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Deciding When to Take Social Security Benefits
Asset Protection

Deciding When to Take Social Security Benefits

An 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment for 2023 will provide Social Security beneficiaries with the biggest boost in four decades.

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Can a Loved One with Dementia Live Alone?
Caregiving

Can a Loved One with Dementia Live Alone?

A diagnosis of dementia may prompt families and their loved one with dementia to reconsider their choices. However, people with dementia do live by themselves. We discuss some common topics related to independent living after a diagnosis of dementia.

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Things You Need to Know If You're Getting an Inheritance
Asset Protection

Things You Need to Know If You’re Getting an Inheritance

Heirs receiving an inheritance can expect the process to take time. Having a plan for the money and consulting with professionals are also things to keep in mind.

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What Should Not Be Kept in a Safe Deposit Box
Advance Directives

What Should Not Be Kept in a Safe Deposit Box?

Locking away certain valuables and important documents in a bank vault could turn into a headache for you or your heirs.

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Why You Need a Secondary Beneficiary
Assets

Why You Need a Secondary Beneficiary

Naming secondary beneficiaries can help estate planners avoid the delay and costs of going through probate, as well as ensure that your wishes are carried out.

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Why You Need a Secondary Beneficiary
Estate Planning

Why Change the Executor of Your Will?

While you may draft a will assuming that your choice of executor won’t change, there are different reasons why making a switch may be necessary.

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Can A Test Predict Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s Disease

Can A Test Predict Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers from the University of Washington developed a laboratory test that can measure toxic amyloid proteins – known as amyloid beta oligomers – in blood samples and potentially detect Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms develop.

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Who Pays Expenses When Settling An Estate?
Appraisals

Who Pays Expenses When Settling An Estate?

If you’re set to inherit, you may be wondering what estate expenses are paid by the beneficiary. The answer can depend on what assets are passed on to you when a family member or loved one passes away.

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Can I Sleep Better by Changing Eating Habits?
Diet

Can I Sleep Better by Changing Eating Habits?

Restful sleep is important to every human. If you’ve ever tended to a newborn or gotten up repeatedly in the night with caregiving duties, you know what a luxury a good night’s sleep is—and how tough it can be to achieve.

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What are Big Mistakes When Writing Financial Power of Attorney?
Estate Planning

What are Big Mistakes When Writing Financial Power of Attorney?

Estate experts agree that a financial power of attorney is one of the most important documents to include in your estate planning. It allows you (the “principal”) to name a person you trust (your “agent”) to make decisions about your property and finances if you cannot.

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