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Warning: Your Children May Have To Pay for Your Long-Term Care

December 31, 2018

What’s the cost of not planning for your long-term care? Your estate or your children might be required to pay for it. Some little-used laws make this situation possible. Use of these laws increased the last few years, and they are likely to be used more in the future. Either the government or non-government providers of […]

50 Facts About Long-Term Care

November 8, 2018

Apparently November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month. To mark it, the Association for Long-Term Care Planning has published a list of “50 Long-Term Care Statistics Everyone Should Know.” I know that many people are misinformed about aspects of long-term care. This should be informative to most people. Our goal is to raise awareness to help […]

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Key Elements of Your Long Term Care Insurance Plan

October 16, 2018

In Part 1 of this article, I shared my thoughts on how to create a smart and effective long-term care plan, along with 3 key components that need to be considered in your long-term care plan. This week let’s continue the discussion with 4 more critical components of your long-term care plan. Long-term care insurance. […]

How to Build Your Long-Term Care Plan

October 11, 2018

The cost of long-term care is one of the major retirement financial worries. Survey after survey confirms that. The data also confirms that few people do anything about long-term care, other than worry. One survey even found that many people would rather go to the dentist than talk to someone about long-term care. That needn’t […]

The Biggest Retirement Fear of Most Americans

November 15, 2017

It’s the biggest retirement fear of most Americans, and it makes or breaks most retirement plans. But you don’t have to worry about long-term care expenses depleting your nest egg or taking your legacy from your family. After viewing the latest seminar in the Retirement Watch Spotlight Series, you’ll avoid the mistakes and misunderstandings that […]

Long-Term Care Costs Around the Country

October 4, 2017

Long-term care is expensive, but the cost varies by both the types of care and where it is received. You can receive care at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing home. The cost of each varies considerably. But greater differences exist around the country with prices varying greatly between expensive metropolitan areas and […]

A Long-Term Care Update

September 21, 2017

Here’s a video and article from Morningstar.com that gives an overview of the long-term care insurance market. It’s a big picture view that’s a refresher for Retirement Watch readers. But it has useful information. A recent example–in 2016, the federal government, for the long-term care policies that it was offering to federal government employees, those […]

Nursing Home Care: Your Kids and Your Long-Term Care

August 30, 2017

This article has a lot of interesting data about nursing home care. It explains how long people are likely to need a nursing home stay and how much it could cost. It also makes the interesting point that elderly people with adult children are likely to need less long-term care than others. You can use […]

October 2020:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.
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