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New Rules Provide Protections for Retirement Savings

The Department of Labor has issued new rules intended to prevent financial advisors from steering their clients to bad investments by requiring advisers to act in the best interests of their clients.

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Four Steps to Take Right After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it is important to start planning immediately.

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As My Father's Agent Under a Power of Attorney, Can I Add My Son's Name to His Life Insurance Policy?

I have dual power of attorney for my father. At this time there is no beneficiary on one of his life insurance policies and I want to add my son's name as beneficiary. This is what my father would have wanted. Can I do this?

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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. Unfortunately, funeral homes do not make it easy to figure out how much a funeral will cost.

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Avoiding Pitfalls When Forced to Start Breaking Your Retirement Piggy Bank

The oldest of the 75 million baby boomers have begun turning 70 in 2016. If you are among them, the IRS will likely be expecting you to start cashing out your tax-advantaged retirement savings that you may have spent decades building up.  

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Will an Increase in Income Make a Nursing Home Resident Ineligible for Medicaid?

If a married couple is on Medicaid and one passes away, causing the survivor's assets to exceed the $2,000 limit (because the survivor begins receiving an increased Social Security benefit), will the survivor lose Medicaid eligibility?

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Are Family Members Entitled to a Copy of the Will When a Loved One Dies?

Do the family of the deceased have the right to be present at a will reading? And are they allowed to receive a copy of the new will that leaves everything to one person in the family instead of divided among the whole family?

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What Is the Statute of Limitations to Pay Medicaid from a Special Needs Trust?

With a special needs trust that requires Medicaid to be paid back following the beneficiary’s death, what is the statute of limitations for that repayment? If Medicaid has not asked to be paid back, when can the proceeds be distributed?

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