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The Importance of Planning for a Long-Term Illness

Most people who embark on creating an estate plan do so for two reasons: to ensure the financial resources are available for a comfortable retirement, and to secure the financial future of their ...
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Top 10 Asset Protection Planning Tips

Over the past several decades, expanding theories of liability and the great proliferation of litigation have given increased emphasis to asset protection planning. Potential liability is now a major ...
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How to Choose a Trustworthy Trustee

If you are leaving real estate or other assets to your heirs using a trust, one of the most important decisions you will make is the person you choose to act as trustee. That person will be ...
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10 Ways to Fatten Your Retirement Account

It’s no secret that millions of Americans’ retirement savings took a wallop during the last recession, and many pre-retirees are still scrambling to catch up. Here are some ways to help ...
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These Asset Protection Strategies Can Help You Protect Your Wealth

People with substantial assets, and those who are about to receive them, are wise to look for ways to protect those assets. Here are several asset protections strategies that can help you preserve ...
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Escalating Costs in Retirement: What to Plan For

Hopefully you have met with your Florida estate planning attorney to plot out a comprehensive retirement plan; if not, here are some things you need to plan for: Health insurance – Even if ...
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7 Red Flags That Signal When a Senior Needs Help With Finances

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors die with some form of dementia. As baby boomers age, the prevalence of dementia is only increasing with time – in another 35 ...
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How Married Couples Can Maximize Social Security Benefits

For married couples where both spouses have a work record and will be entitled to receive Social Security retirement benefits, there are some strategies that will help you maximize your benefits for ...
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What to Do When a Loved One is Hospitalized

If you or a loved one is hospitalized or incapacitated and unable to make your own medical decisions, it is critical that your family knows where to find your advance medical directive. Here are some ...
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How to Keep Your Kids From Ruining Your Retirement

They call it the “boomer boomerang” – adult children of retiring baby boomers who continue to rely on their parents for their financial needs. Unfortunately, continuing to support ...
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Protecting Assets When Your Family is Far From Traditional

The Rockwell portrait of the American family gathered around the holiday table has changed a lot in the last 50 years. Today, “traditional” families often consist of a stepparent, ...
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5 Steps to Get Ready for Retirement

Some people put more effort into planning their annual vacations than their retirement, which certainly lasts much longer than any vacation. If retirement is on your horizon, here are five steps you ...
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Common Misunderstandings About IRAs

Even the savviest saver may fall victim to some of the common misconceptions about IRAs. Arming yourself with the proper knowledge about how IRAs work will ensure you can protect and grow your ...
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3 Reasons to Hire a Probate Attorney

If you are an executor of an estate, you hopefully take the job seriously enough to want to do the best possible thing – and to ensure that all your actions are in accordance with Florida law. ...
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7 Ways to Regain Control of Your Retirement

If you feel like you’ve lost control of your retirement before you even started it, you are not alone. Here are 7 ways you can regain control of your retirement: 1. Have a plan. You need to know ...
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9 Good Reasons to Conduct a Trust Review

If you have a revocable trust, when is the last time you reviewed it to make sure it still meets your goals and complies with current law? If it has been a few years, then it’s time to conduct a ...
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Answers to Common Estate Planning Questions

Estate planning – especially when a business is involved – is seldom simple, but there are a few things you should know that will make you feel a little more educated. Ask your estate ...
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Ask Yourself These 4 Questions Before You Loan Money to Family

Research shows that boomers are getting squeezed from both ends — 93 percent have provided financial support to their adult children, and almost 60 percent have helped aging parents financially. ...
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Retirement Planning for One

Much has been written about estate planning for married couples entering their retirement years, but single people need retirement planning just as much if not more. Currently, 55 percent of women ...
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5 Most Common Retirement Expenses Often Overlooked

If you are planning to retire soon, you are likely concerned about what expenses you should budget for in retirement. After all, one of the most common fears about hitting retirement age is that you ...
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What You Need to Know Before You Move for Retirement

Unlike the generations before them, boomers often view retirement as a fresh start rather than a time to sit back and relax. Many plan to move to a new locale, but before you go, be sure you ask ...
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Preparing for Retirement: A Checklist

Having gone through the last recession where savings often had to be tapped prior to retirement -- and with few years left to make up what has been lost -- boomers are rightly concerned about ...
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6 Retirement Planning Steps for Boomers

Planning for retirement is a highly individualized process, since the things you want to accomplish in retirement are very much dependent on your financial status and personal wants and needs. But ...
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How to Get the Maximum Benefit from Your 401(k)

Research shows that most Americans who have access to a 401(k) plan still fail to contribute, which is just another way to leaving money on the table. Investing in a 401(k) is one of the easiest ways ...
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The 5 Estate Planning Documents Seniors Need for Protection

As we enter our “golden” years, it is more important than ever to have the proper legal protections in place to safeguard our finances and our personal health, and to protect the financial ...
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