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December 7, 2019

In truth, there are some strategies for qualifying for Medicaid that use gifting, but you should never trigger a penalty period without first having a plan in place.

October 26, 2019

The Electronic Wills Act represents the first step in an attempt to modernize the practice by which individuals execute their wills.

April 5, 2019

"Delay or denial can mean that entire life savings get wiped out paying for nursing homes."

March 29, 2019

Every senior has a unique set of circumstances, and the best way to develop a plan is to consult with an elder law attorney.

August 3, 2018

When the time comes to execute the documents needed to allow a family member to take over the decisions of an elderly person, it is often too late because the elderly person no longer has capacity to sign the documents.

July 27, 2018

If closely monitored medical supervision is not necessary for an aging senior, assisted living is usually the best choice. However, you still need to have a good strategy to pay for it.

July 20, 2018

For women, securing enough retirement income can be a daunting proposition. Generally speaking, women face two significant hurdles to overcome to achieve a comfortable flow of retirement income: increased longevity and decreased earning power.

Women have a longer life e...

June 22, 2018

A Gallup poll recently found that 74% of US adults plan to work in some form or another past the age of 65. Some will work out of necessity to earn more money because of increased longevity, health care costs, and reduced Social Security payouts, while others will leav...