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What Retirement Questions Should I Be Asking at 60?

Retirement is an exciting milestone. Planning becomes even more crucial, once you get within a few years of saying goodbye to your career. As we turn 60 and inch closer to retirement, there are important questions to answer.

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Should Young Families have an Estate Plan?

Putting your last wishes on paper is critical to ensuring your family is taken care of when you die.

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Can a Person with Alzheimer’s Sign Legal Documents?

Due to the debilitating nature of Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia on your loved one’s ability to make sound financial decisions, the sooner you can get financial matters in order the better.

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How Does an Inherited IRA or 401(k) Work?

So, you inherited a retirement account. Before you make any decisions on when and how to access the money, it’s worth familiarizing yourself with the rules that apply to different beneficiaries.

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What can a Power of Attorney Do—or Not Do?

The person signing the power of attorney, which gives someone else the authority to act for them, is called the ‘principal’ and the person who is given the power to act for you is called your ‘agent.’

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Can I Get a Tax Break for Long-Term Care?

The IRS allows some limited tax breaks on medical expenses and insurance premiums related to long-term care.

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How can I Revoke an Irrevocable Trust?

I feel I was taken advantage of to the tune of $3,500, when I set up a trust.

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What Is the Best Way to Make Sure Children Can Handle an Inheritance?

How can you prepare your children to handle the assets they’ll eventually inherit?

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How to Protect A Special Needs Person’s Public Benefits

If you have a child or other family member who has special needs due to physical or mental conditions, you face a variety of challenges planning for their care, including financial ones.

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Estate Planning

What Is Family Business Succession Planning?

If you plan to pass your business to your offspring, there is more to keep in mind when creating your succession plan than your descendants—there are also their spouses—especially if they become ex-spouses.