Seniors and Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act)

Dear Mr. Premack: We are hearing everywhere that October 1 is when Obamacare starts. I hear and see lots of news and ads criticizing Obamacare and don’t want to have to pay extra taxes or change my doctor because...

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Varieties of Power of Attorney

Dear Mr. Premack: Does a power of attorney have to be notarized in order for it to be valid? - CRM Your question is deceptively simple because you say “power of attorney.” There are a variety of legal instruments which...

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Can I Claim My Parent as a Dependant

Dear Mr. Premack: As I get serious about completing my tax return, I am wondering if it is possible to reduce my taxes by claiming my father as a dependent. He lives in assisted living but could not afford...

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Coordinating Your Will and Your IRA Beneficiary

Dear Mr. Premack: My husband and I have been married for many years but we each have two grown children from our first marriages. All of the assets we have now were accumulated during this second marriage and we...

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Brain Death

Dear Mr. Premack: I am one of your dedicated senior readers. I heard the debate between the four Republican candidates for lieutenant governor, and am wondering how their comments about changing the artificial life support law in Texas might...

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