What was meant as the savior of the uninsured and those who cannot afford health insurance, ACA, is in trouble. The trouble is not finding folks who need and want the insurance, it is finding health care providers who will accept the insurance for medical services. A good friend of mine was in need of […]
What is estate planning?
Estate planning is when you make a plan for what will happen to your money and property after you die. For example, you can decide who will get your house, or how your money will be used to help your family.
Learn more about estate planning from our financial advisors below.
Until recently few other options for LTC protection have existed Until recently, there have not been many options to pay for long-term care (LTC) costs. Some people may be fortunate enough to self-fund their care or purchase a traditional long-term care policy from an insurance company. Even then, the cost of the premiums could be […]
Life after the memorial: 9 things every widow MUST do in order to protect her financial well-being Losing a spouse is difficult at any age, but it is particularly devastating for women nearing retirement. Many of these women may have assumed more traditional roles during a marriage, such as the stay-at-home mother or they may […]
What’s in a name? A lot if that name is a beneficiary of your annuity. Your annuity fund has the possibility of becoming a significant financial asset, one that can significantly benefit both you and your heirs in the future. Annuities, along with other financial contracts such as 401(k), life insurance policies, and IRA’s, comprise […]
Americans’ top worries about crime are “having your personal, credit card or financial information stolen by computer hackers” and “being the victim of identity theft” according to a Gallup survey published in late 2017. In a world that is going increasingly digital, we must all adapt, and retirees are no exception. A few years back, […]
As a child, I remember well my mother taking me to the bank in our small town. The bank was more than a place for money; it was a center for a social meeting, a place you would see your friends, a place to visit and grab the latest news. When I explained to my mother […]
In my line of work, I have the unfortunate job to deal with the passing of someone’s spouse, parent, or sibling. I see in these moments of grief I know how, if the details aren’t thought of ahead of time, the pain can be compounded with the frustration of trying to navigate through the messiness […]
Reducing estate tax liability is getting more complicated A very significant thing has recently happened regarding estate taxes. The significance of this chance is far-reaching, the agent that grasps this will be far ahead of the competition. Not only will this rule change make a huge difference is how estates are handled in regards to […]
Physicians are taking the brunt of lowered medical costs reimbursements Increasingly, medical providers are deciding not to handle Medicare patients any longer; instead, they are offering services to those over age 65 with their actual cost of services being billed. The Medicare enrollee has no viable option of asking Medicare for reimbursement and is faced […]