Cracking Open Your Nest Eggs

“Put all your eggs in one basket…and watch that basket.”-Mark Twain Whether you invest on your own or have the help of a financial advisor, it is important to understand what is inside each of your “nest eggs” so you...

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Choose a Health Care Agent with ANGST

Selecting someone to be the agent named in your power of attorney for health care is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. This person could be making life or death choices for you one day....

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Your Aging and Preparedness Kit

January is the month we make our resolutions for the New Year. Usually these resolutions involve diet, exercise, quitting smoking and the like. A resolution that should not be overlooked is organizing our legal and financial affairs for the...

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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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Power of Attorney v. Guardianship: Why It’s Better Not to Wait

One of the most frequent comments that an elder law attorney hears when working with a guardian for a disabled person is how unexpected the costs involved with a guardianship are. Often times family members will start to notice...

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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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