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June 2016 Archives

Planning ahead for Alzheimer’s care

Alzheimer’s is a devastating and cruel disease. It slowly robs sufferers of their memories, their recognition, and, eventually, their ability to function independently. Given the huge impact this illness can have both on patients and their families, it is no surprise that the expenses associated with treatment and care are likewise huge. By some estimates, Americans (including costs covered by Medicare, Medicaid, private insurers and out-of-pocket by patients and their families) spend upwards of $200 billion annually on Alzheimer’s-related care.

When you plan your estate, gather and provide the necessary info

As we have talked about many times on this blog, it is very important for every person to plan their estate and to do so properly. You risk a lot -- and your family could endure emotional and personal strife -- if you don't have a will in place and you haven't established some crucial pillars of an estate plan such as a trust.

Do I need a will if I don’t have any money?

Oftentimes, people are under the impression that if they don’t have substantial wealth, there’s no reason to have a will. But there are multiple types of wills that serve very different functions. Wills are for much more than allocating funds. They are critical resources when it comes to being prepared for the future.

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