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unmarried couples, do I need a will

Do Unmarried Couples Need an Estate Plan?

The couple needs to create an appropriate estate plan. If they truly want inheritance rights, they need to execute testamentary documents, such as wills.

estate planning disasters

Divorce, Death and Details: Can Create Estate Planning Disasters

After the divorce, Mike logged onto the employer’s benefits system and tried, but failed, to delete Wendy as the beneficiary of his life insurance.

Do Farmers have a higher chance of getting Dementia?

Do Farmers Have a Higher Chance of Getting Dementia?

Those who held long-term jobs in agriculture, forestry and fishery had a 46% greater chance of having dementia.

Can you be forced to inherit a timeshare?

Can You Be Forced to Inherit a Timeshare?

Many timeshare contracts include a perpetuity clause, which means the contract and all its fees and obligations are yours for life. It may not end there.

planning for minor children

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.

health care for seniors

What Will Biden Do with Medicaid, if Elected President?

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has proposed a major new initiative to encourage state Medicaid programs to expand home and community-based care for low-income older adults and younger people with disabilities.

health care for seniors

Why are the Elderly Particularly Vulnerable to Winding Up in the Hospital with COVID-19?

New Medicare data reveals which chronic conditions make seniors especially vulnerable to ending up in the hospital with COVID-19.

planning for retirement

Can You Believe Aging Parents Grow Stubborn and They Know It?

Aging parents grow stubborn, and researchers are uncovering the reasons why.

estate planning and elder law

Here’s Why You Need an Estate Plan

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.