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Does Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Affect You?

You may feel like you are experiencing early dementia, but it may be something else altogether. Of the 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease, approximately 200,000 are under the age of 65. Known as Early-Onset Alzheimer’s, the disease typically strikes people…

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Your Marital Status Affects Social Security Benefits

Marriage, divorce, or losing a spouse are all emotional experiences, but they are also financial ones. One thing to think about is how marital status changes your social security benefits. Understanding your options in different situations removes the burden of decision-making…

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Comparing Estate Planning and Elder Law

Estate planning and elder law differ from one another as you prepare for the future, both in terms of finances and health needs. Estate planning and elder law also have some similarities. Even though these two types of law are for…

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Wills: How They Work

Wills serve as legal directives regarding who will inherit your property after you die and are an essential component of a comprehensive estate plan. If you die without one (intestate), the state will distribute your assets and property via state…

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Estate Planning for Nontraditional Families

The practice of estate planning is evolving due to changing family structures. As recently as thirty years ago, a traditional family comprised a husband and wife who married young, purchased a home, had children, and worked toward financial stability and…

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How to Avoid Mistakes With Beneficiaries

Most likely, you have a beneficiary, as beneficiary designations are common in retirement accounts, wills, and trusts. A beneficiary is an individual (or legal entity) to receive the proceeds from a financial product or vehicle when the owner passes away.…

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How Life Insurance Is Involved With Estate Planning

At first glance, life insurance may not seem to have any bearing on how assets are distributed in your estate plan. However, life insurance can be an integral, indispensably important part of a well-thought-out estate plan. There are numerous other…

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