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Download the 2024 Medicare and You Handbook

Looking for information about Medicare and what’s new in 2024? Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. Learn about the Medicare parts of coverage, options, costs, and how and when to enroll. You are eligible to sign up for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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Questions to Ask Before Meeting with an Estate Planning Attorney

Prior to making an appointment with an estate planning attorney, ask yourself a few questions to come prepared to the meeting. If you don’t know the answer, come with prepared questions for your attorney. Doing this will ensure the best use of your time and money. What makes up my estate? Your estate consists of […]

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Estate Planning for Blended Families

Estate planning can be more complicated for blended families than for traditional families. Entering into a new marriage when one or both new spouses have children from a previous relationship poses its own unique challenges, and it is important to consider what will happen if either of you pass away. An estate planning attorney can […]

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Considerations When Choosing Beneficiaries

  Beneficiaries are a crucial part of your estate plan. They are the people or organizations that will ultimately benefit from your estate when you pass away. Your beneficiaries can receive money or anything else you pass down to them, such as Social Security disability, savings and checking accounts, life insurance policies, retirement plans, and […]

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A Summary of Medicare’s Four Parts

  As an individual in your mid-60s, you may be faced with important life decisions, including when to retire and whether to downsize. One crucial decision you need to make concerns how you will access Medicare. You must choose which Medicare option to take and must do so in a timely manner. Medicare is a […]

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Contesting a Will

  When you hear about wills being contested, you may initially think of famous families involved in legal battles over the validity of a will. However, there are various reasons why a will may be challenged, and not all of them involve family disputes. Contesting a will may be necessary if you suspect that it […]

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Building Long-Term Wealth with Your Home

  Real estate is one of the largest assets people own. Real estate tends to appreciate over time, so with care, home equity can be the foundation for your family’s fortunes, resulting in profits that can affect your children’s and grandchildren’s wealth. Owning real estate can put you on a path to growing generational assets. […]

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Ericson, Scalise & Mangan Named Lawyers of Distinction

  Law firm Ericson, Scalise & Mangan, P.C., with offices in New Britain and Avon, is pleased to announce the naming of Attorneys Robert A. Scalise, Jr., and Catherine Craig to the distinguished honor of Lawyer of Distinction, which recognizes excellence in the practice of law. This is the fifth consecutive year that Attorney Scalise […]

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Planning to Announce Your Retirement

  As your career winds down, you may be making plans to announce your retirement. To be gracious and considerate, give enough notice to enable your employer to find a suitable replacement. The amount of time depends on the nature of your job and your level of seniority. The more expertise you bring and the […]

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How to Select an Executor

  Are you thinking about drafting your will and working on your estate plan? Is this causing you to weigh your choices when it comes to naming an executor? When it comes to identifying the person whom you want as the executor of your estate, you will want to grant this duty to an individual […]

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Medicaid’s Long-Term Care Spousal Impoverishment Rules

  The prospect of long-term care often brings with it many financial concerns. As we experience our declining health or that of an aging family member, we begin to realize that long-term care needs at home or in a facility could be necessary. When looking into local senior home care services and skilled nursing facilities, […]

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Survey Highlights the High Costs of Long-Term Care

  The prospect of long-term care often brings with it many financial concerns. As we experience our declining health or that of an aging family member, we begin to realize that long-term care needs at home or in a facility could be necessary. When looking into local senior home care services and skilled nursing facilities, […]

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