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March 2013 Archives

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It's never too early to begin long-term care planning

When a 71-year-old New Jersey found out that her husband's retirement plan didn't include long-term care insurance as they had expected, she knew she had to act. After seeing her parents pass away unhappily, the woman wanted to make sure the she and her spouse were able to plan ahead to make sure her family wouldn't have to make difficult decisions about their health.

What were the terms of Andy Griffith's trust?

Last year, one of the most notable actors in American television history, Andy Griffith, passed away. According to friends, the legendary actor expressed the desire to convert a house on his property into a museum after he passed. New Jersey readers may be interested to hear the news that Griffith's wife is currently planning on demolishing that house.

What's the best way to approach tax planning in 2013?

Readers in New Jersey would be hard pressed to find someone who describes the federal tax code as "simple." Even though state and federal tax laws are incredibly dense, there are still ways to approach this year's tax season with careful thought in order to best serve your needs and the needs of your estate.

Why it is important to create a Medicaid plan

Did you know that in order to qualify for Medicaid, you first have to spend almost all of your assets? The government will only help pay for nursing home costs if you have almost no assets left to your name. This will automatically reduce the type of care and lifestyle choices you were perhaps hoping to live out your remaining years with, unless you make the smart move to secure and protect those assets through Medicaid planning.

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