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Hometown Heroes – Veterans Interview Video Links:

March 19th, 2018 (No Comments)

Below are links to the videos of the interviews I conducted over the last several years that found their way into the Hometown Heroes book. I always enjoy putting a face and voice to a name and thought you may as well. Enjoy! Click on the link below to view the video interview. Story 1- […]

Alzheimer’s 101 – Understanding the Basics

March 15th, 2018 (No Comments)

What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is defined as an irreversible, progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. It is the most common form of dementia.   What causes Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a generalized deterioration of the brain. The disease is caused by a combination of factors, […]

3 Points About the New 2018 Tax Law Seniors Should Know:

March 11th, 2018 (No Comments)

 Is Social Security Taxable? Combined Income is not taxable under $25,000. As a general rule, Social Security income is taxable! 15% of your social security benefit is a tax free benefit under the tax rules. However, you could pay a maximum of 85% on your Social Security income depending on your total combined income. Combined […]

Senior Adults and Identity Theft – How to Protect Against It

March 9th, 2018 (No Comments)

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 (No Comments)

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 (No Comments)

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 (No Comments)

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 (No Comments)

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 (No Comments)

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 (No Comments)

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 […]

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