When a senior’s health begins to decline, there are a number of financial resources available to assist him or her with paying for the cost of care. One of those resources is the VA Special Monthly Pension. Veterans benefits can provide services and financial assistance to veterans and thei…
For more than a century, Labor Day has been celebrated as a tribute to American workers. The holiday was created in 1894 by an act of Congress in response to widespread labor strikes and general public discontent over harsh labor conditions of the late 19th century.
Although most people understand they must prepare an estate plan at some point in their lives, they do not know where to begin. The thought of meeting with an attorney or financial advisor might be intimidating and the process might appear overwhelming. Preparing your estate plan does not h…
A good estate plan includes both lifetime documents and after death documents. The plan should appoint individuals to make financial and medical decisions for you during your lifetime and also should appoint individuals to manage your estate after you die.
When we bring up the topic of estate planning with our loved ones, we often think first – and sometimes only – of the last will and testament.
The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, often referred to simply as the ABLE Act, was enacted Decemeber 2014 by the U.S. Congress. It offers significant improvements on how individuals with disabilities can use and accumulate income and assets to enable them to have a higher quality of life.
One of the most powerful ways to accomplish estate planning goals is through trust planning. Although there are numerous types of trusts used for various purposes, the two types most commonly used are the revocable trust and the irrevocable trust.
Independence Day might invoke a lot of festive memories. We think of cookouts and bonfires, watching fireworks with family members and perhaps even attending a parade. Independence Day is a celebration of the birthday of our country and a reminder of the freedom our forefathers fought to…
One of the greatest concerns seniors express about entering a nursing facility is they will lose their home. This is a valid concern. Most unmarried nursing home residents will be forced to sell their home and to use the proceeds from the sale to pay the nursing facility. However, there are …
There is little question that as we age, we become more at-risk for scams and abuse. Seniors, especially those who are dependent upon other people, are socially isolated or have limited mobility, are too often the victims of both financial exploitation and abuse.
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