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Can’t Figure out what you need to retire?

Finding a retirement calculator Figuring out how much to save for retirement and when you can safely stop working can be difficult. A growing number of online retirement calculators, many of them free, are available to help. Although these calculators can yield vastly different results, they can still be useful tools. Based on information about

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Are Medicare Advantage Plans Steering Enrollees to Lower-Quality Nursing Homes?

Are Medicare Advantage Plans Steering Enrollees to Lower-Quality Nursing Homes? A new study has found that people enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan were more likely to enter a lower-quality nursing home than were people in traditional Medicare. The study raises questions about whether Medicare Advantage plans are influencing beneficiaries’ decision-making when it comes to

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Avoid Sibling Disputes Over Caregiving By Putting It in Writing

Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful for families. Siblings may disagree over how to provide care or where a parent will live, and if these squabbles escalate into a guardianship battle, it can cost the family thousands of dollars. To avoid this, lawyers have begun drafting sibling agreements (also called family care agreements).

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Long-Term Care Hybrid Products Give Buyers More Options

With many people unwilling to purchase long-term care insurance policies due to the cost, insurers are rolling out new products that combine long-term care insurance with either a life insurance policy or an annuity. These new products have been on the market for a while, but they are gaining in popularity as distributions from life

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