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Starting Your Estate Plan Doesn't Have to Be Difficult

It is understandable that the idea of putting together an “Estate Plan” sounds very formal, time consuming and overwhelming. There can be a lot of unfamiliar documents and concepts ...
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Keep Your Estate Plan Up To Date

Many times, once we put our estate plan in place, we tend to check it off our “To Do” list and then don’t think about it anymore. It is a completed task in our minds. Except that, an ...
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Making Senior Wishes Come True

A few weeks ago, The Washington Post featured a story on an organization called the Twilight Wish Foundation. The Twilight Wish Foundation helps seniors to experience their lifelong dreams. The ...
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Census Results Show Graying of America Trend

The 2010 census results show that the over 65 age group grew 15.1 percent over the past 10 years. The increase was even more dramatic in some of the over 65 subgroups. For instance, the age 65-69 ...
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It is OK to Ask For Help

When our family is involved, we seem to think that we should inherently know what to do to help them. It doesn’t matter if they need assistance in an area that we don’t have any experience ...
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National Memory Screening Day

November 15, 2011 is National Memory Screening Day. National Memory Screening Day was established in 2003 by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America “as part of its mission to provide ...
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Costs of Long-Term Care Rise Again

The results of the annual MetLife survey of long-term care costs have recently been released ( ...
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It Takes a Village...

In exchange for an annual membership fee, a Village provides and coordinates services, such as transportation, home repairs and grocery shopping, to its members. According to the article, “there ...
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When Tomorrow Finally Comes...

We all know we should do it. We have heard the stories of disappointment and despair from families whose loved one didn’t do it. When asked, we whole heartedly express the love and concern for ...
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National Estate Planning Awareness Week

This week, October 17-23, 2011, is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. National Estate Planning Awareness Week was created in 2008 at the urging of the National Association of Estate Planners and ...
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Estate Planning - Is it an Expense or an Investment?

You open the mail and there is the bill for the homeowner’s insurance. The house is still standing and hasn’t been destroyed by termites, fire or a hurricane so the bill to pay for ...
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October Is Special Needs Law Month

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated October as Special Needs Law Month. Many people with disabilities need specialized legal assistance because they depend on government ...
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Yes, It Can Happen To You (Not Just Your Neighbor)

It is understandable that none of us want to think about being incapacitated one day. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be independent and able to take care of ourselves for our whole life. ...
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VA Benefits Can Help With Long-Term Care Costs

Many wartime veterans may be eligible for financial help with long-term care costs and not even know it. That is because many wartime veterans don’t realize that even if they didn’t suffer ...
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National Assisted Living Week

The week of September 11-17, 2011 has been designated as National Assisted Living Week by the National Center for Assisted Living (“NCAL”). NCAL has been celebrating National Assisted ...
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Making Charities a Part of Your Estate Plan

Most people have a cause or charity that is close to their hearts and are happy to donate their time or money to the charity. Most charities are very grateful for the support because they are ...
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If I Am Single, Do I Still Need to Put Together an Estate Plan?

Many single people, especially those who do not have children, wonder if they need an estate plan. The answer is Yes! Without an estate plan, your assets will be distributed according to your ...
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You Think I Should Preplan My Own Funeral?

Wow – that is a hard task to get motivated to accomplish. We all know we are going to die, but acknowledging it through preplanning your own funeral can be a really difficult task. Why would you ...
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Don't Let Your College Bound Kids Leave Home Without These

What are these “must have” items that need to be included on your child’s college preparation checklist? A healthcare surrogate, a HIPAA personal representative designation and a ...
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When Mom, Dad or Aunt Sue Need to Move

When aging in place is no longer an option for your older loved one, selling their house and moving to either a smaller house or a senior community is often the next step for them. But, selling a ...
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Plan Ahead When Making a Gift to Your Special Needs Family Members

If you have a family member with special needs, you already know how vitally important monthly payments from the Social Security SSI program and medical coverage through Medicaid can be to their well ...
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Hospice Can Help Patients and Family Members of All Ages

I recently attended a presentation regarding services available through my local hospice and was surprised to hear that they provide services to patients and families of children who are facing ...
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Don't Forget Your Pets

When people think of estate planning, they think of providing for their family members and maybe some close friends who feel like family, but oftentimes they overlook some of their most vulnerable ...
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July is Sandwich Generation Month

For those of you who aren’t already juggling the demands of the sandwich generation lifestyle and therefore may not be familiar with the term, the sandwich generation refers to the adult child ...
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Estate Planning Isn't Just About What Happens When You Die

When clients meet with me to talk about designing their estate plan, they are sometimes surprised that we start with discussions about what happens while they are still alive. Isn’t an estate ...
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