Should You Rethink Your Retirement Portfolio?

Kiplinger.com is suggesting it is time to rethink your financial retirement portfolio. You may have built up a significant nest egg in a 401(k) plan, but it does come with serious baggage during your golden years. It is impossible to argue against the early stages of a 401(k) when employers match your contribution to the […]

Financial Options to Pay the High Cost of Assisted Living

Assisted living rent can vary from $2,000 to $5,000 monthly. Depending on what type of care your loved one needs, assisted living can be the most affordable solution when compared to a nursing home ($5,000 to $10,000 or more per month) or long-term in-home care. If closely monitored medical supervision is not necessary for your […]

Plan for the Future with Your Aging Parent

Your parent is getting on in age, but you don’t have a clear idea if there is a plan in place for their care.  It is a difficult topic to broach; no one wants to talk about death and the financial realities that come with aging. Instead of having a proactive conversation early in a […]

The Unique Financial Challenge Faced by the Aging Middle Class

As we age, simple things we took for granted as kids 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 options for assisted living, but at a price too […]

The Success Story in Aging

Your aging is a success story. After all, when you think about the alternative to aging your perspective about getting older shifts. You should start seeking self-sufficiency for your retirement years well before the age of sixty-five. But, even if you have not done so, don’t shun the planning stages. You need to address planning […]

Why You Should Consider a Special Needs Trust for a Disabled Loved One

What is a Special Needs Trust? In general, a trust is created when property or assets are managed by a person or firm for another person’s benefit. The person or entity who manages the trust is known as the trustee and will be responsible for making decisions in the best interest of the person who […]

Steps for When You’ve Been Appointed Guardian of Property

Your grandfather, Steven, can no longer make decisions on his own. A court appoints you to be Steven’s guardian of property, to help Steven manage his money. You become Steven’s “fiduciary.” The law now requires you to act to a high standard of good faith and honesty. There’s a lot of work involved with guardianship, […]

Why You Should Engage in Estate Planning

When it comes to establishing wills and estate plans, older Americans outpace their younger counterparts. Still, a significant number – 19 percent of those over age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, according to survey data – lack any type of estate plan. Although managing these details can seem daunting, and […]

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