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Why Should I Take Ginger?

 November 25, 2021 |
Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research.
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How Much can You Inherit and Not Pay Taxes?

Unless you spend your winters in Aspen and your summers in the Hamptons, you probably don’t have to worry about paying federal estate taxes on an inheritance. In 2021, the federal estate tax doesn’t kick in unless an estate exceeds $11.7 million.
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Will Gift to Heir Be a Benefit or Burden?

 November 23, 2021 |
One of the biggest conundrums of estate planning is considering how, or even if, you can give money or property to your heirs in a manner that will help them.
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Filing as a Surviving Spouse: 5 things you need to know

About 1.5 million Americans become widows and widowers in a normal year, but the pandemic has boosted that significantly. The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University estimates that about 380,000 of more than 700,000 people in the U.S. who have died from Covid were married.
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Can You Reduce Dementia Risk?

 November 19, 2021 |
There are 6.2 million people living with Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. alone, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the country. That's roughly 1 in 9 people over age 65. That number is estimated to go up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, these stats mean that many of us likely know someone with dementia or Alzheimer's and may even have a family history of cognitive-related conditions.
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How Does Power of Attorney Work?

 November 18, 2021 |
For many families with elderly people or engaged in estate planning, power of attorney is essential, especially if the elderly person’s mental abilities are compromised. Having someone who can take care of legal and financial matters can make this part of life far easier. However, power of attorney is a sweeping grant of authority.
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Transfer Your House To Your Children?

In a nutshell, it might be better for your mom to put the home in a living trust that allows her to control the home while she is alive and allows you to inherit the home through the trust upon her death.
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What are the Biggest Blunders You Can Make in Retirement

 November 16, 2021 |
You’ve done your homework, and now you’ve got this retirement stuff all figured out. Savings socked away. Debts paid off. A plan in place to transition from work to leisure. However, some retirement mistakes operate under the radar.
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What Is the Social Security Increase for 2022?

 November 15, 2021 |
A large 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment is coming to Social Security beneficiaries in 2022. That means the average monthly retirement benefit will go up by $92 per month. Exactly how much more money you will see may depend on the amount of Medicare Part B premiums.
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What Is the Probate Process?

 November 12, 2021 |
The probate process gets a bad reputation, but it’s the reality many families will face. It is a process that can function well for some small estates.
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Union, NJ 07083

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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