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New Law Makes Big Changes to Retirement Plans

December 20, 2019

Congress has passed a spending bill that contains major changes to retirement plans. The bipartisan legislation is designed to provide more incentives to save for retirement, but it may require workers to rethink some of...

Are Americans Confused about Taxing the Rich?

August 23, 2016
A new poll reveals that the majority of Americans agree with eliminating the estate tax, which suggests that they want to lower taxes on the wealthy. The same poll also suggests, however, that the majority of Americans want...

Women Live Longer than Men but Not Healthier

August 19, 2016
A new study reveals that women can still expect to live longer than men on average; however, women suffer from more disabilities in those extra years. For some time, estate planning for older married couples has been based in...

Splitting a Farm to Keep It in the Family

August 17, 2016
Farmers who have more than one child have an estate planning dilemma. The most valuable property they have is almost always the land and the farm equipment. If all of the children are not interested in farming, it can be...

How to Apply for Social Security

August 15, 2016
When to apply for Social Security benefits is an important decision that requires careful consideration, but it is also important to know how to apply. It is very easy to find advice about when you should apply for Social...

Postnuptial Agreements for Estate Planning

August 9, 2016
Americans are familiar with prenuptial agreements that detail how a couple's property will be divided in the event of a divorce or death. In most states spouses can reach similar agreements after they get married. The...

Hospice Director Charged with Murder

August 3, 2016
Hospices are supposed to provide humane end of life care.   Most do.  However, one hospice in Texas shows why we should always be vigilant in protecting against abuse of the elderly. Monica Patterson was the...

New Nursing Home Quality Measurements

August 1, 2016
The federal government has announced six new measurements for its system of comparing the quality of care patients receive at nursing homes. Anyone interested in information about the quality of a nursing home can go to...