How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your House

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If you plan to sell your home before moving to a senior living facility, it helps to hire a real estate agent with extensive experience, knowledge, and training. This guide…

Living Will

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A living will is an advance directive that protects your right to accept, refuse, or cease medical treatment even after you’ve been certified as incapacitated by at least one physician.…

Home Equity Loans

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Home equity loans allow homeowners to access the wealth tied up in their home's value without selling. Many homeowners use home equity loans to cover the cost of renovations, but…

Durable Power of Attorney

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In 2016, the number of adults aged 65 and older in the U.S. increased to 49.2 million from 35.0 million in 2000, according to a 2017 U.S. Census Bureau report. Older…

Guide to Funeral Trusts

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To lessen these financial burdens for your loved ones, you might find it helpful to prepay or pay for your funeral in advance. And one way to prepay your costs…

About Immediate Annuities

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For many seniors and their families, the health care costs associated with long-term care planning are a major concern—whether they are currently receiving care or simply anticipate needing it in…

Using Life Insurance to Pay for Long Term Care

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Many people don’t realize how much value lies in their life insurance policy. You may know that cash in a life insurance policy for a lump sum, but did you…

Using a Reverse Mortgage for Long-Term Care

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Elderly individuals who have a substantial amount of wealth tied up in their homes may choose to leverage their home equity to help cover the cost of long-term care, medical bills,…

Using Home Equity to Pay for Long-Term Care

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Making the decision to move a family member or loved one into long-term care services can be a complex and difficult one. For many families, the costs associated with paying…

About Durable Power of Attorneys for Finances

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Americans are living longer lives. The average life expectancy today is 76.3 years for men and 81.2 years for women, according to health research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance

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A long-term insurance policy can reimburse you daily for any long-term care services you need. This can include Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). When applying…

Accessing Medicaid for Long-Term Care

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Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides health coverage to millions of low-income Americans. Unlike Medicare, Medicaid will often cover non-medical (custodial) long-term care services. After reading this guide, you…