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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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Study Finds That the Need for Long-Term Care Insurance May Be Overstated

A new study by Boston College's Center for Retirement Research indicates that purchasing long-term care insurance makes financial sense for fewer individuals than was previously believed. 

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Medicare Premium Rise Lower Than Expected

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced the 2013 Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances ...

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Elder Law Attorneys to Present Free Webinar on What to Expect from Trump and the New Congress

Four nationally known elder law attorneys will present a free webinar on the new legislative and legal landscape followiing the election of President Trump and identify planning and other steps older Americans can take to preserve quality of health care and quality of life.

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Amy Winehouse's Death Illustrates the Importance of a Will

Amy Winehouse had many ups and downs during her short life, but it appears she had the foresight to leave behind an ...

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