Beware "Living Trust" Scams

Around this time of year, unscrupulous companies step up their efforts to market costly living trusts to older Americans — arrangements that may actually undermine the buyer’s economic security. According to the AARP, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and a number of state attorneys general, these high-pressure con artists have built an industry around older…

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Estate Planning - Safe Harbor Trust

Safe Harbor Trusts

Traditional Estate Planning is based on notions that may be out of sync with today’s realities. They deal with the notion that estate planning should be undertaken for the benefit of removing the troubles for the heirs; the assumption being that one will go to sleep and never wake. This article talks about how Safe…

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Good Health: Your Best Retirement Investment

Prolonging Good Health JN Mixon M.D, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Longevity Medical Clinic Throughout human history, the goal of medicine has been to help people function normally throughout their lifespan. Yet, the progressive decline in physical and mental capacity that normally accompanies aging has always been accepted as unavoidable. Some lucky few age…

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Financial Impact of Alzheimer’s

Disease experts testifying before the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs are warning that Alzheimers could cause a cash crunch on a global scale and must be considered a serious fiscal danger. With the disease costing 604 billion dollars worldwide, if Alzheimers were a country it would be the 18th largest economy based on GDP…

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The New Retirement Rules

Longer life spans, new medical ailments, declining national wealth all point to new rules you must follow to ensure a successful retirement.  Something AgingOptions has recognized for years now, but only recently are these issues getting any meaningful press.  http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnews/20110620/ts_usnews/8newretirementrules

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Sitting Can Be A Real "Drag"

Smoking cigarettes is the cause of so much preventable, deadly disease. But now new research shows sitting for long stretches of time may be just as dangerous. Could there be another kind of “butt” linked to increased risk of dementia???  Check out the full story at CBS Health Watch  here…

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Is Social Security Income Taxable ?

Copywright – 2011 Rajiv Nagaich The question of tax on social security impacts all 35 million plus retirees who receive social security checks.[1]  As of November 2009, seventy percent (70%) of Americans receiving some sort of Social Security benefit were over the age of sixty five (65), with the average monthly benefit to a retired…

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