It’s your hope that you never have to pay for long-term care, but it’s critical that you have a plan in place for doing so. This way, if the time does come, it’s one less thing for you to worry about. You’ll know exactly what you need to do. There are several ways to pay for long-term care, with these options among the most common: Medicaid: If you qualify for Medicaid, it’s typically the best way to pay for long-term care. Remember, Medicare doesn’t pay for long-term care. It’s only … [Read more...] about How Will You Pay for Long-Term Care?
The world is an unusual place. Things you’d never expect to happen sometimes actually do happen. There are natural disasters and unusual phenomenon. It’s important to prepare, not just for the unexpected but the eventual, as well. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Preparing for the Unexpected…and the Eventual
DIY this and DIY that. In today’s day and age, the DIY craze is in full effect. And while this can be fun for some activities, such as home improvement projects, it’s something to steer clear of when estate planning. DIY estate planning sounds like a good idea for many reasons. Not only can it save you time, but you don’t have to consult with an attorney, thus saving yourself money. However, if you go down this path, you could find yourself making mistakes or facing challenges that you … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong with DIY Estate Planning?
Currently, each person can give $11.58 million during life or at death. However, that amount will be cut in half by January 1, 2026. It may go down even sooner. Read on to learn why and how you should use it before you lose it. … [Read more...] about Use the Exclusion or Lose It
Some people are comfortable sharing their entire estate plan with their children. Others would rather keep this private, as they have concerns about these discussions causing more harm than good. When your children are young, you probably won’t think twice about this. They don’t know anything about estate planning and you don’t want to scare them. However, as you and your children age, you may have questions about whether it’s a good idea to discuss your estate plan with them. Here are a … [Read more...] about Should You Tell Your Children About Your Estate Plan?
Powers of Attorney are part of even the simplest estate plan. A Power of Attorney allows your Agent to act for you. There are Powers of Attorney for financial matters and also those for health care. Read on to learn more … [Read more...] about The Basics: Financial Power of Attorney
Powers of Attorney are part of even the simplest estate plan. A Power of Attorney allows your Agent to act for you. There are Powers of Attorney for financial matters and also those for health care. This article concerns the Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives. Read on to learn more … [Read more...] about The Basics: Powers of Attorney for Healthcare
The President’s bout with COVID-19 demonstrates the importance of keeping planning current. A Health Care Power of Attorney appoints someone to make decisions for you if you’re not able to do so for yourself. An Advance Directive expresses your wishes regarding end-of-life decisions. Read on to learn more. … [Read more...] about Staying Current is Especially Important in the Pandemic
For many people, the first thing that comes to mind when discussing estate planning is the creation of a will. While it’s not likely to be the only part of your estate plan, there’s a good chance that it’s a big part of what you do. When creating a will, there’s a mistake you need to avoid: assuming that the only thing you can do is specify who will receive your assets upon your death. Yes, this is one of the primary goals of creating a will, but it’s far from the only detail to … [Read more...] about Remember to Include These Things in Your Will
You owe federal income tax wherever you live. But your overall tax burden can vary dramatically depending on where you live. Read on to learn more. Best Places to Retire: State Taxation … [Read more...] about Best Places to Retire: State Taxation