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Customize Your Estate Plan With These Essential Documents

Estate planning and probate issues are often misunderstood. For example, many people believe that estate planning is important only for extremely wealthy people, but that isn't true. You can benefit by taking steps now to plan for retirement, pass property down to heirs and ensure that safeguards are in place to prevent confusion and family ...
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June 18th, 2018|

How An Inheritance Could Impact Special Needs Assistance

You want to do all you can to help your child, who has special needs. You know there are benefits and government aid programs. One key thing to avoid is giving the child assets that may accidentally disqualify him or her. In many cases, experts note that a person with over $2,000 in assets won't ...
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June 17th, 2018|

How Does Life Expectancy in America Compare to Other Countries?

One thing you want to think about when doing long-term care planning is your life expectancy. Of course, things like accidents and disease can cause anyone to pass away well before this age, but it still gives you a reasonable figure when planning financially for a realistic future. In the United States, the life expectancy ...
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June 6th, 2018|

Attitudes Towards Long-Term Care Have Shifted: Why?

Over roughly the last two decades, attitudes about long-term care have changed. One expert noted that the change started around the year 2000. Generally speaking, it's something people think about more now than they have in the past. They're concerned, even worried. They're interested in planning in a way they weren't in previous decades. The ...
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June 4th, 2018|

Don’t Make These 5 Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate planning is critical, and it's far more than just making a will. You also need to think about things like long-term care planning, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and much more. The financial impact of even one small mistake can be huge. With that in mind, here are five mistakes you should try hard to ...
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June 4th, 2018|

Important Benefits For Elderly Veterans

If your parent is suffering from dementia -- or you know an elderly person who is -- you might relate to the story that follows. A woman started looking for an assisted living facility for her mother, who was in an advanced state of dementia. Later, she discovered that her mother qualified for Veterans Administration ...
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June 4th, 2018|

The Importance Of Communication In Estate Planning

You're doing your estate planning, deciding how you're going to pass your assets on to your children. You're picking roles for them, such as naming one the executor of the estate, and deciding what you think is best for their lives moving forward. It may seem obvious to you that you need to talk to ...
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May 30th, 2018|