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Which Medicare Option is Right for You?

As a senior, you know that every year you need to spend some time looking at next year’s Medicare D drug plans. Not only do you have the ability to change plans every year, but the companies that offer the … Continue reading

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How to Minimize Your Taxes

Who likes paying taxes? No one! Below are some ways you may be able to minimize or avoid taxes: REAL ESTATE TAXES Abatements. You may already be aware of the senior and veterans abatements, but did you know that you … Continue reading

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You’re Single. Does Your Estate Plan (Still) Work?

If you’ve been single all your life, you’ve had a lot of time to worry about protecting yourself and your assets while you are alive and making sure they go to the right people after you die. Occasionally, though, that … Continue reading

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Nursing Home Alternatives During COVID-19

What is the alternative to being in a nursing home? That question is top of mind for many seniors now due to the high risk factors of the coronavirus, and the fact that the disease has become widespread within nursing … Continue reading

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The Impact of COVID-19: We Are in This Together

In these columns, I generally try to provide legal tips and advice regarding how you, as seniors, can plan to make your life easier and to be prepared for life’s inevitable emergencies. Well, here we are. We are all living … Continue reading

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Upcoming Legal Clinic

Below is a listing for my upcoming elder law legal clinic.  Contact your local Council on Aging for more information and to register. If you miss a program, you may always watch them on your local cable access station or on … Continue reading

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The Circuit Breaker Tax Credit: A Reason to Possibly Look Forward to Filing Your Tax Return

It is tax season again. You may be dreading it, or figuring you can ignore it because your income is low enough, especially if most of your income comes from Social Security. But, here is a reason to look forward … Continue reading

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Does Your Power of Attorney Do What You Need it to Do?

Oftentimes at my elder law seminars I ask guests if they have a Durable Power of Attorney. Most people raise their hands. A Power of Attorney is needed to authorize someone to handle all your financial and legal affairs if … Continue reading

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Make a New Year’s Resolution: Follow Frank and Mary

Frank and Mary are the fictional couple to whom I refer in my elder law seminars. They have the same questions and concerns you and your loved ones have. They also have the same interest you have in making your … Continue reading

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This Season, Give Something Special and Ask for Something Special in Return

Every year around this time I like to remind people of some basic rules of giving: Gift Tax There is a cap (this year the number is $15,000) on the amount you may give to any one person in one … Continue reading

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