More and more transactions are done digitally, but estate planning has lagged behind technology. That may be changing, though. Even before the coronavirus pandemic made social distancing necessary, electronic wills were gaining legitimacy.
Many people incorrectly believe that if they are single, they don’t need a will or other estate planning documents.
Were you aware that many parents use 529 savings plans as a way to let their child’s college funds grow tax-free? These plans, however, may not be just for parents, and they do not have to be used by a specific beneficiary. There are potentially huge benefits to using your 529 savings plan as …
If a charitable cause is near to your heart, it may be likely that you will donate time and money during your lifetime. Giving while you are living also comes with the benefit of a charitable tax deduction. Although this may be what many people focus on when making donations, there are many other ways …
If you plan to move states, can you take your Medicare or Medicaid plans with you? The answer depends on whether you have original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Medicaid.
The coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect on the current U.S. economy, and it may have a detrimental effect on Social Security’s long-term financial situation.
Choosing a nursing home for a loved one is a difficult decision and it can only be made more confusing by the various rating systems. A recent study found that using both Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare site and user reviews can help with the decision making.
Reverse mortgages make it possible for house-rich but cash-poor elders to use their housing equity to pay for home care while they remain in the home, or to use the money for anything else.
With the stock market soaring and diving and the news in 2020 overtaken by Covid-19, a presidential election, and natural disasters nationwide, estate planning may be the furthest thing from your mind. But now may actually be a great time to plan for the future. Here are some things to consider: The annual gift …
While the internet makes our lives more convenient, it also adds new complications. For example, what happens to all our online data and assets if we become disabled or die?