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What to Consider When Choosing a Home Care Provider
When the time comes to choose a home care provider for an aging parent, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. The amount of elder care and senior services is extremely wide-ranging, and you need to make sure you select the type and level of care that best suits...
If You’re Thinking About Downsizing Your Home in Retirement, Avoid These Common Mistakes
Perhaps you have considered selling your current home, buying a smaller one, and using the difference to help fund your retirement. A recent article on Investopedia.com explores this approach and details the mistakes you must avoid. Here are some of the highlights....
Spot Early Signs of Dementia and How to Ensure Their Assets are Protected.
An estate plan is more than just preparing for death, it also provides disability protection through what is called special needs planning. This can help your family be protected if you ever become unable to care for yourself, pay your bills or manage your own...
The Importance of Passing Down Financial Knowledge
Nothing about parenting is easy and yet, with at least most of the skills you need to role model, you have personal experience to draw on. You know a thing or two about communication, the importance of staying active, balanced eating, etc. from your own life...
The Benefits of Putting Your IRA Into a Trust
An IRA Trust can help you control distributions after you pass away and restrict access to beneficiaries who might squander the funds of your IRA. How does an IRA Trust accomplish this? Let’s say your IRA is left directly to your beneficiaries outside of a trust. In...
Where and How to Securely Store an Estate Plan
An estate plan enables you to make sure that your assets are distributed to the people and organizations in the manner you intend after you are gone. Once your estate plan is in place, there are a number of important documents that need to be kept in a safe place but...
The Top 3 Estate Planning Considerations Most People Overlook
According to global experts, the pandemic has irreversibly impacted the world’s population. The whole globe is heading toward a population crisis, and the pandemic has shown no signs of stopping as it continues to mutate into new variants. In such uncertain times,...
Why Do People “Put Off” Estate Planning?
The statistics are rather alarming. In 2005, 50 percent of Americans had a will; today, only 32 percent of us have one. Meanwhile, only one in three Americans over the age of 55 has a durable power of attorney, and a mere 41 percent of this same demographic has...
How to Keep the Relationship Alive While Managing Debt
Keeping a relationship together is about solving problems before they become problems and this applies to everything from pet peeves to financial responsibility. Everyone wants to feel secure in their relationship. This can be challenging when one partner carries...
What Will Happen to Your Digital Estate When You Pass Away?
Even if you are not tech savvy, you likely have a digital “estate” comprised of assets with financial and sentimental value. You probably also have plenty of personal information floating around out there in the digital universe. To protect these assets, and to ensure...
The Next Step: Planning for The Future with Intention
Completing your estate plan is a great first step towards securing peace of mind for your family’s future. It is, however, only a first step. Just because you’ve met with your estate planning attorney and completed your will or established your trust doesn’t mean that...
Funding a Trust: You Have a Trust…Now to Fund It!
A trust is like an Easter basket in that it only really exists when full. Until you fill that wicker frame with chocolate eggs and other goodies, it’s nothing more than, well, a frame. Likewise, until you fund a trust with assets, it’s nothing more than legal...
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