November 2015 Posts

  • New Rules Will Make It Harder to Qualify for Long-Term Care Help From the VA

    The Veteran's Administration (VA) offers a pension benefit to low-income veterans (or their spouses) who are in nursing homes or who need help at home with everyday tasks like dressing or bathing. ...
  • Do Frequent Flier Miles Expire When You Do?

    Accumulated frequent flier miles can be valuable assets, but what happens to those miles after someone dies? Can a spouse or other heirs inherit them, or do the miles simply evaporate like a contrail?...
  • What Is Cost Basis and How Do You Prove It?

    Knowing the "cost basis" of your property is important for tax purposes, but proving cost basis can be difficult. Cost basis adjusts at death, so it is a good idea to appraise property when a joint owner dies....
  • Medicare Open Enrollment Means It's Time to Shop Around

    Are you happy with your Medicare coverage? Could you get a better plan for less money? It is time to review whether your plan or plans are working for you....