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When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

Once you've created an estate plan, it is important to keep it up to date...

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Communicating End-of-Life Wishes Pays Off Where Aggressive Treatment Is the Norm

A new study finds that when medical personnel know what kind of care a patient wants at the end of life, Medicare can be spared ..

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Schiavo Case Underscored Uncertainties in End-of-Life Planning

The long legal battle over the fate of Terri Schiavo cast a much-needed spotlight on the importance of medical direc...

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Online Services Offer Estate Planning for Digital Assets

A small online industry has sprung up to help people pass on the digital keys to their online lives ...

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Key 2014 Dollar Limits for Medicaid Long-Term Care Coverage Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2014 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep and the limit on how much a home can be worth for its owner to still qualify for Medicaid.

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What Is a Trust Protector and When Might You Need One?

Trust protectors -- long popular in offshore trusts set up by high rollers -- are now gaining popularity in trusts established her...

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Giving Your Home to Your Children Can Have Tax Consequences

Many people wonder if it is a good idea to give their home to their children...

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Economists Say That Tightening Medicaid Rules Would Barely Increase Demand for Private Insurance

It is sometimes claimed that reducing the amount of assets an individual can keep while qualifying for Medicaid would increase ..

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