February 2018 Posts

  • Home Health Care Patients With Chronic Conditions Are Having Trouble Getting Medicare

    Medicare is supposed to provide up to 35 hours a week of home care to those who qualify, but many Medicare patients with chronic conditions are being wrongly denied such care, according to Kaiser Health News. ...
  • What Happens When a Nursing Home Closes?

    A nursing home closure can be traumatic for residents who are forced to move. ...
  • Avoid Sibling Disputes Over Caregiving By Putting It in Writing

    Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful for families. Siblings may disagree over how to provide care or where a parent will live, and if these squabbles escalate into a guardianship battle, it can cost the family thousands of dollars. ...
  • Costs of Some New Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Going Down in 2018

    While long-term care insurance costs are up in general, some policies are going down in 2018, according to the 2018 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index, an annual report from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), an industry group....
  • Due Date Approaches for 2017 Federal Income Tax Returns

    Tax filing season is here again. If you haven't done so already, you'll want to start pulling things together — that includes getting your hands on a copy of your 2016 tax return and gathering W-2s, 1099s, and deduction records....
  • How does working affect Social Security retirement benefits?

    If you're thinking about working as long as possible to increase your retirement savings, you may be wondering whether you can receive Social Security retirement benefits while you're still employed. ...
  • Will a government pension reduce my Social Security benefits?

    If you earned a government pension from a job not subject to Social Security tax withholding ("noncovered employment") and are also eligible for Social Security benefits through a job where Social Security taxes were withheld, two provisions might reduce your benefits: the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and the government pension offset (GPO). ...
  • Weathering the Storm: Are You Prepared?

    Severe weather can test even the most seasoned homeowners. And while storm hazards such as power outages, downed trees, and flooding can result in costly damage to your home, they can also put your family's safety at risk. ...
  • College Saving: How Does a 529 Plan Compare to a Roth IRA?

    529 plans were created 22 years ago, in 1996, to give people a tax-advantaged way to save for college. ...
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