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The Ideal Amount of Sleep for Women

Sleeping is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health and well being. The amount of sleep you get is particularly crucial if you are a woman - new studies indicate the traditional recommendation of eight hours is not enough. If you are a...

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Is the Medical Field Prepared for Massive Outages?

The electronic infrastructure that powers our digital lives, including seniors aging in place, in retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and in nursing homes is a service often taken for granted. Everything is fine while devices, enterprise servers, and...

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Long-Term Planning, Part 2, Funding Your Options

Long-Term Care Planning, Part 2 Your Funding Options The first part of planning for long-term care is realizing that, a) most of us will need this kind of care for at least some time before we die and b) the cost of this care can be financially devastating for a...

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How to Choose the Right Agent for Your Incapacity Plan

A common misconception is that estate planning equates to death planning.  But planning for what happens after you die is only one piece of the estate planning puzzle.  It is just as important to make a plan for what happens if you become mentally incapacitated. What...

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Long-Term Care Planning, Part 1 A Central Requirement

Health care has been the topic of discussion lately, but the greatest threat to your financial health is long-term care. This is the kind of care you need if you are not able to perform normal daily activities (such as eating, dressing, bathing and toileting) without...

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VALUES, VISONS AND A PLAN

Many people believe that estate planning is only for people who are particularly wealthy, have elaborate schemes in mind for passing their money to their heirs, or for people who are acutely ill and contemplating their death. This could not be farther from the truth!...

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Special Needs Planning – Special Needs Trust

A Special Needs Trust is a trust that can supplement the needs of a special needs beneficiary while allowing the beneficiary to maintain his or her governmental benefits, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security and Medicaid. With medical...

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How to Leave Assets to Adult Children

When considering how to leave assets to adult children, the first step is to decide how much each one should receive. Most parents want to treat their children fairly, but this doesn’t necessarily mean they should receive equal shares of the estate. For example, it...

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8 Estate Planning Things to Do Before You Travel

Before any trip, most of us create a “to-do list” of things we have put off and want to take care of before we leave. Here is a checklist of estate planning things to do before you take your next trip. Taking care of these will help you travel with peace of mind,...

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10 Things To Do Before the End of This Year

The end of the year will be here before we know it. But there is still time to meet some major estate planning goals. Here are ten things to do before the end of 2012. 1. Have your estate planning done. Set the end of the year as your deadline to finally get this...

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Estate Planning for Women

While estate planning is important for everyone, women especially need to understand estate planning and have a plan of their own in place. Here are some issues that are of particular interest to women and their estate planning. Incapacity. Because women, on average,...

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The Advisory Team Approach to Estate Planning

Estate planning is not simply the documents prepared by an attorney, nor is it the insurance and financial plan recommended by a financial advisor. Properly done, estate planning encompasses at least the legal and financial elements, but it may include more, as estate...

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No Super Committee Action: Now What?

No Super Committee Action: Now What? Now that the so-called 'super committee' failed to agree on spending cuts and/or revenue gains to reduce the deficit, what's next? What does this mean for the estate and gift tax law? Under the law that created the super committee,...

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