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RMD’s Return This Year, More RMD Changes On Horizon
January 13, 2021

Many of the rules governing retirement accounts have changed over the last few years. Now, more changes have arrived or are on the way. Required Minimum Distributions Return In 2021 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, passed in…

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Medicare B Premiums Can Give Sticker Shock to High Earning Seniors
December 29, 2020

Medicare Part B covers doctors’ fees. The basic Medicare Part B monthly premium will be $148.50 in January 2021. However, many high-earning seniors do not realize that their Medicare Part B premiums will be higher than that – in some…

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Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits Increase 12/1/2020
December 27, 2020

Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits can help certain elderly and disabled veterans with the cost of long-term care, whether that care is provided at home, in a nursing home, or in an assisted living arrangement. Veterans must require assistance with…

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COVID Vaccine Arrives At Long-Term Care Residences: What You Need To Know
December 22, 2020

The much-anticipated Coronavirus vaccine has arrived. It is now rolling out to Florida’s nursing homes and assisted living residences. Some residents are already receiving inoculations. Long-term care facilities in Florida and around the country have been prioritized, having been hit…

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What Happens If You Die Without An Estate Plan? The Family of Zappos Founder Anthony Hsieh Is Finding Out
December 20, 2020

Tony Hsieh, founder of online shoe retailer Zappos, died the day after Thanksgiving at age 46. He died without an estate plan.  His life, marked by enormous business success and wealth, was marred by drug addiction and mental illness. His…

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Coronavirus: Rules For Visiting Loved Ones In Nursing Homes Over The Holidays
December 1, 2020

Some of us have already paid a long-delayed visit to a loved one residing in a Florida nursing home during the pandemic. Others will visit, or take a loved one on an outing, during the upcoming holidays. Below is an…

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Estate Planning Tips From The Extraordinary Life and Death of Steve Bing
December 1, 2020

Movie financier Steve Bing died June 22, 2020 when he threw himself off the 27th floor balcony of his Los Angeles apartment building. He was 55. Bing’s life was one of wealth and celebrity, vastly different from the lives most…

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Federal Estate Tax: How It May Impact You and Your Family
November 27, 2020

The federal estate and gift tax has long been the cause of confusion, due in part to frequent changes in the law over the past decades. Whether you have an estate plan in place or are just embarking on your…

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Long-Term Care Insurance Can Safeguard Assets, and Premiums May Be Tax Deductible
November 13, 2020

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance reports that as of January 1, 2020,  7.5 million Americans have some form of long-term care insurance. If you are thinking about purchasing a long-term care insurance policy, you should take into consideration…

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Elder Abuse Not Always Easy To Spot: The Art Dealer And The Deli Owner
October 29, 2020

How can you protect yourself from exploitation and financial abuse if you become incapacitated?  These crimes can be hard to spot. After all, perpetrators go to great lengths to present themselves as helpers, not hustlers. Fortunately there are steps you…

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