How Will the Aging Middle Class Afford Long Term Care?

How Will the Aging Middle Class Afford Long Term Care?

As we age, the simple things we once took for granted become more difficult — and more expensive. That’s a truth all of us know. What you may not realize is that the aging middle class will face unique difficulties going forward. The private market offers...
Protect Seniors with a Living Trust

Protect Seniors with a Living Trust

It’s an unfortunate truth that seniors can be prime targets for financial abuse and scams. Sadly, the elderly are often taken advantage of by strangers — and sometimes even their own family members. That’s why it’s important that planning is in place to help seniors...
Long Term Care: When an Inheritance is Not a Good Thing

Long Term Care: When an Inheritance is Not a Good Thing

Consider the situation where your spouse is living in a nursing home because he or she has advanced Parkinson’s Disease. Your spouse is currently receiving Medicaid benefits to pay for the high cost of that care. If you were to pass before your spouse, you wouldn’t...
Understanding Your Life Insurance Options

Understanding Your Life Insurance Options

Recent events are causing many of us think about our mortality and how we can make sure our loved ones are taken care of, especially if we die unexpectedly. Life insurance can be an affordable way to provide for our children, a spouse, a sibling, aging parents, and...
Why You Should Understand Estate Planning

Why You Should Understand Estate Planning

Many people consider estate planning to be the domain of the very wealthy, however, in the eyes of the law, an estate is simply the aggregate of property an individual owns, and most everyone owns something. Property ownership includes individual as well as jointly...
Who Should Manage Your Financial Well Being?

Who Should Manage Your Financial Well Being?

Who should you trust to manage your well being when you are no longer able to do so? A power of attorney (POA), otherwise known as an agent to your principal, has the legal authority to represent and make decisions on your behalf. What characteristics should you look...