February 25, 2020

1. Procrastination.

Most everyone is aware that it is important to have an estate plan. Far too often however, they do nothing about it. While no one likes to think about their own mortality or the prospect of becoming disabled, you can only plan before these events occ...

February 18, 2020

    

 If you’re like most people, you shudder at the thought of getting Alzheimer’s, yet you probably are unaware that you may be able to reduce your chances.  According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times (“Eight things you can do now that might redu...

February 11, 2020

Adults are living longer and one of the many concerns facing seniors and their families is how to age well. In a recent article from Forbes titled "Long Term Care:  Navigating The Decade Ahead", author William Haseltine outlines some of the challenges we will face as o...

February 3, 2020

     

     Every January, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) releases updated figures for Medicaid qualification. Occasionally, there are not any increases in the Medicaid figures just as in some years there is not a cost of living in...

January 13, 2020

   

In August we warned you that the Setting Up Every Community for Retirement Enhancement Act, better known as the Secure Act, was likely to become law and that it would ultimately cause more of your retirement accounts to be paid to the IRS. Well, it was signed...

December 18, 2019

   

 It may be hard to believe, but once again the Christmas season is upon us.  Along with the joy of celebrating the birth of Christ come stressors such as shopping, decorating, baking and possibly traveling.  For those who also care for a loved one suffering fr...

November 20, 2019

In the 1990 comedy movie Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin plays the role of Kevin McAllister, a young boy mistakenly left behind while his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. While the movie was a huge success, such is not the case for seniors who are remain...

October 23, 2019

   

 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) ordinarily releases updated figures for Medicaid qualification. Typically these updates are released in late summer and most importantly, they reflect the cost of living increases that all of us exp...

September 17, 2019

   

 The elderly are increasingly relying on their families to provide care.  Unfortunately, as the growth of the elderly population outpaces the younger generation, there will be fewer available caregivers. This will cause significant stress on caregivers as they...

August 29, 2019

     

 Because Congress has an insatiable appetite to spend (even when they have to borrow to do it), it seems it’s always looking for new ways to take more of your money.  The latest example is the Setting Up Every Community for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE...

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