Ross And Shoalmire’s AMPed Blog

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10 Of The Most Important And Reliable Tips For Unrelenting Caregivers

#6 May very well be the MOST important of them all. Which do you think is the most important if you had to rank them?

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Wills And Trusts: How To Distribute Your Assets When You Die

People often misunderstand what the functions of the terms “Wills” and “Probate” are. You must know what assets make up a probate estate to understand how a Will works and when a probate is necessary.   Your estate is all the assets you own while living.   Assets that remain on your estate after death…

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12 Reliable Ways To Reduce Risky Senior Stress

Seniors face many stressors at this phase of life. The stress is typically characterized by a “general sense of loss”. Some of the typical things they can face include: Financial hardship- surviving on less income, managing retirement funds Physical decline- loss of mobility, loss of energy, increased pain, chronic disease management Loss of independence- driving,…

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3 Quick Elder Law Stories From The Bible That You Need To Know

Elder law type issues have been dealt with for a long, long time. And we can trace some examples of how elder law and estate planning issues have been addressed all the way back to Biblical times. What in the world does the Bible and elder law have to do with one another…

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Plan For Your Life Not Your Death

With planning, detours are a breeze There may be detours on that road, there may be health events, there may be financial crisis that come up, but we know you can get past those hurdles with knowledge. You plan ahead, and it just goes like a breeze, with a little bit of pre-planning,…

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Retirement Housing Decisions You Want To Avoid

Growing older is full of challenges but the alternative is no good. Lisa and I both had several folks recently that were making some life changes, and some involved their living situations. They were either: by necessity having to make some dramatic living changes or looking down the road towards their retirement and making changes…

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Alzheimer’s Disease From An Elder Law Attorney’s Point Of View

Several years ago I began volunteering with the Tri-State Alzheimer’s Alliance. I am currently serving as President of the Board of Directors. I have given many hours to this organization, and I’m proud of all that the Alliance has accomplished. But why do I do it? There are many worthwhile charities that…

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The 1 Unparalleled Tool No Will Should Exclude

In this article, we are discussing an issue that affects older people and younger people, particularly if those younger people have some special needs. And a lot of times people think about this being a disabled or handicapped individual but that’s not necessarily the case, is it? A large percentage of the population…

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Don’t Get Burned By A Rushed Trust: 3 Tips To Beat The Retirement Red Zone

1.) Know the 5-Year Retirement Redzone Planning your taxes, finances, and legalities carefully is crucial when nearing retirement. Some small mistakes (made by yourself or by insurance companies) can cost you up to $10,000 in missed opportunity. You should be planning your trusts no later than 5 years before your retirement to…

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VA’s Aid And Attendance Benefit

Benefits available through the Veterans Administration are the most commonly overlooked available to seniors. Veterans often make incorrect assumptions related to their entitlement to VA benefits. They assume that since they did not retire from the military they are not entitled to any benefits from the VA. They assume that since they were not injured…

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42 Ways To Secure Your Senior’s Home Is Safe

Many of our clients’ most pressing concern is their ability to remain in their home for as long as possible. In some cases, this proves impossible because of health issues beyond the client’s control. For example, a severe stroke that causes paralysis may need constant attention that just cannot be provided in a home…

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2 Spectacular Ways To Make Special Plans For Special People

Using Special Needs Trust to Plan for the Disabled Caregivers for people who are ill, aged or disabled are the unsung heroes among us. These caregivers are often on the job 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They care for someone in their lives who has limitations preventing her/him from living independently. The subject of this…

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The Medicaid Game Changer – A LinkedIn ‘SlideShare’

Game changer-slide-share from John Ross

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MEDICAID FOR LONG TERM CARE – ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS

When it comes to Medicaid for long term care, we encounter many questions. People encounter many rumors, misunderstandings and outright lies related to Medicaid.

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Alternatives To Life Estates

This article is part two of a two part series.

To understand why you may want to avoid a life estate please click here on The Mistakes of Life Estates before reading the rest of this article.

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The Mistakes Of A Life Estate

For some early context a Life Estate is the ownership of the land for a person’s life. This land can be passed down from person to person.

When Can A Life Estate Be Confusing?

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Medicare Premiums Are Going Up (Again), Should You Worry?

So Is There Anything To Worry About?

Probably not. In the last few days, the federal government has announced that Social Security recipients will get a meager .3% raise in 2017. In contrast, the feds think that Medicare premiums are likely to increase around 30%…

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Interested In Blowing Up Your Annuity Sales AND Helping Your Clients?

The Most Important Change In Medicaid Rules For Financial Advisors In A Decade.
In recent months, the Texas Long-term Care Medicaid made an enormous change to the rules. For the savvy financial advisor, this change has the potential to explode your annuity sales….

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How To Save Money And Independence With A Skilled Nurse Rehab.

Folks Have Two Basic Concerns:
They would like to avoid nursing home care if they can. If they can’t, they wanna get the best they can.
They would like to avoid becoming a burden on their friends and family. If they can’t, they wanna make life as easy on the family as possible…

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