Talk about going out on top: Daniel Day-Lewis announces his retirement. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject,” his spokeswoman said in a statement to Variety. Day-Lewis, 60, has had an enviable career and appears to be retiring at the top of his game. He won three best-actor Oscars, one for “My Left Foot,” another for “There Will Be Blood” and the third for “Lincoln.” He earned two other Academy Award nominations for “Gangs of New York” and “In the Name of the Father.” He’s known for his method acting, inhabiting a role completely while working on a project. For example, while shooting “Lincoln,” he spoke in Abraham Lincoln’s voice even when the cameras were off; for “Last of the Mohicans” he learned to build a canoe and skin animals; and for “The Boxer” he learned to box, according to a 2012 New York Times profile. Has anyone checked to make sure Daniel Day-Lewis isn't preparing to play the role of an actor who retired as the best actor alive? — David S. (@AE_DavidS) June 20, 2017 His last film will be “Phantom Thread,” which takes place in the 1950s in the world of London fashion and is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It will be released Christmas day. Day-Lewis has a reported net worth of $50 million, according to Celebritynetworth.com, which puts him well ahead of most people when it comes to financial security in retirement.
A trusting nature can get older people in a lot of trouble when it comes to finances.
Elder abuse comes in many forms, but financial abuse was the second most common around the world, according to a recent study of people 60 and older supported by the World Health Organization and published in the journal Lancet Global Health: 6.8% who were financially abused, just behind the 11.6% said they were psychologically abused and followed by 4.2% who were neglected, 2.6% who were physically abused and 0.9% who were sexually abused.
Older people can be the victim of numerous types of financial crimes, such as someone they know using their money without permission, forging their signature, scamming them with fabricated stories or coercing them to sign a deed, will or other important documents. Sometimes family members and friends are the ones to commit the crimes, other times it’s complete strangers familiar (or not) with their situation.
“Once the money is gone, it’s almost impossible to get it back,” said Todd Minear, a financial adviser and founder of Open Road Wealth Management in Kansas City, Mo.
Here are ways to protect against financial elder abuse:
Go beyond reviewing bank and investment accounts
The elderly, their loved ones and financial advisers can skim bank and investment accounts or credit card statements to see if something is wrong, or missing entirely, but they should also question certain transactions. In some cases, their credit cards may have been used without permission, such as a relative using it to subscribe to magazines or watch on-demand movies, but other times…