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Nelson Elder Care Law
Woodstock and Marietta, GA
I help seniors to protect their hard-earned life savings as they age.
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After you sign and file your elder law estate plan, there is still more to do. You should review the plan at least once every three years. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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If you die without a will, it can lead to conflict between your surviving loved ones, as they try to figure out how best to divide up your personal belongings and finances. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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These 10 states impose the lowest taxes on retirees, according to Kiplinger's 2018 analysis of state taxes. All of them exempt Social Security benefits from state taxes. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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We spend decades dreaming of the day when life won’t be dictated by alarm clocks, commute times, meeting schedules and office politics. Then reality sets in: Retirement can be kind of a drag. There may be 20-plus years of it ahead of you. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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When most people hear the term “estate planning,” they think of a will. Although planning your estate does involve making a will, it also involves a few other key details. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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All of these retirement planning sins can set you back from achieving important goals. If you have a nagging feeling that you could be doing a better job of retirement planning, check out these seven offenses and learn how to get back on track. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Are you ready for retirement? There are steps you should take to ensure you’re able to live the life you desire, once it’s time to pass the management reins to the next generation. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Despite a permanently reduced monthly benefit, here's why more workers could opt to take their payout as early as age 62. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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While clients often focus on the market, goals and portfolio performance, it never hurts to make sure estate planning items are correct, particularly heading into the new year. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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It’s one of the most important conversations that none of us want to have. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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While a retirement wish list might include roaming the world or pursuing a luxurious hobby, the daily realities of paying off a mortgage or funding a child’s education can make it tough to save. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Dying without a will basically means that you give up having control over who gets your property after your death and who will be the guardian of your minor children. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Your will may provide how the estate should be distributed, if one of the legatees dies before you. If not, you can change your will to reflect how you want the estate divided, after the loss of your child. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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In 2019, you can save up to $3,500 in a health savings account, if you have self-only health insurance coverage. The limit goes up to $7,000 for family plans. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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So, your friend or relative who tells you they don’t have to pay any income tax on their Social Security may be correct—for themselves. But that may not be true for you. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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It is really an epidemic of people going after our most frail and fragile citizens. They can convince them they won the lottery and they haven’t bought a ticket. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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The knowledge required to effectively manage financial assets in the accumulation phase is not sufficient to carry clients through the remaining stages. What follows is the knowledge needed to give your clients the greatest chance of achieving life and financial goals, as they pass through the various other stages. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Last fall, after the Equifax breach, Jim Borland, acting deputy commissioner for communications at the Social Security Administration wrote a blog post on the agency website headlined ‘Protecting Your Social Security.’ Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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A ‘power of attorney’ (POA) is the document that a person signs to give another person the legal authority to act on his/her behalf. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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According to the Tax Policy Center, in 2018 only 1,890 estates in the U.S.–a drastic reduction from prior years–were estimated to be subject to the estate tax. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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One of the purposes of probate is to determine who receives the property of the decedent. If the account is jointly owned, we already know that the surviving joint owner owns the property at the time of death. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Sunday will mark the third anniversary of Prince’s death from an opioid overdose at the age of 57. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Let’s talk about death. Specifically – have you planned what will happen after yours? Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Telling an elderly parent that they need to stop driving and taking away their car keys, is one of the most difficult things adult children have to do. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law
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Many people do not create an estate plan or do not consider all of the ramifications of their actions. This may be because they never get around to doing it, or they don’t believe their estate is big enough to require a plan. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at Nelson Elder Care Law