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As you get older, one thing you may need to start doing is preparing for Medicaid. Did you know that the average cost of nursing home has exceeded $7,000? It’s shocking, considering that it costs much less than that to have an apartment or to live a normal life. Unfortunately, medical costs are high in […]

Having a new baby is a joy for most parents. During the pregnancy, they need to do a lot of planning. You probably think about things like the nursery and diapers, but many don’t think about the estate plan they need to create so their child is cared for if something happens to both parents. […]

When you have a disrespectful or unreliable tenant, your patience can run thin. If reminders to pay rent don’t work or you can no longer find a solution for their behavior, you may start considering the next step – eviction. If you’re thinking about evicting your tenant, you need to proceed thoughtfully. There are several […]

Medicaid planning is just a part of growing older. You need to think about the best way to qualify while still protecting your assets. When should you start planning? As soon as possible. Medicaid has a look-back period that has to be considered, so taking steps to protect your assets prior to that is important. […]

If you want to build a home from the ground up, you likely want something of high quality that you can either live in for the rest of your life or eventually resell for a substantial profit. Unfortunately, your contractors may have a similar profit motive that could impact the condition of the finished house. […]

Are you buying a new home? In all the excitement during this time, you need to take care not to make a few very common mistakes. Here’s how to avoid a problem. 1. Don’t skip the inspection While a home inspection can cost a few hundred dollars (or more, depending on what you want to have […]

If you die without writing a legally valid will (called “dying intestate”), ultimately it will be up to the state of Florida to decide what happens to everything you own, from your car and house to bank accounts and insurance, stocks and your 401(k) and even your email and social media accounts. Some people like […]

Married couples in the United States can face special complications when at least one spouse is a noncitizen. When they are a high-asset couple and one spouse passes away, the U.S. tax system may offer even more unpleasant surprises. When the American spouse dies, taxes can take brutal chunks taken out of their spouse’s inheritance. […]

If you don’t already have an estate plan, it may be because the process is a bit daunting. You may already know who you want to leave your home and assets to, and the estate planning process sounds like just a boring process of putting that plan in place. Or maybe you just don’t want […]

The process of buying a new home can be long and stressful. There are many things to consider – location, price, aesthetics – and it can take months to properly vet through the many listings before you finally find the right one. However, it’s not as easy as handing over a check and signing your […]

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