How Can You Cover the Cost of a Nursing Home If Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s?

Learning that a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is extremely difficult for family members to absorb. Oftentimes, and rightfully so, the initial focus of family members is obtaining the most advanced medical treatment available. Such care, however, can be costly. Furthermore, as the disease progresses, it may continue to impact your loved

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Three Reasons Why You Should Have A Pet Trust In Your Estate Plan

For many people, pets are like members of the family. Perhaps you have wondered what will become of your beloved companion if you become incapacitated and after you pass away? A pet trust could provide the answer. Let’s take a look at three reasons why you may want to consider a pet trust. First, a

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Using Estate Planning to Prepare for Medicaid

Long-term care involves not only a loss of personal autonomy; it also comes at a tremendous financial price. Proper planning can help your family prepare for the financial toll and protect assets for future generations. 

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What You Can’t Do With a Will

While a will is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have, there are things that it won’t cover. A will is just one part of a comprehensive estate plan. 

How Your Estate Is Taxed, or Not

Congress sets the amount that an individual can transfer tax-free either during life or at death. The current estate tax exemption is so high that very few estates will have to pay an estate tax. 

What is Long-Term Care and Who Provides It?

Long-term care is the care you need if you can’t perform daily activities on your own for an extended period of time. There are a number of different ways that this kind of care can be provided. 

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Congress Fixes Some, But Not All, Medicare Enrollment Problems

Tucked into the federal spending bill that passed at the end of December 2020 are some changes aimed at simplifying Medicare enrollment and addressing coverage gaps. But Congress chose not to deal with the biggest problem.

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