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Pre-Paid Funeral Plans: Buyer Beware

Funerals rank among the most expensive purchases many consumers will ever make.A traditional funeral costs about $...

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The Different Ways Lawyers Can Charge for Their Work

Lawyers’ fees vary greatly and their systems of charging fees vary as well.  

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Things to Remember at Tax Time

Tax day is fast approaching and you want to make sure you're taking advantage of all the deductions you're entitled to.

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A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents -- and Ourselves

The often wrenching transition to caring for aging parents is one that many children will face.

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Dr. Robert Butler, Trailblazing Advocate for the Elderly, Dies at 83

All who are elderly or who someday will be are the beneficiaries of Dr. Butler's life and work ...

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Court Rules That Aunt Who Helped Nephew Buy Home in Exchange for the Promise of a Place to Live Has a Case

Often seniors will make deals with other members of their family to secure their care or living arrangements ...

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Getting Funeral Pricing Information Is Difficult, Survey Shows

If you've lost a loved one, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time researching funeral homes to find the best prices...

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Do Surviving Spouses Have a Right to a 401(k) or an IRA?

When choosing a beneficiary for a retirement plan, it is important to understand how your spouse will be treated under the plan...

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