For many older adults, claiming Social Security early would be a big mistake. It was a mistake made by many older workers, who lost jobs in the Great Recession.
The value of long-term care insurance (LTCI) is an ongoing conundrum. There’s no doubt we’re living longer. According to LongTermCare.gov, a site provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 70 percent of people 65 and older will need long-term care services and support at some time in their lives.
A more present sense of one’s own mortality may drive those who have not made plans before to begin the process of creating an estate plan. For those who have existing plans, are they up to date? How does the changing economic environment affect prior decisions?
The proliferation of digital footprints in our online communities raise demand for consumer tools and options for dealing with digital assets upon incapacity and death.
When is the last time you updated your will? Could your beneficiaries have changed? If you have a trust, did you actually fund it? Is your plan ready for the new SECURE Act? Here are five mistakes you don’t want to make.
If you’re a business owner, the CDC answers questions about workplace safety as businesses start re-opening.
How much you will pay in taxes on an individual retirement account (IRA) withdrawal, depends on the type of IRA, your age and the purpose of the withdrawal. Sometimes the answer is zero—you owe no taxes. In other cases, you owe income tax on the money you withdraw and sometimes an additional penalty if you withdraw funds before age 59½. On the other hand, after a certain age, you may be required to withdraw money and pay taxes on it.
Amid the climate of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the nation, people are grappling with the difficult subject of estate planning … and not taking any chances.
If you are quarantined or under a lockdown and can’t get to a notary, how can you get your will, trust and other documents executed? Don’t give up. There are ways to get it done without leaving home.