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Identity Theft Primarily Targets Seniors

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received 5.7 million fraud and identity theft reports in 2021. According to The National Council of Identity Theft Protection, cases of fraud are up 70% from 2020. While everyone is at risk for identity theft, senior…

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Long-term Care: Divorce to Pay for it

Imagine that you have been married to the love of your life for 55 years, only for your spouse to be diagnosed with dementia a couple of years ago. Despite your best efforts to provide care, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that…

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Creating a Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust (SNT) must be properly funded, so that certain assets can be designated to the trust. The trustee can then distribute these assets to the disabled individual. Before funding can happen, you must choose the type of…

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How to Prepare Your Parents for Assisted Living

You should consider an assisted living community if your parents are aging and need assistance with daily activities.  Identifying the suitable facility "fit" for your loved one is a journey requiring matching your parents' needs, budget, and lifestyle with desirable…

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The High Costs of Senior Living

Americans are increasingly in need of affordable long-term support services. Premiums for long-term care insurance policies and nursing home bills are exorbitant. The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finds that Americans aged 65 or more have a 70…

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Letters of Intent are Important

Your letter of intent (LOI) is a valuable piece of your estate planning, and although it is informal, it can be a powerful representation of your intentions after you pass away. Everyone knows they need to make a will, but…

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Stay Healthy by Managing Stress

It's a stressful world where we are bombarded with undesirable news, and we also suffer from injuries and illnesses. Chronic pain can be especially stressful. So finding ways to release and cope with pain and stress help people live longer, happier…

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How to Live on a Fixed Disability Income

The income potential of a disabled person can be maximized even though they are limited by a fixed income. Depending on your medical condition, you may face additional costs to meet your unique needs. And your expenses are always higher than…

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Becoming a Successful Family Caregiver

Approximately 17 percent of the U.S. population is a family caregiver, and most are losing sleep, worrying, losing income, and struggling with caregiving tasks while balancing their workload and other family responsibilities. 53 million Americans provide care for older relatives…

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