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Long-Term Care Insurance and Medicaid Planning

While in large part people who purchase long-term care insurance and those who plan to qualify for Medicaid coverage of long-term care costs fall into separate groups, there are at least two situations where they overlap.

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The Benefits of Fixed Annuities

If you are looking for a steady stream of income in retirement, an immediate fixed annuity may be the answer...

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How Can Promissory Notes Be Used in Medicaid Planning?

Promissory notes can be a valuable tool in Medicaid planning, as illustrated by a recent federal district court case.

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Beware "Living Trust" Scams

Around this time of year, unscrupulous companies step up their efforts to market costly living trusts to older Ameri...

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Court Rules Surviving Spouses of Reverse Mortgage Holders Cannot Lose Homes

A federal court has ruled that banks can’t foreclose on surviving spouses of reverse mortgage holders when the spouses can’t pay off the mortgage. 

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5 Questions to Ask Before Making Gifts for Medicaid or Tax Planning

Many seniors consider transferring assets for estate and long-term care planning purposes, or just to help out children and grandchildren.

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Always Put Caregiver Contracts in Writing

When hiring a caregiver, it is important to put the contract in writing.If you don't it can affect your Medicaid benefits.

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Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Are Getting Younger, Which May Not Be a Good Thing

The age of reverse mortgage borrowers is dropping, according to a new study by MetLife...

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