Long-Reviled Military ‘Widow’s Tax’ Is Finally Being Phased Out

A controversial policy that reduces the benefits of military spouses is on the way out. The so-called “widow’s tax” cuts assistance to surviving military spouses who qualify for benefits under two different military benefit programs.

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Caregiver Contracts: How to Pay a Family Member for Care

Although many people are willing to voluntarily care for a parent or loved one without any promise of compensation, entering into a caregiver contract with a family member can have many benefits. 

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Five Topics to Discuss With Your Spouse Before You Retire

You may have a vision for your retirement, but does your spouse share that vision? Spouses often disagree about many key retirement details, so it is important to work together to come up with a plan you both can accept.

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Doctors Increasingly Urge Americans to Create Living Wills

Despite CDC guidelines, face mask requirements, and lockdowns, COVID-19 continues to spread aggressively in America. Doctors are seeing patients in all age groups suffer from horrible complications, and they are urging them to create living wills and other documents that will help them provide better care.   Living wills and powers of attorney for healthcare

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Deciding Between a Trust and a Will During the Pandemic

Knowing what will become of your assets and making the grieving process easier on your loved ones will give you peace of mind during a time of uncertainty. If you’re considering whether to draft a will or establish a trust during the pandemic, each option has benefits and potential setbacks. Depending on your assets and