Making Sure Your Estate Plan Reflects Your Wishes

 Jack and Doris wanted to divide their property equally between their three children. The house should to go to daughter Mary who loved it, and the rest of their estate should be apportioned equally between sons Bob and Francis. Jack and Doris’s attorney drafted a will distributing the modest remainder to the sons and the [...]

August 27th, 2018|

Creative Financial Approaches to Long Term Care Services

Long term care insurance was sold aggressively in the 1980s, 90s and thereafter to offset the costs of seniors needing to live in a nursing home, assisted living or needing at home health care. Now, however, the business of long term care insurance has dramatically changed. What was once over 100 insurers providing LTC policy [...]

August 20th, 2018|

The Fiduciary Rule. What it is, why it matters, and why the Government will no longer be enforcing it

On March 15, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the United States Labor Department acted outside of its authority by creating the fiduciary rule and no longer has authority to enforce this Obama-era protection for retirement savers. The fiduciary rule required financial advisors to act solely in their clients’ best interest as [...]

August 17th, 2018|

The Challenges of Placing a Parent in Long Term Care

Long term care (LTC) is a term that has many facets to its definition. It is comprised of a variety of services that meet medical and non-medical requirements for people who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time. It is a highly individualized care system which can be formally or informally provided. Formal [...]

August 13th, 2018|