Bob Pittman's "What about Me?"

When we think about estate planning, we tend to think of Wills, Powers of Attorney and related documents. But, what about you? If you are incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself, what do you want a caregiver know about your life? Most caregivers will want to do a good job of taking care of…

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5 facts about men and aging

Many of the articles on this site look at women and aging. One, women live longer. Two, women are more likely to end up in poverty and someone should do something about that. Finally, I’m a woman. I’ve got more skin in this game. Still, if that suggests somehow that men have an easy go…

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Reduce your mortality risk by 23%

Reduce your mortality risk from heart disease, cancer and other diseases by 23 percent with one simple food. A Dutch study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that eating nuts lowers mortality rates. The study, which looked at 120,852 men and women aged 55 to 69 years old followed study results for participants…

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Why Medicare might deny ambulance costs

The following refers to Original Medicare. An individual with an Advantage Plan would likely find that the rules for ambulance transportation vary by plan while the costs, rights, protections and choices may be different. Those individuals with an Advantage Plan should read the plan material or call their plan for clarification. Medicare Part B (Medical…

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As Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid reach milestone anniversaries this year, what roles will they play in securing your retirement?

Social Security announced several weeks ago a countdown to its 80th Anniversary celebration. Beginning yesterday and for the next 50 days, Medicaid too will countdown the days until its 50th Anniversary. This year is a big year for many programs including the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act, the 25th Anniversary of the Americans…

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How do you revoke a Power of Attorney?

By the time most people get to the point that they consider going to see an elder law attorney, they’ve seen a lawyer for something else like a Will if they have kids or possibly even a Power of Attorney (POA) especially in this area with its high number of military personnel. Maybe they’ve purchased…

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