Safeguarding Seniors: Navigating the Digital Landscape of Financial Security (Ep 73)

Safeguarding Seniors: Navigating the Digital Landscape of Financial Security (Ep 73)

Welcome to The Ride: Life, Work, and Wealth podcast, brought to you by Green Private Wealth, a trade name of Harbourfront Wealth Management. In this episode, hosts Kris Dureau and Mike Pakreslis delve into a crucial and timely topic that affects many: protecting seniors from financial abuse in the digital age.

Key Points Discussed:

  • The impact of technology on managing finances and the increased vulnerability of seniors to fraud and abuse.
  • The importance of initiating conversations with seniors about various forms of financial abuse, fostering awareness, and creating a supportive environment.
  • Practical tips for mitigating risks, including simplifying finances, regular monitoring of financial statements, and staying informed about the latest scams.
  • The role of family members in facilitating discussions and providing a safe space for seniors to share concerns without judgment.
  • The significance of securing legal documents, such as wills and trusts, and limiting access to trusted individuals.
  • Utilizing technology like alerts for suspicious activities and the concept of a trusted contact person to oversee financial transactions.
  • Exercising caution in sharing personal information and educating seniors about common tactics used by scammers.
  • The evolving landscape of cyber threats and the increasing need for identity protection services.


This episode provides valuable insights and practical strategies to safeguard seniors from financial exploitation in the digital era. Whether you’re a caregiver, family member, or individual concerned about your financial well-being, this discussion equips you with the knowledge to navigate potential risks and protect your assets.

As the threat of financial abuse continues to grow, staying informed and proactive is key to ensuring the financial security of our seniors. Tune in to this episode of the Real Life Wealth podcast to empower yourself with the tools needed to navigate the digital landscape of financial security for your loved ones and yourself.


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