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Frugal Tips for Aging Well

Your senior years should not be plagued with money woes. The stress that money problems bring not only ruins your aging experience but can also be disastrous to your health. Rising health care costs and your increased need for health…

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Dementia Seen as Significant Health Challenge

Somewhere in the world, every three seconds, someone is being diagnosed with dementia. Dementia is a catchall phrase that refers to many types of neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative diseases bring about the onset of dementia including but not limited to: Alzheimer’s…

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Technology Adoption Rises Among Seniors

Technology is providing seniors with a multitude of applications to improve their health, lifestyle, safety, and entertainment. While the younger generations may think these older Americans are the equivalent of technology dinosaurs, the truth is mid-life, and older Americans are…

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Guarding Your Child’s Inheritance

Estate planning for the future inheritance of your children and grandchildren should include protective measures to keep assets from disappearing or being claimed by a creditor.  A simple way to achieve inheritance protection is through a trust. A trust can…

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ABLE Accounts are New Investment Opportunities

Previously, disabled people could only get government benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid if they had very little money, or if their access to property was tightly confined by restrictive trusts. Federal legislation now permits disabled people to…

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COVID-19 Scams

Beware of Scams Related to COVID-19

It is lamentable that criminals come out of the woodwork whenever people are vulnerable or in need, and nobody needs reminding, these days, how many of us are in precisely that condition. The opportunities to exploit fear and need are…

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How to Steer Clear of Probate Court

Many people have been told that it is important for people to “avoid probate.” But just because people may have heard that term, doesn’t mean they know exactly what probate means, why it can be a problem or how to…

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What is a Guardianship and How Do You Avoid It?

Whenever someone, a principal, loses their own mental capacity to be able to act in their own best interests, and agent may be able to step in to continue taking care of the principal as the principal would if they…

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Considerations for Your Health Care Power of Attorney

During this COVID-19 pandemic, a difficult question especially demands an answer: if you or a loved one is taken down into life-threatening illness, how far would you want extreme life-prolonging measures to be tried? For those of us who are…

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Understand the Risks of Medicaid and Gift Giving

Many seniors enjoy being generous to their children by gifting them monetarily. In certain circumstances, however, there is a real concern that people who may be in need of long-term nursing care in the near future should not give gifts.…

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