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What Is the Best Thing to Do with an Inherited IRA?

 October 12, 2021 | |
Inheriting an IRA from a parent has a unique set of rules you need to know, which will help you make the most of the money you inherit and avoid a tax-time surprise.
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What Happens If You Don’t Name Beneficiaries?

 October 11, 2021
If you’ve had an IRA and a 401(k) for many years, you may occasionally ask yourself some questions: ‘Am I contributing enough?’ ‘Am I still funding these accounts with the right mix of investments for my goals and risk tolerance?
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What’s the Difference between a Conservatorship and a Guardianship?

 October 4, 2021
The conservator is court appointed and may be responsible for financial decisions, such as retirement planning, the purchase or sale of property and the movement of any other financial assets.
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How Do I Stop Heirs from Foolishly Wasting Inheritance?

 October 4, 2021
One of the biggest concerns a trust creator might have is that the beneficiary would squander their inheritance or that the beneficiary’s creditor would attach the inheritance to cover the beneficiary’s debt.
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Will I Live Longer, if I Babysit the Grandchildren?

Looking for an extra incentive to spend some quality time with your grandchildren? Try telling their parents that it could extend your life.
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Here’s Why You Need an Estate Plan

 October 3, 2021
No matter what line of work you are in, estate planning has facets that apply to everyone, and it comes down to documenting wishes and avoiding probate and unnecessary taxes. Too many people put it off, but, in general, the sooner you do it, the better.
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Can You Believe Aging Parents Grow Stubborn and They Know It?

 October 2, 2021
Aging parents grow stubborn, and researchers are uncovering the reasons why.
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Dying without a Will: Who Gets Your Estate?

What happens if you die without a will, or intestate? Who gets your estate? Many people die without executing a Will. I recently completed an estate administration for my client Alvin. Alvin’s wife, Arlene, passed away without a Will. Arlene had two children from a prior marriage, Stuart & Samantha. At the time of Arlene’s […]
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Difficult Decision to Place a Loved Ones in a Nursing Home

 October 1, 2021 |
By Guest Blogger Adena Twersky, MSW, LSW, Director of Admissions at Daughters of Israel It is a difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. There are many factors to consider. Many people ask when it’s time to consider placement of their loved one in a long-term care facility. It’s certainly a […]
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MEDICAID PAYS FOR NURSING HOME

 October 1, 2021 | |
The cost of a stay in a New Jersey nursing home can run anywhere between $125,000.00 and $150,000.00 per year. The primary payer for this is Medicaid. Medicaid, unlike Medicare is a welfare program, which covers the medical needs of New Jersey residents over 65, blind or disabled. The Medicaid program is jointly funded by […]
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