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Senior Adults and Identity Theft – How to Protect Against It

March 9th, 2018 ()

Senior adults can be more susceptible to identity theft than others. Identity theft is a crime that is on the rise. It involves a criminal stealing personal identifying information to create a new identity or to steal money from the victim. Senior adults are targeted for a few reasons. One reason is that they often […]

ADVANCED CARE DIRECTIVES: ARE THEY NECESSARY?

March 7th, 2018 ()

Most of us don’t like to think about the possibility of something harmful happening to us or a loved one. Because of this, we rarely think about how to protect ourselves and our loved ones if the worst were to happen. However, just as it is important to buy home insurance to protect your home […]

What to Consider in Retirement Planning

March 2nd, 2018 ()

Most people dream of the day they can retire. The problem is that many do not move beyond dreaming to planning. Planning can be done no matter what your age, but experts encourage people to start as early as possible. Retirement planning can seem like a daunting endeavor for many people as they focus on […]

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 […]

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