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Concerned About Costly Nursing Homes? “Granny Pods” May Be an Option to Consider

The median annual cost of a private nursing home is over roughly $84,000 per year, according to A 2013 survey by Genworth revealed that the cost of private nursing home care spiked 24 percent in a five-year period (2008 to 2013). Given the exorbitant cost of nursing home care, many people are struggling to figure out what to do with an elderly loved one who is living alone, and shouldn’t be at that stage of their life. Some people may be thinking, “Well, what about a semi-private nursing home where your loved one shares a room?” Unfortunately, this arrangement is...

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Don’t Let Your Long-Term Care Insurance Lapse

The median annual price of a private room in a nursing home is over $90,000, according to Genworth Financial. Many people attempt to defray these exorbitant costs by purchasing long-term care insurance. But here is something that may blow your mind - more than a third of people with long-term care insurance policies at age 65 let their coverage lapse before they pass on, without reaping the benefits the policy may offer, according to Specifically, men and women at age 65 have a 32 percent and 38 percent chance of lapsing prior to their death. Understand, when you coverage lapses,...

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Asset Protection for Physicians

Physicians are constant targets of malpractice lawsuits. Generally, they have a high level of annual income as compared to most other people. Detailed required medical record keeping creates an ideal paper trail for any trial lawyer. Despite these challenges, physicians remain the highest earning professional group. Most physicians will accumulate significant business and personal assets that should be protected from the many liabilities that face the medical practitioner. This is where asset protection for physicians is absolutely critical. So what exactly is asset protection? Well, it is a hybrid between traditional estate planning and advanced planning strategies. This hybrid approach helps...

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