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Recommended Reading for September 2019

Recommended Reading, The Choice Voice

The Gifts of Caregiving By: Connie Goldman Caregiving can be a gift in disguise, an experience that moves you toward a more meaningful connection with yourself and with others and a chance to nurture your spirit and perhaps even to transform your life. Connie Goldman has delivered yet another gift both for caregivers and care […]

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Do you know the Difference Between a Stockbroker and an Investment Advisor?

Assisted Living, Healthy Aging, Money and Finance, Senior Care ,

Few people understand the difference between an investment advisor and a stockbroker. The difference is substantial. An investment advisor is a fiduciary; this means they have a legal and ethical duty of primary loyalty to their clients. The interests of their clients are paramount. Investment advisors receive a fee based on a percentage of the […]

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Medicare for All, Explained

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What are Medicare for All and Medicare for America, and how would these concepts change health care? As the 2020 presidential race heats up, voters are hearing more and more about Medicare for All. Yet, many of us aren’t sure exactly what that means. While Americans may fear letting go of the health care they […]

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The Effects of Gifts on Medicaid Planning

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Medicaid is a healthcare program designed to help individuals with limited income and assets afford needed medical care. Importantly, Medicaid covers long-term healthcare services such as nursing home costs and costs for at-home personal healthcare. Because Medicaid is intended to benefit those with limited income and assets, there are strict eligibility requirements based on income […]

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Recommended Reading for August 2019

Recommended Reading, The Choice Voice

30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans By Karl Pillemer Ph.D More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness. Renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t.  […]

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10 COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN APPLYING FOR MEDICAID

Money and Finance, Senior Care

Though the aging population continues to get larger, there is more need for long-term care. However, since most elderly Americans do not have long-term care insurance or have the assets to be self-insured, many people are dependent upon Medicaid, as Medicare’s coverage is much more limited when it comes to longer-term costs. The government helps […]

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