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Long-Term Care Options for Estate Planning

Long-Term Care Options for Estate PlanningLong-term care is an essential part of estate planning for those who are no longer able to care for themselves or suffer from serious health issues. Long-term care can be provided in many ways, and there are numerous options available when planning for the future of you and your loved ones.

What will happen to your digital treasures once you die?

One of the most remarkable changes from the electronic age has been the introduction of online accounts and cloud storage. Whether or not you intentionally store your photos, stories, blog posts, and email correspondence on a cloud-based storage platform, you're probably using the cloud. Much of what you write, photograph and value is probably online on a social media platform like Facebook or Instagram.

Survey shows large gender gap on financial literacy in retirement

The American College of Financial Services recently had survey participants aged 60 to 75 take a quiz to determine their level of financial literacy, especially as it relates to retirement. The unsettling news is that only 35 percent of men passed the quiz. The shocking news is that only 18 percent of women did.

Why your estate plan needs a power of attorney for medical issues

The best estate plans are comprehensive and plan for a wide range of potential life circumstances. Ideally, you will live a full and healthy life for many years after the creation of your last will and estate plan. However, life can sometimes take surprising courses, and your estate plan should take common life issues into consideration.

Estate planning and second marriages

resizeimage.net-output (2).jpgSecond marriages result in a unique set of needs when planning for your estate's future. In most cases, two families are brought together, which makes the process of allocating and distributing assets a bit more complex. Planning for the financial wellbeing of your entire family requires you to have the right tools and resources to protect your assets, minimize estate planning costs, and ensure that all of your wishes are carried out. Establishing your estate planning goals, communicating them clearly, and using the right planning strategies makes it easy to accomplish all of these objectives. 

What happens to your assets when you enter a nursing home?

60.jpgProtecting your assets is one of the many challenges you'll face as you grow older. This is especially true for families that have to deal with mounting medical and home care costs. In many cases, individuals are transitioned into a nursing home to provide ongoing care. But these and other services can be expensive, and your assets may be at risk if you're unable to cover nursing home costs. Knowing what happens to your assets if you go into a nursing home is the first step to protecting the financial wellbeing of you and your family.

Estate planning for adults with special needs

estate-planning-for-adults-wit.jpgAdults with special needs have unique requirements when it comes to planning for the future. Millions of adults are affected by physical, cognitive, and other health issues. Making sure that loved ones have everything they need is an essential part of estate planning. Chronic health conditions that impact the needs of adults call for ongoing care and resources. Estate planning provides you with the peace of mind in knowing that all of your loved one's needs are taken care of for life. 

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