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What is Sundowner's Syndrome?

You may have heard the term “sundowning” or “sundowner’s syndrome” in connection with patients who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. If you are a caregiver for someone with dementia, you may be f… Read More
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The Top Four Money Mistakes College Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)

College is a time of learning and exploration—and traditionally, living on very little money. That makes it all the more important for college students to preserve the resources they do have. Unfortunately, it can be easy for college students to ge… Read More
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Categories: Finances

Top Three Things You Can Do to Protect Your Unmarried Partner

Plenty of people live together in committed relationships without getting married. The reasons vary widely. Some people say they “don’t need a piece of paper” to feel married, and that may be true. But whatever your reason for not marrying, the… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Ten Considerations When Choosing a Guardian For Your Children

Like many people, you may be considering updating  your estate plan in order to provide security for your children. Yet one of the most difficult parts of estate planning can be choosing a guardian for them. When you first begin the process, you may… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning

Are “Sole Benefit” Trusts Countable Assets for Medicaid?

Having to put a spouse in a nursing home can be devastating enough. Worrying about whether you will have enough assets left to provide for yourself after paying for your spouse’s care adds another layer of worry and stress to an already difficult s… Read More
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Categories: Medicaid Planning

The Top Ten Scams Targeting Seniors in 2019

Older adults have always been a popular target for con artists and scammers. They tend to be well-mannered, hesitant to shut the door in someone’s face or hang up the phone on a persistent caller. And there is a reason that those trying to part sen… Read More
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Five Really Major Dangers of Required Minimum Distributions

If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you are probably familiar with the term Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Most people know they have to take RMDs starting at a given age, but they may be a little fuzzy on the details—and that… Read More
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Categories: Finances, Tax Planning

The Medicaid Child Caretaker Exception

As you age, there’s an increasing chance that you may need long-term care in a nursing home or other facility. When you do, there’s also a chance you may need the help of Medicaid to pay for it; most people can’t afford to bear the high cost of… Read More
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Should You Convert Your IRA to a Roth?

Prior to 2010, only taxpayers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $100,000 had the ability to convert their non-deductible or deductible Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) to a Roth IRA. In 2010, however, Congress extended that option… Read More
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Categories: Finances

Elder Law Month 2019

It’s May! The snow has finally melted away, spring has well and truly sprung, and, of course, it’s National Elder Law Month. We don’t mark Elder Law Month with pageants and parades, but we do mark it—and we hope you will, too. As always, a br… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

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