August 2015 Posts

  • Same-sex marriage and estate planning: What all couples need to know

    Here’s how same-sex spouses can properly leverage the benefits of legal marriage. By Matthew T. McClintock, J.D. Vice President, Educational Content, WealthCounsel...
  • Resident-on-Resident Abuse Is Common in Nursing Homes

    One of a family's worst nightmares is their loved one suffering abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Abuse can come from staff members, but a more common source of abuse may actually be other residents. Researchers believe that despite the prevalence of the problem, resident-on-resident abuse is underreported....
  • Six Ideas for Distributing an Estate's Personal Property in a Fair Way

    Unlike money, personal belongings usually cannot be divided equally after their owner passes away. For this reason, distributing possessions like furniture, jewelry, dishes, silverware, artwork, photographs or clothing is often the most difficult challenge in settling an estate. (Just ask Audrey Hepburn's two sons.)...
  • Nearing 65 and in a Marketplace Plan? Medicare Is Almost Always Your Best Bet

    Are you approaching age 65 and currently covered by a marketplace health care plan under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”)? ...
  • 5 Rights That Trust Beneficiaries Have

    As a trust beneficiary, you may feel like you are at the mercy of the trustee, but depending on the type of trust, trust beneficiaries may have rights to ensure the trust is properly managed....