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7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. But Medicare Advantage has problems, too.
May 4, 2022
Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2022 Tax Year
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Tax Changes and Key Amounts for the 2022 Tax Year

Americans are facing a long list of tax changes for the 2022 tax year. Smart taxpayers will start planning for them now.
April 29, 2022
2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year
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2021 Tax Returns: What's New on the 1040 Form This Year

If you're a last-minute filer, familiarize yourself with potential changes for your 2021 tax return before tackling your 1040.
April 14, 2022
Start the Elder Care Conversation
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Start the Elder Care Conversation

Many people don't have a plan set where an elderly parent will go. Do you?
March 28, 2022
How to Handle an Increase in Your Long-Term Care Premiums
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How to Handle an Increase in Your Long-Term Care Premiums

The cost of long-term care insurance keeps rising, and if your premiums are becoming unaffordable you should know that you have options. Here are five…
December 27, 2021

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5 Steps to Getting Help From a Home Care Agency
Caregiving

5 Steps to Getting Help From a Home Care Agency

A home health aide who helps provide nonmedical care to a loved one can be a great way to provide some relief to a caregiver.
December 9, 2021
Tips for Making Caregiving an Easier 24/7 Labor of Love
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Tips for Making Caregiving an Easier 24/7 Labor of Love

Caregivers are America's invisible helpers, often giving up everything to care for an ailing family member. But there are ways to lighten that burden.…
December 9, 2021
When Paying for Long-Term Care, You’ve Only Got 4 Options
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When Paying for Long-Term Care, You’ve Only Got 4 Options

They all have pros and cons, so which option is best for you? Don’t wait until you need care to think it through.
November 30, 2021
Important Planning Considerations: Insurance & Long-Term Care
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Important Planning Considerations: Insurance & Long-Term Care

Your retirement plan isn’t complete until you’ve looked into getting the insurance you need, including life insurance, disability insurance and a plan…
November 19, 2021
Is Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance Right for You?
Long-Term Care Insurance

Is Hybrid Long-Term Care Insurance Right for You?

If you hate the idea of paying for long-term care insurance you may never use, a hybrid policy could be for you. The money you paid in premiums doesn’…
October 28, 2021
Is Your Retirement Plan Missing an Essential Piece?
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Is Your Retirement Plan Missing an Essential Piece?

Long-term care is a major risk that many financial advisers just aren’t talking about with their clients. Here’s why and some creative options for you…
September 11, 2021
The Long-Term Care Conundrum
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The Long-Term Care Conundrum

The costs of long-term care are tough to bear, so what is the best way for you to go about planning for them? Answering these two questions is a good …
August 22, 2021
Crucial Steps in the Search for the Right Nursing Home
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Crucial Steps in the Search for the Right Nursing Home

Finding a skilled nursing facility or nursing home after a hospital stay can be daunting. Follow these steps and tips to make the process easier.
August 18, 2021
Plan Now for Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Insurance

Plan Now for Long-Term Care

You could buy insurance to finance future costs, but policies are pricey. Here’s how to decide whether you need coverage.
July 28, 2021
A Woman’s Guide to Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care Insurance

A Woman’s Guide to Long-Term Care

Who needs long-term care insurance … and who might be able to do without it?
July 11, 2021
Long-Term Care Insurance – To Buy or Not to Buy?
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Long-Term Care Insurance – To Buy or Not to Buy?

Should you buy long-term care insurance or save up to self-insure? There are many trade-offs to consider. And, surprise: It doesn’t have to be one or …
May 27, 2021
The Odds Say Long-Term Care May Be in Your Future: Are You Prepared?
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The Odds Say Long-Term Care May Be in Your Future: Are You Prepared?

There are options other than long-term care insurance, so it’s a good idea to examine your options sooner rather than later.
May 11, 2021
Deduct Expenses for Long-Term Care on Your Tax Return
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Deduct Expenses for Long-Term Care on Your Tax Return

The IRS allows some limited tax breaks on medical expenses and insurance premiums related to long-term care.
March 23, 2021
A COVID Storm Hits Senior Living
Coronavirus and Your Money

A COVID Storm Hits Senior Living

The pandemic has created significant challenges for all types of senior living communities. Because of that, it's more important than ever to review a…
March 3, 2021
Caught in the Middle: How Young Parents Can Plan for Long-term Care
Long-Term Care Insurance

Caught in the Middle: How Young Parents Can Plan for Long-term Care

One family’s story shows how important long-term care plans are … and how whole life insurance with a long-term care rider can help.
October 29, 2020
Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home
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Insurance for Long-Term Care at Home

In the wake of COVID-wracked nursing homes, increasingly more people are looking at options to age in place with long-term care insurance.
September 17, 2020
Medicare Basics: 11 Things You Need to Know
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Medicare Basics: 11 Things You Need to Know

There's Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and so on. We sort out the confusion about signing up for Medicare --…
September 16, 2020
When Elder Care Requires Legal Advice
Caregiving

When Elder Care Requires Legal Advice

Consult an elder care lawyer preemptively to avoid making a panicked phone call in the moment.
September 15, 2020
Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges
Caregiving

Sandwich Generation Faces Caregiving Challenges

The sandwich generation has it tough in the best of times. The pandemic has made it even tougher.
August 26, 2020
Don’t Be a ‘Helicopter Child’ in Retirement
Caregiving

Don’t Be a ‘Helicopter Child’ in Retirement

Signs and signals you're hovering over your aging parents and infantilizing them.
August 26, 2020
Even in Good Times, a ‘Silent Stalker’ Can Raid Your Retirement Plan
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Even in Good Times, a ‘Silent Stalker’ Can Raid Your Retirement Plan

Chances are you or your spouse will need long-term care at some point … and it isn’t cheap. A look at the options reveals one interesting possibility:…
July 14, 2020