Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver During the Holidays

Ways to Say Thank You to a Caregiver During the Holidays

How do you say “thank you” to the caregiver in your life? Whether it’s a home cooked meal, a handwritten note, or a cup of their favorite coffee, taking the steps to ensure your caregiver’s needs are met and that he or she feels appreciated will validate the hard work he or she provides on a regular basis. This is...
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Unexpected Problems with Pay on Death Accounts Part 2: Avoidable Mistakes

Unexpected Problems with Pay on Death Accounts Part 2: Avoidable Mistakes

Unfortunately, there is an increasing trend of DIY-ers when it comes to estate planning. The “do it yourself-ers” are those who choose to create their estate plans themselves. This planning could take the form of a “simple” last will and testament or a “generic” power of attorney. Unfortunately, when it comes to the...
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How Medicare Advantage Stacks Up Against ‘Original Medicare’

How Medicare Advantage Stacks Up Against ‘Original Medicare’

When making any important decision, it is always wise advice to take the time to weigh the pros and cons of all available options. Choosing your Medicare plan is no exception and  that means comparing Medicare Advantage with “Original Medicare”. Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, is an alternative to “Original...
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New York Estate Planning You Need When You Have Minor Children

New York Estate Planning You Need When You Have Minor Children

Ensuring your children are happy, healthy, and well-taken care of is a fundamental role of parenting. Another part of that role is choosing a guardian to care for your children in the event of your death. As challenging as it can be to consider a time when you are no longer here to support your children, leaving...
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How Does a Living Will Fit Into Your Estate Plan?

How Does a Living Will Fit Into Your Estate Plan?

When was the last time you thought about the end of your life? What if you did not come home tonight? Do you how you want your affairs managed toward the end of your life or in a sudden crisis? What instructions would you give your friends and family to follow in the event of an emergency? For many of us, these are...
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How to Help Your Aging Parent Live Safely at Home

How to Help Your Aging Parent Live Safely at Home

Independence is a key factor in the emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being of an aging adult. Relying on others to take care of one’s basic needs isn’t easy at any age, but can be especially tricky for seniors who genuinely require a degree of assistance. As a loved one of a senior, how do you set them up to...
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