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The Complex Modern Family Requires a New Planning Model, Book Argues

A new book suggests that planning for elder care and a loved one's death are especially important for today's complex modern families.

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Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren

Here are some issues grandparents should consider before making gifts to grandchildren or other family members.

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Is It Better to Remarry or Just Live Together?

Finding love later in life may be unexpected and exciting, but should it lead to marriage?

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Why Not Just Use an Off-the-Shelf Power of Attorney Form?

A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have.

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Be Aware of the Dangers of Joint Accounts

While joint accounts can be useful in certain circumstances, they can have dire consequences if not used properly...

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How Likely Are You to Need Long-Term Care?

Planning for retirement and deciding whether to buy long-term care insurance would be a lot easier if you knew your odds of needing long-term care, as well as at what age and for how long.

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What a Good Long-Term Care Policy Should Include

As nursing home and long-term care costs continue to rise, the Deficit Reduction Act has made it more difficult to qualify for Med...

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What Is a Miller Trust?

In some states (called "income cap" states), Medicaid applicants who have excess income can qualify for Medicaid only if they put the excess in a special trust, called a "Miller" trust or a "Qualified Income Trust.

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