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Five Valuable Tips When Caring for a Parent at Home

More and more children are living with their parents when their parents begin to need supports for their care.  This situation can occur either with the parent moving in with the child or the child moving in with the parent.  This trend probably won’t reverse anytime soon. Children and their parents are finding that living […]

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What to Do with Cremated Remains

Can my ashes be spread anywhere? When we are completing a client’s Funeral Planning Declaration, this is a common question.  We also occasionally receive questions about scattering ashes from individuals who have cremated remains of family members in their possession.  Federal and Indiana laws dictate how and where cremated remains can be disposed.  However, laws […]

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Three Likely Changes to Social Security in 2018*

Nearly two-thirds of retired workers rely on their Social Security benefit for at least half of their monthly income.  As compared to laws and rules governing other public programs, little has changed with the Social Security program over the last several years.  Even today with an estimated $11 trillion budgetary shortfall in the program, few […]

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Indiana ABLE Program Open for Enrollment

In March of 2016, we reported that then Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill making the “Achieving a Better Life Experience” (known as the ABLE Act) law in Indiana.  We are excited to report that Indiana’s ABLE program, INvestABLE Indiana, is now officially open for enrollment in Indiana. Congress passed the ABLE Act in […]

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Beware Medicare’s Penalties for Late Enrollment

People generally become eligible for Medicare at age 65, when they can receive benefits under Part A (hospital coverage), Part B (medical coverage) and Part D (prescription drug coverage).  But Medicare doesn’t want you to delay enrollment.  If only those who needed insurance signed up on time and healthier people waited, the healthy beneficiaries’ premiums […]

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