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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Living Trusts Help Protect Seniors


It’s an unfortunate truth that seniors can be prime targets for financial abuse and scams. Sadly, the elderly are often taken advantage of by strangers — and sometimes even their own family members. That’s why it’s important that planning is in place to help seniors protect themselves and their assets.


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Thursday, July 2, 2020

What You Should Know About Estate Planning

Many people think of estate planning as an objective for the very wealthy, however, in the eyes of the law, an estate is simply the aggregate of property an individual owns, and most everyone owns something.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Why Wealthy Retirees are Cautious on Spending

When the US economy was in a cycle of more than ten years of economic growth, its citizens, even the “wealthy” ones, were worried about running out of cash and scared to spend.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A Power of Attorney Protects Your Right to Vote

Your right to vote is a fundamental basis of what it means to be a citizen – yet you could lose your right if you become a ward in a guardianship.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Senior Safe Act Protecting Elders

The Senior Safe Act is designed to protect our elders from financial abuse from either within a family or support system, or by scam artists preying upon them.
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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Creative Financial Approaches to Affording Long Term Care Services


Long term care insurance was sold aggressively in the 1980s, 90s and thereafter to offset the costs of seniors needing to live in a nursing home, assisted living or needing at home health care.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Keeping Your Home While on Medicaid

Home ownership is the American Dream. People work hard all their lives to own a home, and it is often their most valuable and significant possession. So, when health begins to fail and the need for long-term care arises, we often get this fear-filled question from our clients: will they take away my home?



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Monday, May 18, 2020

What to Ask When Interviewing In-Home Healthcare Services

There is a wide range of home health care services available from daily household tasks to medical care.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

COVID-19 Giving Rise to Telehealth Services

With the use of videoconferencing over mobile devices and remote health technology monitoring, telehealth services can connect patients to much needed healthcare outlets.


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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Speaking with Your Children About Their Inheritance

Many parents are uncomfortable talking to their kids about their wealth.  Talking about how much money or property you have is usually viewed as taboo.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Telehealth Services to Be Covered by Medicare

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it has increased access to Medicare telehealth services. 


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