Planning for a Disabled Child

Planning for a Disabled Child

Estate pre-planning should be an important part of everyone’s financial regimen, but this process becomes even more important when you have a child with disabilities. A lot of factors go into creating a uniquely designed plan, depending on their unique personal challenges and whether they are a mino...

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Social Stress can Speed up Immune System Aging – New Research

Social Stress can Speed up Immune System Aging – New Research

By Eric Klopack, The Conversation As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people’s less effective resp...

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Giving New Life to Others

Giving New Life to Others

We have the option to leave behind more than our personal assets upon death. In fact, you could actually give new life to others through the donation of healthy organs or tissue. This provides an opportunity to broaden your legacy beyond your family and immediate friends, potentially impacting the h...

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Do You Need Extra Insurance?

Do You Need Extra Insurance?

Oftentimes, we think of every detail in advance of our unfortunate demise … except paying for the final ceremony. You may assume that a life-insurance policy covers the cost of a funeral, but that’s not always the case — and these expenses can quickly add up. In November 2021, the National Fun...

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Updating Your Will

Updating Your Will

Wills are designed to be ironclad documents that set forth how you want assets dispersed to loved ones. They take the guesswork — or, in some sad cases, the arguments — out of a critical moment in this very emotional process. But they’re not ironclad at all. In fact, there are several instances in w...

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Getting Your Documents in Order

Getting Your Documents in Order

Building an estate plan requires a clearly marked paper trail so 
that your wishes can be followed. Organizing everything beforehand ensures that these end-of-life allocations are doled out in a timely and fair manner. Here’s what you’ll need. Last Will and Testament Wills are the most well-known of...

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Importance of a Living Trust

Importance of a Living Trust

Most know how critical it is to create a last will and testament when estate pre-planning. Despite its name, however, a will isn’t the final document you need to ensure a smooth transferal of your earthly possessions to the next generation. Here’s a look at how a living trust smooths the way for the...

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Different Care Settings at the End of Life

Different Care Settings at the End of Life

By NIH.gov The three most common places people at the end-of-life die are at home, in a hospital, or in a care facility. While not everyone has the chance to decide where they will die, people who know the end of life is approaching may be able to plan ahead. Several factors may help with […]

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When it’s Time to Leave Home

When it’s Time to Leave Home

The decision about whether your parents should move is often tricky and emotional. Each family will have its own reasons for wanting (or not wanting) to take such a step. One family may decide a move is right because the parents can no longer manage the home. For another family, the need for hands-o...

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