27 Aug
August 27, 2012

After the Supreme Court ruling upholding the recent Health Care act, everybody is required to buy health insurance. Or are they?

People who earn less than $9,500 are exempt from the requirement; above those income levels, you would have to pay a tax that depends on your income level. There is a phase-in of rates from 2014 through 2016, but just looking at the 2016 rates, any person with taxable income between $9,500 and $37,000 would have to pay $695

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20 Apr
April 20, 2011

Over the past few months I met several clients whose parents were suffering from early stages of dementia. Clients painfully recount how mom and dad began to lose their ability to recognize loved ones. In addition to the emotional challenges, dementia can also have a tremendous impact on a family’s financial resources. How can you help protect mom and dad?

Identify the early warning signs of dementia – don’t be afraid to take action. In one circumstance the aging

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21 Dec
December 21, 2009

As the Senate is starting to debate the future of 17% of the US economy, the original premise for why we need to go down this path is far from clear. A main reason cited for the need to reform the current system is the poor ranking of US healthcare compared to other countries. The World Health Organization last published a list ranking 190 countries in the year 2000. The US ranked 37th, not as good as Canada or Costa

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06 Mar
March 06, 2009

A living will is a legal document that outlines the medical treatments you do (and do not) want should you encounter a serious life threatening illness. Living wills can communicate your wishes to your doctor and family even if you are not capable of communicating yourself. A living will is an advance directive meaning it should be given to your doctor before any care is given.

Living wills were brought to many people’s attention recently with the

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