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Costs of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Rise in Latest Survey

A couple who are both age 60 and who purchase new long-term care insurance coverage can expect to pay between 6 and 9 percent more compared to a year ago according to the 2017 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index.

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Things to Remember at Tax Time

Tax day is fast approaching and you want to make sure you're taking advantage of all the deductions you're entitled to.

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Banks Refuse to Honor a Durable Power of Attorney Because of a Small Name Problem.

Banks Refuse to Honor a Durable Power of Attorney Because of a Small Name Problem. A Durable Power of Attorney (“POA”) can be a useful tool in estate planning.  In a POA, a person termed the “principal” gives legal authority to a different… Read More
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Watch Out for Mistakes in the List of Doctors Covered by Your Medicare Advantage Plan

Medicare Advantage plans are a popular alternative to regular Medicare because the plans often offer lower out-of-pocket costs, but buyers need to make sure they know what they are paying for.

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Preventing a Will Contest

It may be impossible to prevent relatives from fighting over your will entirely, but there are steps you can take to try to minimize squabbles and ensure your intentions are carried out.

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New Medicare Rule Encourages Doctors to Test for Alzheimer's Disease and Offer Care Planning

A new Medicare rule will promote earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Medicare will now reimburse primary care doctors who conduct an Alzheimer's evaluation and offer information about care planning to elderly patients with cognitive impairme… Read More

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How to Deduct Long-Term Care Premiums From Your Income

Taxpayers with long-term care insurance policies can deduct some of their premiums from their income. Whether you can use the deduction requires comparing your medical expenses to your income in a complicated formula.

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The Estate of Philip Seymour Hoffman

  The Estate of Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman was a talented actor who left an impressive body of work when he died in February 2014 at the age of 46.  His cause of death was an accidental drug overdose.  He left an estate of appr… Read More
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What Aging Parents Expect of their Adult Children

  What Aging Parents Expect of their Adult Children When does the role of adult child change to include caregiver? Longtime family dynamics can impact how the boundaries between adult children and their parents become blurred. When do adult childre… Read More
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Is It Better to Remarry or Just Live Together?

Finding love later in life may be unexpected and exciting, but should it lead to marriage?

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