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What the Sequester's Cuts Will Mean for Seniors

As a consequence of congressional gridlock, $85 billion in automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are starting to take effect. 

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New Guides Help Those Appointed to Manage Someone Else's Money

Have you been officially asked to manage someone else's money?

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Nursing Home Residents May Keep $250 Stimulus Payment

The $250 stimulus payment for Social Security beneficiaries is not considered income to nursing home residents on Medicaid ...

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How to Reverse Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes

What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on your premiums and then your income changes...

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Man Who Dressed as His Elderly Mother to Regain Her Home Gets 13 Years

A 51-year-old man has been sentenced to at least 13 years in prison for impersonating his deceased mother ... 

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Book Review: Everyday Law for Seniors

Seniors confront many issues that require a basic understanding of   the law.

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Federal Court Rules That Gay Widow Is Entitled to Estate Tax Refund

Finding that the Defense of Marriage Act's denial of equal benefits to same-sex couples violates the Constitution, a federal court...

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Second Marriages and Life Insurance

As second marriages become more and more common, beneficiary designations become more complicated.

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