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Some financial tasks take a long time, so we put off doing them until they become bigger in our minds than they are in reality. However, in one hour, you can actually get a lot of good stuff done. Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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Consider the numbers: 10,000 people who worked and saved for 40 years are turning 65 every day. It’s a perfect storm: a combination of large sums of money plus aging seniors. Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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The surest way to make sure the wealth you’ve created never makes it past the next generation, is to keep it a secret, or fail to convey values of service and philanthropy to your children and grandchildren Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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Unless you are like those older couples, where one dies shortly after the other, chances are you will be spending a certain amount of time in your later years, as a widow or widower. Will you be ready? Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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For those who are willing to live far from family, retirement overseas allows for a fulfilling lifestyle with a touch of adventure, less expensive healthcare costs and an affordable price tag. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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Despite gains in the workplace and the political arena, women continue to lag behind men, when it comes to financial and investment understanding. What can be done? Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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Start by making a list of pros and cons. Will you sell to a family member? Sell to a key employee? Or just close the whole thing down? Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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You hate the idea of dying. We do too. However, we bet what you hate even more is the idea of your husband’s ex-wife inheriting millions in insurance proceeds, because he never updated his beneficiary designations. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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The liability on student loans varies with the type of loan. There are different rules for loans from the federal government and loans made by traditional banks. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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Second marriages have been called a triumph of hope over experience. Those entering marriage for the second time, need to make decisions that they may not thought twice about the first time around. Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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This situation is occurring more and more often, and it can be a little startling. However, there are a few ways to approach this problem. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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These companies promoted themselves as selling estate planning services. However, what they were really doing, was using strong-arm sales techniques to sell inappropriate investments to seniors. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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An 80-year old woman charged with taking money from a man with Alzheimer’s disease, will not be charged with elder exploitation, because the law is not clear enough. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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Unmarried, with no children, you still need to have a will. Think of it as a way to make your parents proud of you—and spare them the further pain of what happens, when no will is in place. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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Most of us will need some kind of long-term care during our lives. Accepting this as a possibility and planning for the expense, is a wise way to protect your retirement. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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If you’re in your 50s or 60s, things may be looking good. Your nest egg is growing, the kids are out of college and your life is moving into pre-retirement years. Now is the time to make that big push to make the most of your earnings, before it’s time to relax. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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Bold face names seem to attract estate problems, especially when there’s a lot of money involved. Many of these issues surround incapacity, providing why a Power of Attorney is so important. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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If the first thing parents learned about estate planning, was that it is a way to protect their children from being raised by their rebellious brother, chances are good that every parent would rush to have their estate plan done. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to save, or already enjoying being retired, there are common mistakes that people make that put their retirement nest eggs at risk. Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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The phrase is heard so often, that we can repeat it without much prompting: “early withdrawal penalties may apply.” But sometimes, the penalties are worth it, and other times, penalties don’t actually apply. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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If you marry again in your 50s or 60s, you need to be aware of how your new marital status will impact your Social Security benefits. If your benefits are based on your late spouse’s considerably higher earnings, you might see a drop in your benefits, if you remarry. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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We’ve all done it—reached into our handbag or into a pocket for a wallet that isn’t there. Was it stolen, did we leave it on a checkout counter or in a taxi? Did a pickpocket get it? Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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An Employee Stock Purchase Plan, or ESPP, allows employees to purchase stock in their company for a discounted price. Just don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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By now, the dorms are filled, and a new fall semester is underway. However, you can still take care of these often-overlooked details for your college student. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC
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We like to think money doesn’t matter when it comes to the ones we love, but if an elderly parent should need skilled nursing care and has no resources, the family will need to know what’s coming next. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Massih Law, LLC