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What You Should Know About Social Security Funding Uncertainty

Social Security benefits, which are funded through 2 trusts, may not be available for much longer. The US Social Security Administrations funding trusts are known as the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund. In their annual report to Congress, the Board of Trustees has published some startling […]

How to Avoid Probate and Keep Your Family out of Court

Many people have been told that it is important for people to “avoid probate.” But just because people may have heard that term, doesn’t mean they know exactly what probate means, why it can be a problem or how to successfully avoid it. In this post, we will take a look at the term probate […]

Common Misconceptions About Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have.  It allows someone who you appoint (your agent) to make decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. If you have not appointed an agent then your friends and family may not have the authority to […]

What to Expect with Child Custody Mediation and How to Prepare for It

Battling out child custody matters in court can be hard on both parents and children, which is one reason why child custody mediation is a good choice for many families. If you and the other parent can agree on most aspects of who will take care of the children, mediation may help you save time […]

Things You Should Know About the Fiduciary Rule

On March 15, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the United States Labor Department acted outside of its authority by creating the fiduciary rule and no longer has the authority to enforce this Obama-era protection for retirement savers. The fiduciary rule required financial advisors to act solely in their clients’ best interest […]

Working from Home Tips for Spouses During Quarantine

Working from home has been a growing trend for people in a variety of industries in recent years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced more employees into work-at-home situations than ever before. Certain types of people thrive professionally while working from home, but this arrangement can become more complicated when spouses are suddenly working together […]

What You Should Know About the Changes of Long Term Insurance

Over the years, many people have purchased long term care (LTC) insurance to protect themselves against the rising costs of care in their final years. But lately, policy holders have seen their premiums rise and/or benefits decrease. Two of the largest LTC insurance companies, MetLife and Unum, recently appeared before the Florida insurance commissioner to […]

The Importance of Asset Protection in an Economic Downturn

Protecting your assets is always important, but even more so during hard economic times when life feels more uncertain. Even if you feel safe right now, many different people and organizations could come after the wealth you have worked hard to build up. So, here’s what you should know about asset protection and how a […]

How to Protect Your Retirement During a Pandemic-Era Grey Divorce

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused so many changes throughout the world, and legal rulings are certainly not immune to its effects. The added stresses of an uncertain economy, rising healthcare costs, and quarantine procedures are leading more couples of all ages into divorce. This article will address the issues faced in a grey divorce during […]

Many Lifestyle Diseases Found to Be Caused by Bacteria

Health experts have been advising people for years about unhealthy habits being the cause of “lifestyle” diseases that are increasing across the US. These lifestyle diseases become more common with age and include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. Around the globe, these diseases account for 70 percent of all deaths. […]