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What Is Asset Protection Planning?

Asset protection planning is about protecting your assets from creditors -- and it is not just for the super-wealthy...

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Dealing with a Deceased Loved One's Debt Collectors

The last thing anyone wants after the death of a family member is calls from debt collectors dunning the loved one's estate.

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Do Frequent Flier Miles Expire When You Do?

Accumulated frequent flier miles can be valuable assets, but what happens to those miles after somene dies?  Can a spouse or other heirs inherit them, or do the miles simply evaporate like a contrail?

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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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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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