Anti-aging miracle is just a step away

Want more energy?  Spend money.  Get a pill which might or might not work.  An easier and less costly remedy?  Go for a walk.  A new study found that even gentle lunchtime strolls can improve people’s moods and improve their ability to handle stress at work.  I’m going to admit to a bias here because…

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Feds refuse to stop Medicare's persistent use of 'improvement standard' despite court settlement

Two years ago, a settlement agreement ended Medicare’s use of the “improvement standard.”  At least it was supposed to.  But, despite the agreement some beneficiaries continue to be denied coverage and federal officials are refusing to take any further action to ensure that providers are aware of the change. Under the long standing improvement standard,…

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Planning decisions to make in retirement

If you’re in your 50s, retirement is on the horizon.  Here are some important financial planning decisions you need to keep an eye on. Don’t dip into retirement.  With the average employee having seven careers in a lifetime, there’s a possibility that you’ll experience seven or more temptations to cash out an IRA rather than…

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Do unlicensed law practitioners create an unnecessary burden on family members?

Last week the Florida Supreme Court ruled that individuals engaging in some Medicaid planning activities were practicing unlicensed law.  The ruling supported an advisory opinion of the Florida Bar (No. SC14-211) that proposed that persons engaging in: drafting personal service contracts, preparing and executing qualified income trusts, or rendering legal advice as regards Florida state…

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