Are you nervous about your upcoming divorce mediation if you and your spouse have chosen that course of action to resolve your case? Nervousness is one of the most common things for people to feel before a divorce mediation date. While divorce may not be the easiest decisions to make in life, the repercussions of such... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA Generally, Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (MSA) funds are deposited in a custodial account with a professional trustee or given to the client to self-administer. For cases less than $100,000, giving the funds to the client to self-administer makes sense. CMS has issued a letter... 
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It’s best to have the help of a professional when creating a trust — you could end up making costly mistakes if you go the DIY route The digital age provides us with many opportunities to write our own wills, create trust documents, transfer assets…Just log on to LegalZoom and…. Wait! When... 
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A continuing care retirement community is able to offer progressive levels of care as they become necessary. In today’s uncertain economic times marked by roller-coaster markets and flat-line wages, leave it to a certain segment of Michigan seniors and retirees who are choosing to live in bigger homes instead... 
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Assisted living costs are likely to be one of the biggest expenses of your retirement years, but there are ways to prepare. During your retirement years, one of the biggest expenses you’re likely to have is paying for assisted living and long-term care costs. In fact, after taking some time researching the... 
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Understand the Emphasis on State-Standardized Testing and What Parents Can Do By Nicole Garcia, MS.Ed., Educational Advocate In New York, this week, students in grades 3-8 will take their English Language Arts and Math. As the testing season begins, the routine of school changes. The introduction of the Common Core... 
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By Nicole Garcia, MS.Ed., Educational Advocate In New York, this week, students in grades 3-8 will take their English Language Arts and Math. As the testing season begins, the routine of school changes. The introduction of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has created even angst and frustration.   Governor... 
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During the month of March, an exhibit in the grand rotunda of the Florida State Capitol featured 100 masks created by survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF) organized the exhibit, “The Faces of Brain Injury,” to raise awareness and educate the public about the... 
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MyRA accounts are a new type of government-backed starter retirement savings account, designed for people whose employers do not offer retirement accounts. As of now, anyone who has direct deposit for their paycheck can sign up and start saving. MyRA accounts are free to open and are sponsored by the government. Account... 
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Though Baby Boomers do focus on cash flow in retirement, planning beyond that with an estate plan is often not on their radar. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain Well put, Mr. Twain, and thank you for making this pithy quote one for the ages. It should be on the desk of financial professionals... 
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