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Most think of long-term care as taking place in nursing homes. However, in actuality, most long term care takes place at home. Changes in the insurance industry might lead to cost-effective ways to address this expense. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Higher fees are coming to high earners, when income thresholds for the highest surcharge tiers drop even further next year. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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You must sign up for Medicare Part B no later than eight months after retirement, or the penalties could be serious. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Deciding when to start taking Social Security payments has to be considered in the total picture of retirement planning. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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How do people manage to find and pay for home health care services? One part of the problem is explored here: funding support. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Congratulations on welcoming a grandchild to the family. A 529 is a great gift, but you need to know how they work and how they might impact your taxes. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Assisted living costs average $42,000 a year for a one-bedroom unit in the U.S. In Massachusetts, the average is considerably higher: $63,600 per year, according to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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There are times when it makes more sense to turn down an inheritance than to welcome it. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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For the month of September, we'll be focusing on issues facing people aged 65 and older – with particular attention to issues around retirement, health benefits and estate planning. 65 is a milestone age for most people as that is the age at which they will become eligible for Medicare.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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As a grandparent, you want to provide your grandchildren with every opportunity. One way to achieve this is with an inherited IRA trust, which could prove to be the perfect wealth accumulation vehicle for your family. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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It’s never too early to help a family member build their own retirement nest egg. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Your first instinct as a parent may be to divide assets equally among children in your estate plan. However, if your family includes a special needs child, that decision could have a negative impact on your child’s future. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Most life insurance companies are quite efficient. However, you will need to ensure you’ve correctly aligned your policy with your estate plan if you want this asset to pass to your kids in the best manner. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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With assets that are contracts, such as life insurance, IRAs or 401(k)s, you have the opportunity to name your beneficiaries on a beneficiary designation form. However, you’ll need to be careful in doing so. If you don’t really want to give your ex or another unintended person the proceeds of your life insurance or 401(k), take the time to review this form. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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New parents are all about making sure that their bundle of joy has everything it needs, but that includes an estate plan with a guardian. It’s one of the most important ways you can take care of your child. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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ing trusts can help you achieve a number of different goals, depending upon how they are drafted. Knowing the fundamentals will help you as you create a plan that will take care of your family. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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New regulations from the Department of Labor may come into play for Americans deciding which type of account is best for their retirement savings, but regardless of any changes in regulation, these types of accounts can be powerful estate planning tools for generational wealth transfer. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Saving for both retirement and putting kids through college sounds impossible, but with planning and commitment, you can make it happen. We’ll look at some of the common opportunities and pitfalls when saving for a child or grandchild’s college education. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Many people put off doing their wills because of the difficulty of deciding on a guardian for their minor children. Any decision is better than not having named a guardian if the worst should happen, but if choosing one is difficult, choosing two might actually make the process easier. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Late summer and early fall are the best times to start planning for year-end financial and estate planning decisions. Instead of waiting until after Thanksgiving, tackle this annual task now. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Far too many parents are stunned to learn that healthcare providers and colleges are by law not permitted to speak with them about their children without the correct documents in place. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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For the month of August, we’ll be channeling that back-to-school feeling and focusing on planning for your kids and grandkids. Take a look at some of the topics we’ll cover this month! Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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Even if you are still working, once you turn 65, you have to navigate your way through an entirely new and complex health care system. While there’s no HR department, there are resources. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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The Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, was created specifically to encourage Americans to save for their retirement. This tax savings tool should be part of everyone’s retirement plan. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group
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When it comes to saving for retirement, saving early and often is one of the best pieces of advice. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Family Estate Planning Law Group