Month: April 2014

Caution: Do-It-Yourself Wills

By Jeremy A. Wechsler, Esq. Your Estate Planning Attorney Is it a good idea to write your own will? I always say, what you put into something is what you will get out of it. If you want a sound estate plan that protects your legacy, you need to work with a professional who has…
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April 15, 2014 0

Now that Tax-Day has passed, Where Does Your Money Go?

Now that tax-day is behind us, it might be a fun time to see where your Federal dollars went.  If you add up just the first five entries though veteran benefits, you will see that just about 80¢ of every dollar goes to Defense, Social Security, Health Care, Interest on the debt and Veterans Benefits.…
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April 15, 2014 0

Short Term Skilled Nursing Care Dilemma

~ Admitted vs. Observation ~ A recurring, expensive and very frustrating problem in the world of Medicare is the cost of skilled rehab after a hospital stay. What Medicare pays for is determined by how you are classified during your Hospital stay… “Admitted “or “Observation” Click here for a recent and very good article from…
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April 4, 2014 0

First Quarter Market Results Are In

Monday ended the first quarter, and the markets were pretty much flat since the first of the year.  The S&P was up less than 1% for the three months while the Dow was down 1.3%.  While the major averages didn’t move very much, for many, it sure felt like a roller coaster ride again.  Markets…
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April 3, 2014 0

Retirees Get Bitten by Pet Costs

This was the title of a column earlier this week in The Wall Street Journal.  While I’ve never had a pet other than a goldfish many years ago, many of my friends, family members and clients do have cats and dogs and some seem to devote their lives to their pets. As I read this…
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April 3, 2014 0