Why You Shouldn’t Walk into the Medicaid Office Alone

Maybe someone you love is not in good health. Perhaps that’s your spouse, or your parent, or another loved one. If they will need nursing home care, beware of the dangers of filing a Medicaid application yourself without any idea of how the Medicaid rules work. I’ve written before about how Medicaid’s hidden pitfalls [...]

2020-05-27T15:30:46-04:00April 8th, 2020|Elder Law, Insurance|

How to Cope & Live with Alzheimer’s

In 2020, millions of people will receive the shattering news of an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis. Every week I share critical information and guide people through the aging process, and Alzheimer’s disease is something that comes up frequently for families. While this is never something you want to experience, [...]

2019-12-16T15:55:20-05:00December 16th, 2019|Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, Elder Law|

Leaving an Inheritance… It’s More Than Just Money

When it comes to leaving an inheritance to loved ones, many boomers and seniors automatically think of leaving cash, real estate, business interests, and life insurance proceeds to family. But for those who find themselves devastated after the loss of a loved one, often intangible assets carry the most value [...]

2019-09-05T12:27:19-04:00September 5th, 2019|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

The New Tax Law

Time to review your estate plan - Under the new tax law, very few estates will pay federal estate tax. But that doesn’t mean you should cross estate planning off your to-do list. Even though you probably won’t need to worry about estate taxes, you still need to understand [...]

2020-02-14T16:44:12-05:00January 14th, 2019|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

Bogus Sweepstakes and Lotteries

How can you tell legitimate contests from bogus sweepstakes and lotteries? AARP’s Money Newsletter suggests the following five ways. 1. It’s a scam if you have to pay anything to enter or collect winnings. 2. Scammers request that fees be paid via wire transfers or prepaid debit cards which are hard to trace. 3. If you did not enter a [...]

2019-01-02T17:48:10-05:00October 14th, 2016|Elder Law, News & Information|
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