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5 Things to Include in an Estate Plan

March 1st, 2018 ()

Things to Include in an Estate Plan   Estate planning is important for people of all ages, but as we age, the need for planning becomes even more critical. Many people avoid estate planning, because they do not want to think about the end of life, failing health or disability. Others believe that an estate […]

Lady Bird Deed – 3 Things You Should Know

February 27th, 2018 ()

A Lady Bird Deed is a wonder of elder law. It gives a senior or couple the power to stay in control of their property, keep it in their name their entire lifetime, and give it directly to a named individual upon their passing. This property transfer happens automatically (outside of probate) where Medicaid Liens […]

WHAT THE NEW TAX BILL MEANS FOR YOU

February 26th, 2018 ()

Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December of 2017 which is aimed at cutting taxes for corporations and all Americans. While the bulk of the legislation went into effect January 2018, most taxpayers will not see much of a difference in their taxes until 2019, when they file their 2018 taxes. However, […]

Aging is a Success Story

January 28th, 2018 ()

Aging is the sign of a successful life. After all, when you think about the alternative to aging your perspective about getting older shifts. You should start seeking self-sufficiency for your retirement years well before the age of sixty-five. But, even if you have not done so, don’t shun the planning stages. You need to […]

Facts about Veterans Benefits for Veterans and their Families

January 21st, 2018 ()

The term “Veterans Benefits” is somewhat misleading. Only a percentage of the people covered by VA benefits served formerly in the Armed Forces. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides vocational rehabilitation, health care, employment services, pensions and more to both active and former service members, as well as their spouses, widows, parents and children.   […]

Memory Care Innovations

January 14th, 2018 ()

Within the next 20 years, the need for memory care housing options will become more necessary than ever. In 2016 alone, more than 2.5 million Baby Boomers turned 70 years old, the youngest boomers hitting age 52. With advancing age comes an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. Recent estimates state that the […]

Changes to Social Security in 2018

January 6th, 2018 ()

There is good news! Social Security payments will increase by 2% in 2018. The bad news? It’s not enough to keep up with inflation. Many senior citizens will be happy to learn that the amount of money they will receive in their social security checks will increase two percent in 2018. This averages about $27.38 […]

Veterans Benefits: Aid and Attendance

January 2nd, 2018 ()

Many veterans and their spouses are eligible but do not apply for the benefit. Aid and Attendance is for veterans, spouse of a veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran needing day-to-day care to get paid a monthly benefit. The term applies to individuals needing the aid and attendance of another person to help with daily […]

The New Elder Law Report: Find the right spot for your loved one!

June 10th, 2017 ()

Welcome to the elder law report, I’m Greg McIntyre, the elder law guy and I have my usual support team with me today, Hayden Soloway and Taylor Shelton, and our special guest is Billy Peeler who is with Mike House Senior Consulting Services. This is an awesome business organization that helps and guides seniors and […]

The New Elder Law Report: Winn the Game: Avoid losing it all.

June 3rd, 2017 ()

I’m Greg McIntyre and this is the elder law report. I have a crowded studio this morning, my special guest is Jason Winn of Winn Insurance and we will be talking about how you can avoid losing it all. If you want to talk about the dream team, you have that with your insurance professional […]

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