Discuss Your Plan with Family
19 Jul

Discuss Your Plan with Family

When developing your estate plan, it is important to include your loved ones, especially if they will be beneficiaries or trustees. Discussing this sensitive subject can reveal your family’s level of comfortability when left in charge of your assets. Many people are hesitant to begin the conversatio...

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Pre-Planning with Disabled Children
19 Jul

Pre-Planning with Disabled Children

A solid estate plan is necessary for everyone, but parents with disabled children should consider it even more crucial. Do you have a plan in place regarding how your child will be cared for? Without proper planning, a child who is unable to live independently may be at serious risk for injury or le...

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Support Groups Can Help
19 Jul

Support Groups Can Help

The loss of a loved one can cripple the lives of family members, friends, and acquaintances. It is an experience that can cause great ranges in emotions and may even leave you feeling alone and without anyone to talk to.  We all need sources of strength in times of great adversity, and that’s exactl...

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Creating Advance Directives
19 Jul

Creating Advance Directives

You’ve heard advance directives mentioned on TV medical dramas or on the news. But what are they and how should you use them?  Advance directives are legally binding agreements that determine end-of-life processes and include living wills and medical powers of attorney. It is important to note that ...

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Choosing a Hospice Provider
12 Jul

Choosing a Hospice Provider

The decision to enter hospice care is sometimes wrought with pain, guilt, and fear of the unknown. Choosing a hospice provider to facilitate end-of-life care for a family member or loved one can be an overwhelming decision. The National Association for Home Care and Hospice has compiled a free resou...

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Plan Your Estate Carefully
12 Jul

Plan Your Estate Carefully

Developing an estate plan can be the most important aspect of your end-of-life planning process. A solid estate plan can help eliminate the chance for family fights when it comes to dispersing your property, money, and possessions. You’ll need to consider many things when creating an estate pl...

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Pre-Plan Your Funeral
05 Jul

Pre-Plan Your Funeral

Planning your funeral doesn’t have to wait until sudden sickness sets in. Many people, in fact, start planning their funerals decades in advance. A little work ahead of time can help lessen the financial burden that can accompany a funeral. Being prepared can also take the stress off family members ...

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The Basics of Medicaid
21 Jun

The Basics of Medicaid

Medicaid, which became law in 1965, is an insurance program that is managed by the federal government.  It is statewide and was established using a set of regulations, policies and federal statutes. Medicaid covers individuals with low incomes, children and pregnant women. At present, mental health,...

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Making Plans: New Parents
14 Jun

Making Plans: New Parents

Parents with a baby born in 2012 will spend an average of $217,000 to raise their little bundle of joy.  These latest statistics reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) don’t even include the cost of college, which can quickly rack up tens of thousands per year in tuition cost...

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