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How to Select a Health Care Proxy

  • January 20, 2020

You’ll need a brave soul with a backbone to make the hard, sometimes unpopular decisions on your behalf, if you become incapacitated. Designating a health care proxy is like picking a guardian for your children, only it’s for yourself. Who…

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Medicaid Work Rules Blocked by Federal Judge

  • January 17, 2020

A state law that imposed work requirements on low-income Medicaid recipients in Arkansas and Kentucky was struck down by a federal judge, who noted that the requirements are counter to the mission of the program goal: to provide health care…

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Property

Avoid These Risks in Property Co-Ownership

  • January 15, 2020

Although owning a property with family may let you pass on the asset without going through probate, there are several risks, including taxes, creditor exposure, and loss of control. So when dealing with property, it is important to consider these…

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Start Your Estate Planning Today

  • January 10, 2020

There’s really no reason not to have an estate plan, and no reason not to keep it up to date. However, if you are responsible for a family and a home, it becomes even more important to do. If you…

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Retiring Poor

Increasing Number of Americans Retiring Poor

  • January 8, 2020

Well managed money brings with it a freedom of lifestyle in retirement. Sadly, reports say that less than 5 percent of Americans will be financially free by the age of 65. Changes in the U.S. economy coupled with increased health…

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An Era Passes with the Death of Lee Radziwill

  • January 8, 2020

Lee Radziwill, sister to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, was a member of the international jet set known for her fashion, style and social life. However, her estate also reflected her life and pedigree. Lee and her sister Jaqueline led lives…

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Do You Know If an Online Will is Going to Work?

  • January 6, 2020

One of the many problems presented by online wills, is that you won’t know if they will be deemed valid by the court until you are gone, leaving your loved ones to grapple with the results. Without the knowledge and…

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How Life Insurance Works as Part of An Estate Plan

  • January 3, 2020

When a breadwinner dies prematurely, the family loses financial stability. A well-thought out risk management plan can protect the family and cover major expenses, like mortgage payments or college costs. The biggest reason to have an estate plan is to…

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