care for your aging parents, especially when it comes to managing and protecting their finances. Elder financial abuse is a growing concern among seniors and their adult children. Sometimes family members and caretakers are the culprits. Just one financial scam can cost the average senior about $30,000 — a big hit for any nest egg. So how can you protect your parents' finances? Here are five ways to help.

This Summer Could Be a Good One if You're Looking for Work

For seasonal job-seekers and new grads starting off their careers, this summer is shaping up to be a good one to get hired. As the employment picture improves overall, new surveys indicate that this summer could be a good one for people who are looking for work. Better yet: A tighter labor market means that more employers are going to be raising wages in order to get the stuff they need. According to a survey by SnagaJob.com of hourly employers that typically hire summer help, 92 percent plan to hire workers for the summer. More than nine out of 10 said they'll hire the same or a greater number of summer workers, and roughly two-thirds said they expect to hire new people as opposed to just rehiring seasonal employees from the previous year.

Turkey Criticizes Pope's Use of 'Genocide' to Describe Killings of Armenians

ISTANBUL — A Turkish deputy prime minister said on Saturday that it was "unfortunate" that Pope Francis had labeled the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a genocide, and that it reflected the papacy's "Crusader mentality". Departing from his prepared text during a visit to Armenian capital Yerevan on Friday, Pope Francis used the word "genocide" to describe the mass killings, a year after infuriating Turkey with a similar statement.