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What Should You Know Before Starting Social Security?

Since you began working, Social Security has recorded your reported earnings under your name and Social Security number. Social Security updates your record each time your employer (or you, if you're self-employed) report your earnings. Your earnings determine your benefit amount.
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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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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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Infrared Light Treatment Helps Dementia Patients

 November 11, 2021 |
Zapping the brain with infrared light could boost dementia patients’ memory and muscle control, a study claims.
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Caring for My Aging Parent?

As a large portion of the U.S. population grows older and life expectancy continues to increase, many caregivers in their 40s and 50s are finding themselves a part of the “sandwich” generation, or those who are often caring for both their children and their aging parents.
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Difference between a Trust and a Will?

No one relishes the thought of the day they pass away and leave all their worldly possessions behind. However, it’s a certainty that no one can avoid. Thankfully, you have options for planning for what happens to your estate, including a will or a family trust.
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Should I ask my parents about their finances?

There are now more than 70 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. However, millions of adult children may not be prepared to make important decisions about their parents’ future if necessary, because of a lack of knowledge about their parents’ finances.
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Should I Give My Children Access to My Bank Account?

Would your loved ones have necessary access to your bank accounts after you die to help carry out your last wishes and handle arrangements?
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Should you agree to be an Executor of an Estate?

Usually when asked to be the executor of a family member’s estate, the person feels honored and trusted. It’s a big responsibility, since the executor will be carrying out a person’s final wishes.
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MEDICAID PAYS FOR NURSING HOME

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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Law Firm of Benjamin Eckman
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1767 Morris Ave., Suite 314
Union, NJ 07083

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73 Mt. View Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470
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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Union, NJ 07083

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Hackensack, NJ 07601

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