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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A reverse mortgage can provide a more secure retirement

Homeownership represents stability in a housing market with vastly fluctuating rent payments. Thanks to the Recession, fewer Americans own homes but amongst the older generations, home ownership remains significantly higher than renting as a housing option. Even if a homeowner’s retirement plan does not include remaining in the same home over time, ownership provides options…

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The ugly side to retirement community living

Printer Friendly VersionMultilevel housing, senior housing that takes an independent person or an individual with some assistant living needs and moves with them through a progression of greater and greater physical and/or mental needs, boasts the benefits of never having to move again.  What many of those places don’t say is that while you can…

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