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“Most of us vastly underestimate the percentage of income we’ll need. Here’s how to make sure you get that number right.” Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“My favorite aunt passed away last year, and I inherited $2,500,000 after her probate. The check came last week. It has been a nightmare! I am a pharmacist and know a lot about medicines but very little about managing money.” Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“You have reviewed multiple drafts of your Will, Trust, Living Will and Financial Power of Attorney, attended multiple meetings with your attorney, discussed the final distribution of your assets, selected your Executor and Trustee and finally executed your estate planning documents. So, you must be done, right?” Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“In March 2018, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that by 2030, all baby boomers will be over the age of 65, leading to a unique situation in demographics: 20% of U.S. residents will be at retirement age.” Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Over 30 years ago, researchers and geriatricians identified an “elder orphan” (sometimes called a “solo ager”), as a person aging alone with little support.” Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Are you ready for the end of life? Many of us can resolutely answer “no.” I am not implying preparation for life after death, salvation or eternal darkness—I simply mean forethought in the medical care that you wish to receive in a life-threatening illness or injury.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“As opiate addiction has ravaged our communities, children are often left in the lurch and those trying to help are blocked by red tape.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Even the most carefully constructed estate plan often overlooks a client’s digital assets. A plan is essential, as both state and federal laws can create roadblocks to accessing digital assets.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“The federal government ushered in a slew of progressive programs during the Great Depression with the aim of helping the most downtrodden Americans. Few of these programs have held the progressive banner higher than Social Security.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“High-profile charges of financial exploitation raise troubling questions. Here’s how to protect yourself and your family.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Estate planning myths can make an already complex process, even more complicated.” Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“What would happen to your pet’s if you died tomorrow? Would a friend or relative take them? Are you sure?” Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect, many clients and advisors assumed that their days of worrying about the estate tax were largely over. Not so fast.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“With the trend toward increased remarriages later in life, one spouse may prefer living in their own home of many years with the new spouse.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Losing one's spouse is one of life's most difficult and overwhelming experiences. Claiming Social Security survivor benefits apparently ranks as a close second, based on a frantic phone call I received from a close friend this week.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Women who retire when their husbands do, may be giving up more wealth than they realize.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“For each year in which a bull market persists, workers become likelier to retire. However, those who leave the workforce now—the ninth year of the longest U.S. bull market—are potentially setting themselves up for a tough stretch that could test their portfolio’s long-term resilience.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“According to U.S. Bankruptcy Court data, 819,159 people filed for bankruptcy in 2016. Although that is down 6.9 percent from 2015, Debt.org reports that people 55 and older account for 20% of those filings, a number that has doubled among seniors since 1994.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“The client wanted her surviving spouse to have access to her work email, but her employer shut down the email account following her death.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“What will happen, if you die without leaving a will? It is probably the last thing you want: Instead of you deciding who gets your small business, the government decides.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“While a longer life is a good thing, it will also present challenges – and unfortunately, sometimes financial predators.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“If you are looking to pull cash from your 401(k) plan or traditional IRA without getting hit with a penalty, the IRS will allow you to do it.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Everyone wants to retire with ample savings in their bank account. Plan your retirement, by avoiding these eight common IRA mistakes.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Many of us have experienced the unexpected "telephone call" from a hospital or loved one that a sudden negative medical event has occurred, involving a member of your family.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law
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“Though retirement can be a fulfilling time in people's lives, it can also be a stressful one. This especially holds true, if you fall victim to the following mistakes, so be sure to avoid them at all costs.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Orlando Estate & Elder Law