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Does my will cover my retirement accounts?


Everyone should have a will. It’s the most basic component of an estate plan. In it, you set forth your directions on how your property should be distributed after you die, who should manage your affairs, who should take care of your children, etc. However, in some cases your will … Continue reading


Will NJ Medicaid pay for my care at home?


We get asked this question a lot. And the answer is maybe. New Jersey Medicaid can pay for home health aides to come to your home and provide care to you. However, there are two caveats to that. First, you may not get as many hours of home health care … Continue reading


Tax Reform– Medical Expense Deduction Lives


What a difference a few months can make!  On November 21, 2017, Mark Friedman, Esq. wrote a blog entry explaining that the then tax reform bill would eliminate the deduction for medical expenses creating major issues for many people.  As Mark noted, “That’s a big deal for people in nursing … Continue reading


Understanding Medicare


Medicare is a health insurance program sponsored by the federal government. Medicare is available to most people at age 65, but younger people may qualify for Medicare when collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or due to contracting end stage renal disease or Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). If you become … Continue reading


How Tax Reform hurts People on Medicaid


Not to get political here, but… I’ve been following President Trump and Republicans’ proposed tax reform with interest.  If you’re also interested, you can read all about it elsewhere, including  how it affects the estate tax, state and local tax deductions for people in high-tax states like New Jersey, etc.  … Continue reading


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