David Lerner Associates: Parents' Long Term Care
October is Long Term Care Planning month. Long-term care is described as home and community-based services for adults who need help taking care of themselves.
David Lerner Associates: Don't Overlook These Tax Deductions and Credits
Tax time is right around the corner. Now is the time to start getting all your tax materials and paperwork in order so you won't be scrambling the week before April 15.
David Lerner Associates: Why Long-Term Care Insurance Costs Are Up
According to the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) prices for new long-term care policies increased by as much as 17 percent in 2012.
David Lerner Associates: Why You Could Be on the Hook for Your Parent's Long-Term Care
Call it the new baby boomer challenge, but adult children may very well find themselves legally responsible for the costs of their aging parent’s long-term care.
David Lerner Associates: Seven Things You Might Not Know About Medicare
You probably know that Medicare is the federal government's health insurance program for Americans who are 65 years of age and over.
New Year's Financial Housekeeping: Have You Created a Living Will?
With the New Year approaching it's a good time to take care of some financial housekeeping items that may have slipped through the cracks of your financial planning -- such as a living will.
David Lerner Associates: Should You Consider a Mid-Life Career Change?
More and more people in their late-40s and 50s today are learning new skills and acquiring the training and education they need to start new careers at this relatively late stage of their lives.
David Lerner Associates News: Five Ways to Power Up a Life Insurance Generator
David Lerner Associates identifies five key areas that can be "powered up" by plugging into a "life insurance generator".
David Lerner Associates News: 4 Important Facts About the Affordable Care Act
Although there have been a number of changes to the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) in recent months the ACA's major provisions still remain in force.
David Lerner Associates: Complaints about Hidden Medicare Costs
Some seniors have complaints that despite what they thought would be the case, Medicare does not cover all of their healthcare costs..
David Lerner Associates News: Elder Poverty Is Projected to Rise
The Social Security system "is facing serious financial problems, and action is needed soon to make sure the system will be sound when today's younger workers are ready for retirement."
Are 529 Assets Subject to Medicaid Spend-down Requirements?
Unless future legislation exempts 529 plans from Medicaid rules it would be wiser to assume that these assets could be subject to the state's grasp.
David Lerner Associates: Social Security and Medicare
Many Americans now choose to continue working after age 65. Some do it for financial reasons and others because they just don't feel ready to retire.
David Lerner Associates: Speaking to your aging parents about their finances
Speaking to your parents about money is usually complicated, particularly when the money you're talking about is theirs. Here are some tips to help you through this process.
David Lerner Associates: Taking Care of Your Aging Parents (Part 1)
Your parents need you, and you need help. This is the first of our 3 part series on caring for your parents as they get older.
David Lerner Associates: Taking Care of Your Aging Parents (Part 2)
This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on taking care of your aging parents. This time we will be focusing on different types of support available for your parents as well as yourself.
David Lerner Associates: 2015 Social Security and Medicare Figures
The Social Security Administration has announced the new figures that beneficiaries will receive for 2015.
David Lerner Associates: National Family Caregivers Month
As National Family Caregivers month draws to a close this week, David Lerner Associates takes a look at the ways to prepare, in case you have to be a family caregiver in the future.
David Lerner Associates: Family Care Support and Services
Caring for your aging parents will be easier if you know what kinds of support and community services are available and where to locate them.
David Lerner Associates: Women's Health Care in Retirement
At any age health care is a priority. But when a person retires focus on health care is more important than ever before. This is especially true for women.
David Lerner Associates - Long Term Care is Over to You
Only 13 percent of Americans have long term care insurance, just a fraction of those who will need help as they grow older.
David Lerner Associates: Long Term Care Awareness
Long-Term Care and Alzheimer's Disease. Both topics deserve our attention and are serious issues in need to greater awareness. Nearly 70 percent of Americans 65 and older need long-term care at some point, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
David Lerner Associates: Clinton Proposes Tax Relief for Family Caregivers
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently proposed a set of initiatives aimed at caregiving families and workers, including a tax credit to offset up to $6000 in costs associated with caring for elderly and disabled family members and an expansion of Social Security benefits to individuals acting as unpaid caregivers for loved ones.
David Lerner Associates: What You Need to Know about Retirement and Long-Term Care
A comfortable retirement is something to plan for and look forward to. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, most Americans are on track with their savings for retirement. But, and this is a big one, have you considered what would happen if you were hit with an additional half million dollars in health care costs? Would you be able to still maintain a comfortable retirement then? It's highly doubtful that even the better off among us could withstand that.
David Lerner Associates: Ending Financial Stress with Planning
Bank of America / Merrill Lynch's 2016 Workplace Benefits Report was an interesting study in the financial confidence of today's workers. 75% of employees polled indicated they are not financially secure, and 60% say they are somewhat or very stressed by their financial situation, according to the report.
David Lerner Associates: National Healthcare Decision Day
April 16th was National Healthcare Decision Day. While most people don't always like to talk about what would happen if they were hospitalized and unable to speak for themselves, we're glad this day exists because it brings awareness to the importance of planning for the future.
Long Term Care Planning
October is Long Term Care Planning Month. This is a topic worthy of our attention and can be a serious issue for those who find themselves in a situation where it is needed.
Long Term Care Planning
October is Long Term Care Planning Month. Nearly 70% of Americans 65 and older need long term care at some point, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
How to Avoid a Retirement Shock
More than half of Americans lose sleep thinking about retirement. This is mainly because they face the uncertainty of what lies in the great unknown across the River Retirement. Studies show that people who are confident about their retirement have a clear goal and vision for their future.
Avoid These Retirement Planning Mistakes
Retirement looks different for everyone. Whether you want to finally climb that mountain you've been thinking about for years or spend the rest of your days in the warm tropical climes of a faraway beach paradise, someone is going to have to pay for it.
Understanding Long Term Care Insurance
The majority of Americans who live past the age of 65 will require some sort of help caring for themselves. In fact, nearly 70% of Americans 65 and older need long term care at some point.
Taxes and Long Term Care
Long term care expenses can wipe out a person's savings and investments. That's why it is important to consider long term care insurance.
Life Insurance and Long Term Care
Nearly 70% of Americans 65 and older need long term care at some point. Life insurance and Long Term Care insurance are financial services that are extremely useful.